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 August 05, 2016
“Microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes”

"Microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images. It’s difficult to wait for food to cook in the microwave when one is hungry.

“Don’t you think microwave minutes are the longest there will ever be?” was cited in print in 2002. “I swear microwave minutes are longer than real ones!!!” was posted on Twitter on July 27, 2009. “Microwave minutes” was an entry in the Urban Dictionary on December 20, 2009.

“School minutes are longer than regular minutes” is a similar saying, and the sayings are often combined. “School and microwave minutes are the longggest” was posted on Twitter on September 26, 2011. “Seems like school and microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes” was posted on Twitter on March 15, 2013.


Google Groups: alt.support.depression
Microwave minutes
Teilhard Knight
11/16/02
Don’t you think microwave minutes are the longest there will ever be? You stand up there in front of the damn thing, and you feel that you could write a novel while those 3 minutes elapse. Bloody hell, if Einstein had lived the microwave era, he would have gone nuts.

Twitter
plaid fire horse
‏@warmyellowlight
@amykvalerio @junderwood Yeah, microwave minutes are about as slow as laundry minutes. There must be some cooking and cleaning time warp.
7:12 AM - 6 Jul 2009

Twitter
Sid Collins
‏@siddlysid
I swear microwave minutes are longer than real ones!!! HURRY UUUUUUP m’starvin
12:29 PM - 27 Jul 2009

Twitter
Spectrumspectre
‏@spectrumspectre
microwave minutes are slower than regular minutes.
11:08 PM - 27 Sep 2009

Twitter
Paige Crosswhite
‏@paigecrosswhite
Microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes.
5:07 PM - 3 Dec 2009

Urban Dictionary
microwave minutes
minutes that seem like they take forever. when someone waits for something in the microwave to get done it feels like a long ass time.
im feeling microwave minutes right now, the clock says its been 4 but its really been like 17 minutes
#time #microwave #minutes #food #wait
by sefteraner December 10, 2009

Grouchy Rabbit
September 4, 2011
Microwave minutes are longer than normal minutes, unless you are trying to complete a task before the microwave beeps.

Twitter
Taylor
‏@tayshaughn
School and microwave minutes are the longggest
12:53 PM - 26 Sep 2011

Twitter
Ben Stiffey
‏@thepizzapopo
Isn’t strange how microwave and school minutes are longer than regular minutes????? #Truth
7:00 AM - 23 Apr 2012

Twitter
sempai
‏@_IGetTrippy_
I think that school and microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes.
4:08 PM - 8 May 2012

Twitter
C-Herbo
‏@IAmCoreyEvers
School and microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes..
8:48 AM - 9 May 2012

Twitter
Funny Tweets
‏@JokesAndMemes
Seems like school and microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes.
6:05 PM - 15 Mar 2013

Google Books
School Jokes
By Joe King
Marine Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
Seems like school and microwave minutes are longer than regular minutes.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, August 05, 2016 • Permalink