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 04, 2019
“Who is the patron saint of security cameras?”/“St. Francis of a CCTV.”

“St Francis of a CCTV #surveillancereligion”—a pun on St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)—was posted on Twitter by Not 🚩THAT🚩ready yet 🌹🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 on September 26, 2012.
A riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 3, 2014:
Q: Who the patron saint of surveillance?
A: St. Francis of a CCTV.

“Who’s the patron saint of email?”/“St. Francis of a CC” is a similar riddle.
Wikipedia: Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d’Assisi), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.
Pope Gregory IX canonised Francis on 16 July 1228. Along with Saint Catherine of Siena, he was designated Patron saint of Italy. He later became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment, and it became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of October 4.
Wikipedia: Closed-circuit television
Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly transmitted, though it may employ point to point (P2P), point to multipoint (P2MP), or mesh wired or wireless links. Though almost all video cameras fit this definition, the term is most often applied to those used for surveillance in areas that may need monitoring such as banks, stores, and other areas where security is needed.
Not 🚩THAT🚩ready yet 🌹🇪🇺🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
@quantick St Francis of a CCTV #surveillancereligion
3:58 PM · Sep 26, 2012·Seesmic
Steve Berry 🚮
St Francis of A CCTV #surveillancereligion
4:00 PM · Sep 26, 2012·Twitter Web Client
Athas Zafiris
Replying to @dkfcdotnet
@dkfcdotnet @franksavaglio Vatican announces that priests will now be monitored by Pope Francis of a CCTV.
3:01 AM · Mar 15, 2013·Twitter Web Client
Jim Crowfoot
I know God is watching over me. He has St Francis of A CCTV.
3:18 PM · Apr 5, 2014·Twitter for iPad
Ivor Baddiel
New patron saint of snooping named as St. Francis of a CCTV.
9:04 AM · Aug 19, 2014 from Tottenham, London·Twitter for iPhone
Posted by u/LauriCular December 3, 2014
Who the patron saint of surveillance?
St Francis of a CCTV.
Posted by u/[deleted] June 13, 2019
Who is the patron saint of government surveillance?
Posted by u/blublablublu July 19, 2019
Who is the patron saint of security?
St Francis of a-CCTV
Posted by u/blublablublu August 3, 2019
Who is the patron saint of security cameras?
St Francis of a CCTV
I have no clue what this joke is
Saint Francis of Assisi. He’s the patron saint of animals and the natural environment, but I don’t think that’s part of the joke.

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