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 October 12, 2011
“I do my best thinking when I’m drinking”

” I do my best thinking when I’m drinking” is a T-shirt slogan. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2006.


Zazzle.com
I Do My Best Thinking When I’m Drinking Shirt

Lunatic Radio
Chris From Somewhere
Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:30 am
Jon has said I do my best thinking when I’m drinking, and even though this certainly isn’t the most original idea:

Third Generation F-Body Message Boards
tocoso
03-19-2007, 09:29 PM
(...)
Just to let you all know I do my best thinking when I’m drinking.

FanStory
Posted:  April 8, 2008
Just an Average Day
Early Morning to Late Evening by Annmuma

(...)
Before long, I’m feeling sweet and mellow
I notice my honey’s quite the fellow.
Pull down the covers, fluff up the pillow:
I do my best thinking when I’m drinking!

Google Books
Fantasies and Fare
By Wally Ford
Xlibris Corp
2010
Pg. 56:
Today I wanted to get started early.
I walked to my favorite fishing hole,
On the river to do some thinking.
There was bourbon in the bag I’d brought with me,
Cause I do my best thinking when I’m drinking.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • Permalink