A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 08, 2018
“When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer”

"Shit happens” is a saying that became popular in the 1980s. “When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. “When life gives you shit, turn it into fertilizer” was posted on Twitter on June 22, 2009.

“Shit happens...so turn it into fertilizer as fuel for success” was posted on Twitter on December 29, 2010. “When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer!” was posted on Twitter on June 20, 2011.

The YouTube video “When ‘shit’ happens, turn it into fertilizer!!!... Change yourperspective. Change your life!” by Kute Blackson was posed on October 27, 2011.  Author and motivational speaker Kute Blackson is often credited with the saying, although it doesn’t appear that he was the first to say it.

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is a similar saying.


Wikipedia: Shit happens
Shit happens is a common vulgar slang phrase that is used as a simple existential observation that life is full of unpredictable events, either “Así es la vida” or “C’est la vie”. The phrase is an acknowledgment that bad things happen to people seemingly for no particular reason. The phrase was first observed in 1964, but wasn’t used in a print publication until 1983.

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TOT (Tweetin On the Toilet): when life gives you shit, turn it into fertilizer
9:03 PM - 22 Jun 2009

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Rishaud Corbin-Lee
@rishaud
When Life gives u shit… Turn it into fertilizer.
10:10 PM - 21 Aug 2010

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Jus call me JB
@Shaymademeget1
Shit happens...so turn it into fertilizer as fuel for success
9:02 PM - 29 Dec 2010

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Surabhi Srinivasan
@Surabhi93
When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer!rasberry
1:39 AM - 20 Jun 2011

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♛ Lemmy
@proficientking
When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer!
1:47 PM - 27 Jun 2011

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@Spying_Glass
When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer!
12:15 PM - 28 Jun 2011

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Staub Leadership
@StaubLeadership
#Transformational perspective, when shit happens, turn it into fertilizer
11:46 AM - 5 Jul 2011

YouTube
When “shit” happens, turn it into fertilizer!!!... Change yourperspective. Change your life!
Kute Blackson
Uploaded on Oct 27, 2011

Twitter
ewandari
@estiwandari
When sh*t happens, turn it into fertilizer. -Kute Blackson
7:24 AM - 7 Dec 2011

h(IL) Tribune
Sky waive center Markeisha Gatling
By Phil Thompson
JUNE 3, 2015, 3:45 PM
(...)
Gatling posted an Instagram picture of a motivational saying, “When (bleep) happens turn it into fertilizer,” and added in the caption, “I always have a back up plan.”

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Smoke DZA
@smokedza
It’s a positive in every negative. when shit happens, turn it into fertilizer 💎🎯
9:02 AM - 8 Aug 2017

Google Books
365 Positive Affirmations & Motivational Quotes
That Will Lead You to Success and Wealth in Your Life

By Jimmy Cooper
R & C Publishing via PublishDrive
2018
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“When shit happens, turn it into fertilizer.” – Kute Blackson

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, June 08, 2018 • Permalink