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 October 26, 2014
“My new credit card has this awesome theft protection…” (joke)

"My new credit card has this awesome theft protection where it just says ‘declined’ whenever you use it” is a jocular line that was cited on Twitter on May 13, 2012. “My new credit card has this great theft protection scheme where it just says ‘declined’ whenever you try to use it” was cited in 5,000 Great One-Liners (2012) by Grant Tucker. The line has been popular since 2012.


Google Books
5,000 Great One-Liners
By Grant Tucker
London: The Robson Press
2012
Pg. ?:
My new credit card has this great theft protection scheme where it just says ‘declined’ whenever you try to use it.

Twitter
Marcia Gay Hard-On
‏@bmarked21
My new credit card has this awesome theft protection where it just says “declined” whenever you use it.
9:29 PM - 13 May 2012

Twitter
Funny One Liners
‏@funnyoneliners
My new credit card has this awesome theft protection where it just says “declined” whenever you use it.
RT @bmarked21
7:39 AM - 11 Jul 2012

Facebook
Jamestown Story
August 8, 2012 ·
My new credit card has this awesome theft protection where it just says “declined” whenever you use it.

Twitter
Coralie Preston
‏@Coralie_Preston
My bank card has this awesome theft protection where it just says ‘’declined’’ whenever you use it.
8:01 AM - 24 Sep 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, October 26, 2014 • Permalink