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 August 19, 2021
“The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in boxes of cereal”

Toys in cereal boxes were popular in the 1960s and early 1970s, but began to be phased out by 1980.
     
“The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in boxes of cereal” was posted on Twitter by Al Douglas on May 25, 2013. “RT @good__times The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in boxes of cereal” was posted on Twitter by hAndy on June 7, 2013. The saying probably originated in a tweet by @good__times, but this tweet is no longer available.
     
“THE DECLINE OF CIVILIZATION CAN BE TRACED BACK TO WHEN THEY STOPPED PUTTING TOYS IN CEREAL BOXES” was posted on Facebook by “Funny thoughts and jokes” on April 16, 2020. “The decline of civilization can be traced back to when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes” was posted on Twitter by James Gillian on April 21, 2020.
 
     
Wikipedia: Cereal box prize
A cereal box prize, also known as a cereal box toy in the UK and Ireland, is a form of advertising that involves using a promotional toy or small item that is offered as an incentive to buy a particular breakfast cereal. Prizes are found inside or sometimes on the cereal box.
 
Twitter
Al Douglas
@ial
The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in boxes of cereal.
1:26 PM · May 25, 2013·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
hAndy
@TheReub96
#fact RT @I_Disdain RT @good__times The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in boxes of cereal.
8:58 PM · Jun 7, 2013·Plume for Android
   
Twitter
jih-unit
@cheeseoverdeez
RT @good__times: The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in boxes of cereal.
7:44 AM · Jul 2, 2013·Twitter for BlackBerry®
 
Twitter
Krunal Patel
@kroon52
The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes…like really, what’s the point of even waking up now
3:25 PM · Jul 25, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Suni Carington
@SuniCarington
The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes
1:40 AM · Jul 28, 2013·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
aurora
@roarraa
I think the decline of civilization happened when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes #notimpressed
10:52 AM · Jul 31, 2013·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
iphonejunky
@iphonejunkyevan
The decline of civilization started when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes..
10:08 AM · Aug 1, 2013·Tweetbot for iOS
   
Twitter
pauline
@ms__pauline
The decline of civilization began when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes.  #Goodtimes
6:48 PM · May 28, 2017·Twitter Web Client
         
Facebook
im not right in the head.com
December 29, 2018 at 9:37 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
THE DECLINE OF
CIVILIZATION
STARTED WHEN
THEY STOPPED
PUTTING TOYS
IN BOXES OF
CEREAL.
 
Facebook
Funny thoughts and jokes.
April 16, 2020 at 12:21 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
THE DECLINE OF
CIVILIZATION CAN
BE TRACED BACK TO
WHEN THEY
STOPPED PUTTING
TOYS IN
CEREAL BOXES.
 
Twitter
James Gillian
@jamesgillian01
#IfWeAllTried
Stick together and cereal companion put toys back in the boxes
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
The decline of
civilization
can be traced
back to when
they stopped
putting toys in
cereal boxes
6:16 PM · Apr 21, 2020·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter
Crissy
@Criss_Chi
The decline of civilization can be traced back to when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes.
2:03 PM · Jun 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Billy Club
@MoneyStash1
The decline in civilization can be traced back to when they stopped putting toys in cereal boxes
11:51 AM · Jul 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Facebook
MY CRAZY WORLD
August 18, 2021 at 12:42 PM ·
The decline of
civilization can be
traced back to when
they stopped putting
toys in cereal boxes

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, August 19, 2021 • Permalink


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