A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 12, 2009
“I used to eat all natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes”

"I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes” is a saying that has been written on T-shirts. The saying is recorded in print since at least 1989 and is of unknown authorship.


Zazzle.com
7 September 1989, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, pg. D1:
MY NEIGHBOR WOLFGANG sez he avoids natural foods after reading where so many people were dying from natural causes.

Google News Archive
23 April 1992, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, pg. 22, col. 3:
Berle (Comedian Milton Berle—ed.) even borrowed a joke for the occasion: “I stopped buying natural foods.” he said. ‘“when I found out that 80 percent of people die of natural causes.”

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
T-shirt

Google Books
The New Official Rules:
Maxims for muddling through to the twenty-first century

By Paul Dickson
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
1989
Pg. 196:
People who eat natural foods will die of natural causes. — Robert H. Smith, Oceanside, Calif.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners:
Over 10,000 Gems of Wit and Wisdom, One-Liners and Wisecracks

By Geoff Tibballs
New York, NY: Carroll & Graff
2004
Pg. 254:
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
JO BRAND

Google Books
Bathroom Reader:
Meditation Gone Wild

By David Arland Allen
Lulu.com
2008
Pg. 70:
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die from natural causes.

Google Books
Life Changing Thoughts:
Thousands of Inspiring, Life-changing, and Humorous Thoughts

By Gary W. Smith
AuthorHouse
2009
Pg. 301:
I used to eat all natural foods until I learned that most people are dying of natural causes.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Saturday, December 12, 2009 • Permalink