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 October 10, 2020
“The only way to get ahead is to decapitate someone”

“To get ahead” should not be confused with “to get a head,” but there are jokes. “To get ahead in this world, you’d probably have to decapitate someone” was posted on Twitter by Dean John Morris on June 24, 2010. “The best way to get ahead in life is to decapitate someone” was posted on Twitter by ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ on February 13, 2016.
     
“The only way to get ahead is to decapitate someone” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on October 9, 2020.
   
Somewhat related sayings are “If you want to get ahead, get a hat” and “Why did the headless horseman go into business?”/“He wanted to get a head in life.”
       
   
Twitter
Dean John Morris
@djm19
To get ahead in this world, you’d probably have to decapitate someone.
9:43 PM · Jun 24, 2010·Twitter SMS
   
Twitter
Evan
@evofck
one way to get ahead is to decapitate someone.  Shit.  That’s not even clever.
3:55 PM · Jun 14, 2011·Twitter Web Client
     
Twitter
Lareesa Jackson McMonigle
@elReesa
@jelojesi :: “Sometimes the best way to get ahead in life is to decapitate someone.”
#wordstoliveby #orratherdie #realquotes
11:22 PM · May 7, 2013·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
ITweetTall
@YesItsReggie
Sometimes the only way to get ahead is to decapitate a nigga
12:14 PM · Sep 17, 2015·Twitter for iPhone
     
Twitter
ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ
@myroyalgayness
the best way to get ahead in life is to decapitate someone
10:43 PM · Feb 13, 2016·Twitter Web Client
 
Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/dskutnik October 9, 2020
The only way to get ahead is to decapitate someone
 
Twitter
Kids and life hacks
@guys_and
The only way to get ahead is to decapitate someone
3:25 AM · Oct 9, 2020·IFTTT
 
Twitter
Something of the Day
@lgst_something
The only way to get ahead is to decapitate someone.
6:38 AM · Oct 9, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, October 10, 2020 • Permalink


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