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.

Recent entries:
“If every day is a gift then today was socks” (5/27)
“Kill them with success and bury them with a smile” (5/27)
“What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger? (5/27)
“How do you make a hamburger laugh?"/"Pickle it gently.” (5/27)
“What did the hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’?"/"I’ve been flamed!” (5/27)
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Entry from September 30, 2015
“Make your parents proud, your enemies jealous, and yourself happy”

"Make your parents proud, your enemies jealous, and yourself happy” is a popular saying that evolved on Twitter. “Make your parents proud, and if you can’t do that, at least make yourself happy” was advice given to a college freshman in a 2006 book. “Make your parents proud but make sure you make yourself happy!!!” was cited on Twitter on October 8, 2009. “i have made my parents proud and my enemies jealous” was cited on Twitter on June 27, 2011.

“She had made her parents proud, her friends happy and her enemies jealous” was cited in a 2012 book. “Make your parents proud, your enemies jealous and most importantly make yourself happy” was cited on Twitter on July 21, 2014.


Google Books
Buzzard Love:
A Detour on the Road to Psychic Stardom

By Gehla Knight
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse
2006
Pg. 145:
The mentor’s advice to the gawky freshman was still fresh in Bradley’s mind: Make your parents proud, and if you can’t do that, at least make yourself happy.

Twitter
DreStarr
‏@DreStarr
Make your parents proud but make sure you make yourself happy!!!~Gym Class Heroes [Hell yeah to that! ~Me]
9:01 PM - 8 Oct 2009

Twitter
ميثاء.
‏@Maithalyst
Start showering me with gifts people,i have made my parents proud and my enemies jealous ˘⌣˘..Cash would be excellent!
5:57 AM - 27 Jun 2011

Twitter
Willy
‏@ShantelaWilly
Make yourself happy. Make your parents proud.
12:58 AM - 23 Nov 2011

Google Books
Of Pebbles & Pearls ... Life and Its Curls
By Kinshuk Verma
Mumbai: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
She had made her parents proud, her friends happy and her enemies jealous.

Twitter
poison
‏@mehraelle
Make your parents proud, your enemies jealous and most importantly make yourself happy
12:15 PM - 21 Jul 2014

Twitter
AngeL Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
‏@DarlingAngel319
make your parents proud, make your enemies jealous, make your haters angry and make yourself happy.
#BeStrongLoisaAndalio
5:23 AM - 4 Aug 2014

Twitter
Nicki Minaj
‏@jazsarae
Make your family proud
Your enemies jealous
And yourself happy
7:42 AM - 6 Aug 2014

Facebook
Fwonte
August 11, 2015
Make your parents proud, your enemies jealous, and yourself happy!

Twitter
PINOY QUOTES
‏@PINOY_QUOTES
Make your parents proud, your enemies jealous, and yourself happy.
4:20 AM - 1 Oct 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 • Permalink