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 January 25, 2013
“I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to do”

“I do whatever my rice crispies/krispies tell me to” is a popular bumper sticker saying. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal says “snap, crackle, pop” when milk is added (according to company advertising); “rice crispies” is a generic spelling for the cereal. A crazy person, however, might hear other words from the cereal.
“I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to” has been cited in print since at least 1993. “I *always* do what the rice crispies tell me” was cited in print in 1995.
Wikipedia: Rice Krispies
Rice Krispies (known as Rice Bubbles in Australia and New Zealand) is a breakfast cereal that was created by Clayton Rindlisbacher for the Kellogg company, and later marketed by Kellogg’s in 1927 and released to the public in 1928. Rice Krispies are made of crisped rice (rice and sugar paste that is formed into rice shapes or “berries”, cooked, dried and toasted), and expand forming very thin and hollowed out walls that are crunchy and crisp. When the cereal is subjected to a change in heat, the walls tend to collapse, creating the famous “Snap, crackle and pop” sounds.
Google Groups: rec.org.sca
Jeff Lee
Apr 5 1993, 11:53 am
I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to.
Google Groups: alt.fan.dan-quayle
Feb 25 1995, 7:38 am
Don’t worry. When I listened to my rice crispies this morning, they told me to abandon violence and become a pacifist vegetarian liberal. And I *always* do what the rice crispies tell me…
Pagan Jokes captured from America On Line
Date captured: 4/27/95. Edited a little.
“I do whatever my rice crispies tell me to”
14 September 1998, Denver (CO) Post, pg. A2:
Bumper talk: Seen near Eighth and Lincoln, “I only do what my Rice Krispies tell me to”. . .
30 March 2000, Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI), Porcupine Press, pg. 46 banner:
I do whatever my Rice Krispies tell me to do.
New York (NY) Times
BACKSLASH; A Binge On Music At State U.
Published: July 09, 2000
On Telegraph Avenue, John Vance, a Napster user, runs the ‘‘1st Amendment Center’’—several portable shelves from which he sells bumper stickers like ‘‘Robin Hood Was Right’’ and ‘‘I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me to Do.’‘
Google Books
A Collection Of Jokes And Funny Stories
By Marvin Lebman
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
Pg. 255 (Bumper Stickers):
32. I Do Whatever My Rice Krispies Tell Me To
Google Books
Follow the Blue
By Brigid Lowry
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pg. 172:
‘Nah, that one’s good but my personal favourite is I DO WHATEVER MY RICE CRISPIES TELL ME TO.’

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, January 25, 2013 • Permalink

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