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 January 28, 2017
“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day”

A jocular saying about Valentine’s Day has been printed on many images:

“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.”

The saying has been cited in print since at least 2002. Comedian Paul McGinty has been credited in print since at least 2006.


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Renee
10/2/01
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I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day.
When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.

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Renee
3/14/02
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I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day.
When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.

13 February 2005, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “Out There” by Sam de Brito, pg. 134:
‘I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.’
-Anonymous

Prison Talk
Happy Valentine’s Day
ohiogirl
02-14-2006, 07:07 AM
I hope that everyone feels :heart: loved :heart: today!

“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on the my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” Comedian, Paul McGinty

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters:
101 Unforgettable Stories about Our Nutty but Lovable Families

By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark and Susan M. Heim
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2010
Pg. ?:
I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. ~Author Unknown

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Good Humor: In the Marry Month:
The Best Wedding and Marriage Jokes and Cartoons from THe Joyful Noiseletter

Edited by Cal Samra and Rose Samra
Urichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
2011
Pg. ?:
I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
UNKNOWN

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Readers Digest Funny Family Jokes:
Something for Everyone from Age 9 to 99

By Editors at Reader’s Digest
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2014
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I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
COMIC PAUL MCGINTY

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Saturday, January 28, 2017 • Permalink