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 May 18, 2015
“‘I hate tacos!’ said no Juan ever”

“...said no one ever” is an Internet meme that became popular in January 2012. People thought of “...said no Juan ever,” and Mexican food was added to the first part of the meme. “‘I don’t like tacos’ said no Juan ever” was cited on Twitter on September 16, 2012. “‘I fucking hate nachos.’ - said no Juan ever” was cited on Twitter on September 24, 2012. “I don’t like burritos, said no Juan ever” was cited on Twitter on October 4, 2012.
The taco version of “...said no Juan ever” went viral on Twitter on October 21, 2012. The jocular saying has been printed on posters and T-shirts. The joke has been frequently criticized, however, for using Mexican stereotypes.
Know Your Meme
...Said No One Ever
Part of a series on Internet Slang

“…said no one ever” is a phrase often used online to mock something that is generally disliked or of an unpopular opinion. Though it is often employed as a Twitter hashtag, it can also be found as a caption on image macros or in the text of e-cards.
Brandon from Arby’s
“I don’t like tacos” said no Juan ever
4:25 PM - 16 Sep 2012
Iron Wang
“I fucking hate nachos.” - said no Juan ever.
4:48 PM - 24 Sep 2012
Scott Sommerville
I don’t like burritos, said no Juan ever
7:08 PM - 4 Oct 2012
Domingo Castro
Said no Juan ever - http://ifunny.mobi/i85q8rmoU
12:01 AM - 21 Oct 2012
Dave & Buster’s Just Posted a Tweet It’s Going to Regret for a Long Time How does this stuff get through?
By Alfred Maskeroni
November 18, 2014, 1:40 PM EST
And your massive brand Twitter fail of the day goes to … Dave & Buster’s!
To advertise its Taco Tuesday, the restaurant chain made a joke that pretty clearly went over the line, prompting incredulity from its Twitter followers. “I hate tacos, said no Juan ever,” the tweet read.
Obviously, this isn’t the first time a brand has tweeted out something outrageous—in this case, racist. But the question remains: How does this kind of stuff make it into the actual world?
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Jan 7, 2015 by Marie Alonso
And let’s not forget Dave & Buster’s promotion of its Taco Tuesday with the tweet:
‘I hate tacos’ said no Juan ever. #TacoTuesday #DaveandBusters’
The insensitive tweet incited complaints, and of course the company issued an apology for its perceived racist remark. What’s the lesson when it comes to humor and timing with social ownership? Never assume what you think is funny — actually is funny. And try to be mindful of seasonal, cultural, trending — and devastatingly tragic historic events.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Permalink

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