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 February 07, 2017
“IKEA: Legos for adults”

IKEA is a store that sells ready-to-assemble furniture. It’s often been compared to children’s LEGO plastic construction toys.

“Adult Legos (IKEA)” was cited in May 2007. “Oh, I SO Love Ikea. How can you be unhappy with furniture you assemble yourself? It’s like Legos for adults!” was cited in November 2007.

“IKEA is Swedish for divorce” is another one-line saying about IKEA, and about couples who find the “adult Legos” too difficult to assemble. “It’s IKEA’s birthday today, so I took them some eggs, flour, icing sugar, butter and a whisk, and told them there’s your fucking cake” is another IKEA joke.


Wikipedia: IKEA
IKEA (/aɪˈkiːə/; Swedish: [ɪ²keːa]), formerly known by its full initials, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, is a Swedish multinational group of companies that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture (such as beds, chairs and desks), appliances and home accessories. It has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since at least 2008. Founded in Sweden in 1943 by then-17-year-old Ingvar Kamprad, who is now one of the ten richest people in the world and the owner of a more than 40 billion dollar fortune, the company’s name is an acronym that consists of the initials of Ingvar Kamprad (name of founder), Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, southern Sweden). The company is known for its modern architectural designs for various types of appliances and furniture, and its interior design work is often associated with an eco-friendly simplicity.

Wikipedia: Lego
Lego (Danish pronunciation: [lɑjˀɡ̊oːˀ]; stylized LEGO) is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company’s flagship product, Lego, consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, and various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct objects; vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects.

McCashew
So much excitement!!!
(...)
Brett is coming down to help out this week too! We may put him to work at what I like to call adult Legos (IKEA) =)
Posted by mccashew on Sunday, May 13, 2007

Wacky Mommy
IKEA, what’s up?
November 16th, 2007
(...)
COMMENTS
wacky cousin says
Oh, I SO Love Ikea. How can you be unhappy with furniture you assemble yourself? It’s like Legos for adults! The Toddler loves Ikea, all the people stop and say how cute he is and he can try to charm cookies out of them. Oh, and my mom, she wants to live at Ikea. That way, she could redecorate every week and nobody would complain.
November 16th, 2007 | #

Twitter
Brian Kirchhoff
‏@bkirchhoff
Ikea furniture items are Legos for adults.  A sense of accomplishment in every box.
9:23 AM - 15 Apr 2008

Twitter
J.S. Campbell
‏@JefferyCampbell
Ikea = adult legos
6:40 PM - 10 May 2008

Twitter
Dawn6751
‏@Dawn6751
Putting together Ikea furniture is like Legos for adults.
11:39 AM - 20 Sep 2008

Design Mom
Living With Kids: Rachel Peters
January 10, 2012
(...)
Q: A lot of people have a love-hate relationship with IKEA, but you’ve used it to keep the costs of building your dream home within reach. How would you respond to those on the IKEA fence?

A: IKEA is like Legos for adults, and thankfully my husband and his friends enjoy a good building play-date.

Funny Status
Ikea: Legos for adults
May 29, 2014 Silly Status Updates
Ikea: Legos for adults

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Ikea furniture is adult Legos
submitted August 25, 2014 by Damnskipp

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
IKEA is like legos for adults
submitted December 26, 2014 by stripesonfire

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Ikea products are basically just adult LEGOs.
submitted October 12, 2015 by Tru_Killer

Twitter
Bill Murray
‏@BiIIMurray
Ikea: Legos for adults
3:30 PM - 29 Nov 2016

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