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 20, 2017
Future Always Involves Learning ("fail” backronym)

"Future Always Involves Learning” is a backronym (back acronym) of the word “fail.” People can learn from failure. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo used the “fail” backronym on the television news show Early Start on June 21, 2017, consoling Democrats who lost an election. Cuomo said that he had been taught this definition of “fail” when he was very young.

“First Attempt In Learning” is another “fail” backronym.


Wikipedia: Chris Cuomo
Christopher Charles Cuomo (born August 9, 1970) is an American television journalist. He currently works at CNN, and has previously been the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent and the co-anchor for ABC’s 20/20.

CNN—Transcripts
EARLY START
CNN Projects Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Special Election; Uber CEO Resigns After Months Of Crisis; Failed Terror Bombing At Brussels Train Station; State Opening Of Parliament In U.K. Aired 5:30-6a ET
Aired June 21, 2017 - 05:30 ET
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CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR, “NEW DAY”: How are you, friends? I was just discussing with our inimitable boss, Izzy Povich, what does this mean for the Democrats? How do they reconcile all the money and all the momentum getting close, but not getting it done? You know what the Republicans take from it—we won, and when you win it’s always a simple explanation, right? So what we’re going to talk today a little bit on the show is the reckoning of political failure, all right?

So the word “fail”—I was taught when I was young—very young—that it means that the future is always involving learning—F-A-I-L, fail. That’s what they taught in campaign school in the Cuomo house. So what does it mean here for the Democrats? We’ll take you through it.
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BRIGGS: All right, fail—F-A-I-L, right—last time I checked—“Future Always Involves Learning.” If you think about it—honestly, you two have done very well with your lives thus far. You don’t learn much when you succeed. Think about it. Once we do well at something we leave it alone. We’re happy about that. We don’t diagnose it. That’s what you have to do when you fail. That’s what the Democrats need to do now.

BRIGGS: Wisdom from Chris Cuomo at 5:00 in the morning.

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Rhonda Thistle‏
@RhondaThistle
@ChrisCuomo Hey Cuomo...love it! F.A.I.L. Future Always Involves Learning. That’s one we are going to use. Thanks for that!
5:52 AM - 21 Jun 2017

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Brenna Simon‏
@BrennaSimonSays
F.A.I.L
•Future Always Involves Learning
-@ChrisCuomo #WednesdayWisdom
5:53 AM - 21 Jun 2017

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Early Start‏
@EarlyStart
#CuomoCampaignSchool teaches us that the Future Always Involves Learning! @ChrisCuomo @davebriggstv @ChristineRomans
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It’s a New Day!
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5:55 AM - 21 Jun 2017

Washington (DC) Examiner
CNN consoles Dems: ‘FAIL’ stands for ‘Future Always Involves Learning’
by Pete Kasperowicz | Jun 21, 2017, 8:24 AM
CNN host Chris Cuomo said Wednesday that Democrats will have to learn from their recent failures if they’re going to ever capture any House seats from Republicans.

“They teach you in campaign school ... that you’ve gotta learn from failure, otherwise you’re doomed to repeated it,” Cuomo said.

“And there’s an acronym for ‘fail’: the Future Always Involves Learning. And that’s going to be the test ... for Democrats, right?” he asked.

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