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 March 05, 2016
“Crazy exes are like a box of chocolates. They’ll kill your dog”

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” is a famous line from the movie Forrest Gump (1994). Many people love chocolate, but it can kill dogs.

“Life is like a box of chocolates: Eventually it will kill your dog” was cited on Twitter on January 25, 2012. “Police are like a box of chocolates..... They will kill your dog” was cited on Twitter on December 19, 2013.

“Crazy ex-girlfriends are like a box of chocolate. They’ll kill your dog” was posted on reddit on November 1, 2014.


Wiktionary: life is like a box of chocolates
Etymology
Appeared in the 1994 film Forrest Gump, when the lead character Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks) says “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

The book Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, first published in Japanese in 1987, and in English in 1989, has the following: “Just remember, life is like a box of chocolates.” ... “You know, they’ve got these chocolate assortments, and you like some but you don’t like others? And you eat all the ones you like, and the only ones left are the ones you don’t like as much? I always think about that when something painful comes up. “Now I just have to polish these off, and everything’ll be OK.’ Life is a box of chocolates.”

Proverb
life is like a box of chocolates

1. Life is full of surprises; you never know what will happen next.

petparents
Can chocolate really kill your dog?
Thursday, October 6, 2011
(...)
Just like some of us are “addicted” to chocolate, dogs can be, too. But the flavor they’re responding to is actually theobromine, a toxic substance found in chocolate.

When a dog eats chocolate, theobromine metabolizes slowly, staying in his or her system for up to 20 hours. In the meantime, theobromine interferes with the normal functioning of the central nervous system, heart and kidneys.

Without appropriate treatment, this could lead to death. So be careful about letting your dog have any amount of chocolate—once your dog has a taste for it, you’ll have a much harder time keeping him or her away.

Twitter
Heather Hildreth
‏@_Heathrawr_
RT @SamGrittner Life is like a box of chocolates: Eventually it will kill your dog.
11:31 PM - 25 Jan 2012

Twitter
Centamass
‏@Centamass
Police are like a box of chocolates..... They will kill your dog. Lol
8:37 AM - 19 Dec 2013

reddit
Crazy ex-girlfriends are like a box of chocolate (self.Jokes)
submitted November 1, 2014 by Webster1293
They’ll kill your dog

Twitter
Blackbeard
‏@TheBisut
“Crazy ex-girlfriends are like a box of chocolates. They’ll kill your dog.”
6:51 PM - 1 Nov 2014

Washington (DC) Post
‘Obamacare for the Internet’? Net neutrality, Ted Cruz, and the danger of bad analogies
By Alexandra Petri November 10, 2014
(...)
Analogies can be made about anything. Life is not remotely like a box of chocolates, except in the sense that both will eventually kill your dog.

reddit
Why is a cop like a box of chocolates? (self.Jokes)
submitted January 22, 2015 by [deleted]
They’ll kill your dog.

Facebook
We Are Change Texas Hill Country via Cop Block
April 22, 2015 ·
Cops are like a box of chocolates , they’ll kill your dog !!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, March 05, 2016 • Permalink