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.

Recent entries:
“The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades” (9/24)
“Hummus is really just pita butter” (9/24)
“What ghost is handy in the kitchen?"/"A recipe spook.” (9/24)
“Sometimes I wonder how vegans survive off of what little they eat, but they feed off attention” (9/24)
“A gyro is a Greek taco” ("A gyro is a lamb taco") (9/24)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from September 17, 2014
“Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented”

"Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented” is a jocular quotation that has been printed on a poster. The line was said by Manhattan-born actor and comedian Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) in the film On an Island with You (1948).


Wikipedia: Jimmy Durante
James Francis “Jimmy” Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America’s most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a Schnozzola, and the word became his nickname.

The Internet Movie Database
On an Island with You (1948)
107 min - Comedy | Musical | Romance - 3 May 1948 (USA)
While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.

Sweepea’s Lounge
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2006
Classic Movie Quote of the Day
“Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented.”
-- Jimmy Durante
On An Island With You

Twitter
Nadeesh Cherian
‏@NadeeshCherian
“Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented.” RT @Mrexdj
9:40 AM - 17 Feb 2012

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Permalink