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 March 11, 2023
“I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this.—George Orwell”

“I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this.—George Orwell” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. English author George Orwell (1903-1950) didn’t actually say this, but it’s a joke on what Orwell might say if he were to come back and see the world become more Orwellian (as he predicted). The book is Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).
 
“I LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK TO WARN YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS-George Orwell” was posted on Twitter by denver 420 rally on August 20, 2017. “I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this. -George Orwell #StopTheSteal” was posted on Twitter by KravChick🇺🇸 on November 7, 2020.
   
“I LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK TO WARN YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS. AYN RAND” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by The Atlas Society on August 27, 2021. Russian-born American writer and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982) wrote Atlas Shrugged (1957).
 
“Boy, did I call it or what?—George Orwell” is a related joke.
     
     
Wikipedia: George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, total opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.
 
Wikipedia: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four (also published as 1984) is a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale by English writer George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell’s ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, it centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of people and behaviours within society. Orwell, a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian state in the novel on Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within societies and the ways in which they can be manipulated.
       
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denver 420 rally
@denver420rally
I LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK TO WARN YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS
-George Orwell
3:11 PM · Aug 20, 2017
   
Twitter
KravChick🇺🇸
@KRAVCHICK
I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this. -George Orwell #StopTheSteal
10:58 AM · Nov 7, 2020
     
Facebook
Cousin Vinny Hadlock
November 7, 2020 at 11:44 AM ·
He LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK, AND YOU GUYS MADE A MOVIE TO WARN YOU ALL ABOUT THIS.
George Orwell
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK,
AND YOU GUYS MADE A MOVIE
TO WARN YOU ALL
ABOUT THIS.
1984?
George Orwell
 
Twitter
Eghtyslady
@Eghtyslady
Replying to @DrChrisNorthrup
I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this. ~ George Orwell
7:49 AM · Dec 10, 2020
   
Twitter
🇺🇸 Ghost of VanGogh 🥋🇺🇸
@ghostofvangogh1
“I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this.”
— George Orwell
7:16 PM · Feb 20, 2021
 
Facebook
The Atlas Society
August 27, 2021 at 5:14 PM ·
Hate To Say She Told You So, But… #AynRand #AtlasShrugged
Check This Out! https://bit.ly/3gZmfoL
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I LITERALLY
WROTE A BOOK
TO WARN YOU
GUYS ABOUT THIS.
AYN RAND
 
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GEOTUS_2019
29 aug 2021
LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK TO WARN YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS. -GEORGE ORWELL
   
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LITERALLY WROTE A BOOK TO WARN YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS. -GEORGE ORWELL
 
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“I literally wrote a book to warn you guys about this” ~George Orwell
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Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
I LITERALLY
WROTE A BOOK
TO WARN YOU
GUYS ABOUT THIS.
—GEORGE ORWELL
4:28 PM · Mar 10, 2023

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