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.

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Entry from June 21, 2016
“Can a news story electrocute somebody? The answer may shock you”

News teasers often present a little bit of the story with a question, and then state, “The answer may shock you.” Amir Blumenfeld made a joke of this when he tweeted on September 1, 2015:

“Can a news story electrocute somebody? The answer may shock you.”

“Can we eliminate clickbait journalism? The answer may surprise you” is a joke on a similar line.


Twitter
Jesse Hawken
‏@jessehawken
What animal did Peter Gabriel electrocute? The answer will shock you
7:20 PM - 4 Feb 2014

Twitter
Anittah Patrick
‏@xoxoANP
Guess when the word ‘intrapreneur’ was first used. The answer may electrocute you. Oops, I mean shock you. http://lnkd.in/d2Jh-fD
2:47 PM - 11 Jun 2014

Twitter
Amir Blumenfeld
‏@jakeandamir
“Can a news story electrocute somebody? The answer may shock you.”
1:53 PM - 1 Sep 2015

Facebook
Jake and Amir
September 3, 2015 ·
“Can a news story electrocute somebody? The answer may shock you.”

reddit
Can you be electrocuted by a news story?
submitted September 6, 2015 by ImNotANube
The answer may shock you.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Tuesday, June 21, 2016 • Permalink