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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 19, 2023
“Cursing: There is only one bad word, taxes. Any other word that is good enough for sailors…”

The American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series Parks and Recreation, on the episode “Go Big or Go Home” that originally aired on January 20, 2011, the character Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) showed his “Pyramid of Greatness.” Category 7 showed this:
   
“Cursing: There’s only one bad word: taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.”
   
“CURSING: THERE IS ONLY ONE BAD WORD, TAXES. ANY OTHER WORD THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR SAILORS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU” (shown on an image, with a picture of Ron Swanson) was posted on Facebook by Being Libertarian on August 14, 2018.
 
     
Wikipedia: Go Big or Go Home
“Go Big or Go Home” is the third season premiere of the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, and the 31st overall episode of the series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on January 20, 2011. (...) The episode received highly positive reviews, with several commentators particularly praising the scene featuring “Swanson Pyramid of Greatness”, Ron Swanson’s guide to successful living.
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Episode no. Season 3
Episode 1
Directed by Dean Holland
Written by Alan Yang
Original air date January 20, 2011
   
Parks and Recreation Wiki: Ron Swanson’s Pyramid of Greatness
Ron Swanson developed the Pyramid of Greatness over the course of many years. It’s a perfectly calibrated recipe for maximum personal achievement. Likely inspired by the Wooden Pyramid of Success. Ron shows the pyramid while coaching a boys basketball team (Go Big or Go Home).
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Category 7:   
Cursing: There’s only one bad word: taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.
 
Twitter
Hywel Teague
@hywelteague
“Cursing: There’s only one bad word: Taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.”
12:49 PM · Jan 12, 2011
   
Twitter
Doug Zuba
@TheZuba
Cursing-There’s only one bad word, Taxes.  If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.
10:31 AM · Jan 21, 2011
   
Twitter
Phillip Kisubika
@pkisubika
“There’s only one bad word: Taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.” #SwansonPyramidofGreatness
11:03 AM · Jan 21, 2011
     
Twitter
Ron Swanson
@Sir_Ron_Swanson
There is only one bad word: Taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors it’s good enough for you.
1:30 PM · Mar 20, 2013
 
Twitter
George W. Kush
@dingoateemybaby
“cursing: there is only one bad word, taxes. any other word that is good enough for sailors is good enough for you” Ron Swanson
6:02 PM · Apr 5, 2014
 
Facebook   
Andrew Falk for New York
January 12, 2015 at 5:17 AM ·
“Cursing? There is only one bad word: Taxes.” -Ron Swanson
(This is also shown on an image.—ed.)
 
Twitter
faulty wiring
@faultybutfine
“There is only one bad word: Taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.” -Ron Swanson
#ParksAndRec
3:00 PM · Apr 7, 2015
 
Twitter
Johann Georg Frick II
@frick224
“There is only one bad word, and that is taxes. If a word is good enough for sailors, it is good enough for you”
-Ron Swanson
9:58 AM · Jan 28, 2018
   
Facebook
Being Libertarian
August 14, 2018 at 6:31 AM ·
#TaxationIsTheft #DailySwanson #Libertarian (CS)
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CURSING:
THERE IS ONLY ONE BAD WORD, TAXES. ANY
OTHER WORD THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR
SAILORS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.
 
Twitter   
SJ
@seanackley
CURSING:
There’s only one bad word: Taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.
8:20 AM · Oct 26, 2018
   
Libertarian Country
19 BEST RON SWANSON QUOTES
by Libertarian Country January 11, 2019
(...)
1. “There is only one bad word: taxes.”
 
Twitter
NOMAWO
@nomawo_
“There is only one bad word: taxes.” - Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec and most entrepreneurs
Rather than losing time, patience, and a few four-letter words over it, we work with
@meeta4e so our members can focus on running their business with their accounts in trusted hands.
6:45 PM · Apr 18, 2021
     
Parade
‘I Regret Nothing’—55 Timeless Ron Swanson Quotes From ‘Parks and Recreation’
This may be the best role of Nick Offerman’s career!

LINDSAY LOWE OCT 13, 2022
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26. “There is only one bad word: taxes.”
 
Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
CURSING:
THERE IS ONLY ONE BAD WORD, TAXES. ANY
OTHER WORD THAT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR
SAILORS IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU.
9:30 PM · Apr 18, 2023

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