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 10, 2024
“I’m not drunk. Just avoiding potholes” (bumper sticker)

“I’m not drunk. Just avoiding potholes” (or “Not drunk. Avoiding potholes”) is a jocular bumper sticker saying that has been printed on many images.
   
“Car sticker seen this morning - I’m not drunk, I’m avoiding potholes. Satirical car stickers FTW!” was posted on X/Twitter by FPL Lemming on March 12, 2010. ” I seen a bumper sticker that said ‘I’m not drunk, I’m just avoiding potholes!’ I liked that…” was posted on X/Twitter by Claire on March 26, 2010. “Just saw an awesome car sticker ‘I’m not drunk, just avoiding potholes’” was posted on X/Twitter by Jack Hoare on September 1, 2010. “Bro I’m gonna order some ‘not drunk, avoiding potholes’ stickers LOL” was posted on X/Twitter by J Eric on October 18, 2011.
   
     
X/Twitter
FPL Lemming
@ukLloydy
Car sticker seen this morning - I’m not drunk, I’m avoiding potholes. Satirical car stickers FTW!
11:01 AM · Mar 12, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Claire
@catt231
@Liza_Brooks I seen a bumper sticker that said “I’m not drunk, I’m just avoiding potholes!” I liked that…
6:25 AM · Mar 26, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Jonny Jones
@MrJonnyJones
Sticker on a super low drift car - “I’m not drunk, I’m avoiding potholes!” - Clearly from Surrey then, our roads are rubbish!
7:27 AM · Jun 11, 2010
   
X/Twitter
Jack Hoare
@jackhoare
Just saw an awesome car sticker “I’m not drunk, just avoiding potholes”
2:13 PM · Sep 1, 2010
   
Twitter
Gary Elliott Music
@GaryElliotMusic
Just ordered Funny car stickers for my car one saying ‘Im not Drunk just avoiding Potholes’ ‘Get in Sit down ShutUp Hold on’ DC/monster ones
10:40 AM · Feb 10, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Jez
@BFCJez
Drove into work this morning behind a car with the bumper sticker; “I’m not drunk, I’m avoiding potholes”. Love it.
9:49 AM · Apr 27, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Cosensa
@cosensa
Driving up from Stranraer to Stirling today - loved this bumper sticker: “I’m not drunk. Just avoiding potholes”
1:56 PM · Apr 29, 2011
   
X/Twitter
J Eric
@eggsric
@ah0ang ahahaha aye, then make a ‘pshh’ sound when you got boost. Bro I’m gonna order some ‘not drunk, avoiding potholes’ stickers LOL
2:01 AM · Oct 18, 2011
   
X/Twitter
Kevin Seixas
@kevin_seixas
@torrvecchio not drunk avoiding potholes
2:54 PM · Dec 19, 2011
 
Times of Malta
‘I’m not drunk, just avoiding potholes…’
These are the words of a sticker seen recently on the back window of a car, which could speak for all drivers. Last month, timesofmalta.com asked its readers to write in about their pothole peeves. Almost 500 of you obliged. A day later, Transport…
March 22, 2012 | Bertrand Borg
       
X/Twitter
Pam Sword 🇺🇦
@PamJSword
Just saw this bumper sticker:
Not Drunk
Avoiding Potholes
7:59 AM · May 2, 2014
 
X/Twitter
Evan J’daté Kessler
@EvanJKessler
Saw a window decal that read “not drunk, avoiding potholes.” It was the first window decal or bumper sticker that’s ever made sense to me.
3:11 PM · May 9, 2015
 
Reddit—Nottheonion
Posted by u/AgentBlue62 February 9, 2021
Driver with ‘Not Drunk, Avoiding Potholes’ sticker arrested for driving under the influence
wgntv.com/news/d…
     
Fox 13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
,i>Man with ‘Not Drunk, Avoiding Potholes’ sticker arrested for DUI, Oregon sheriff says
By Fox 13 News staff Published February 12, 2021 OregonFOX 13 News
   
X/Twitter
Mukesh Shah
@shahmukesh012
NOT DRUNK.
AVOIDING POTHOLES.
(This is also shown on a sticker.—ed.)
7:39 AM · Oct 19, 2021
 
Daily Mail (London, UK)
Woman with ‘I’m not drunk, just avoiding potholes’ sticker is twice the legal limit and arrested for drink-driving with her 11-year-old son in the car
. The driver was stopped as part of a drink driving campaign in Staffordshire
By MILO POPE
PUBLISHED: 11:46 EST, 23 December 2023 | UPDATED: 11:50 EST, 23 December 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
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