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 02, 2013
“Nice guys finish lunch”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Nice guy
The “nice guys finish last” view
A common aphorism is that “nice guys finish last.” The phrase is attributed to baseball manager Leo Durocher in 1939, though a) Durocher’s remark was specific to the context of baseball, and indeed to the context of that set of players, rather than intended as generally applicable to male/female relationship dynamics or in any other context and b) his allegation of a cause-and-effect relationship between being nice and finishing last was at most merely implicit. The full quote is “Take a look at them. They’re all nice guys, but they’ll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.”

7 October 1987, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “From Sha-Na-Na to Surgery`Fantasy’ Is Over,” pg. 9:
The group, “Nice Guys Finish Lunch,” included Jonathan Salk, son of Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine.

Doc Searls Weblog
Earth: Bringer of Lunch
July 23, 2009
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COMMENTS
Brian Benz on July 25, 2009 at 1:44 am
Love it!
Reminds me of a quote by the late Douglas Clark Kenney –
“Nice guys finish lunch”

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Cicco チコ
‏@missciccone
Hahaha! True! :D RT @dennyed: @missciccone it would be “nice guys finish lunch” then. #krik
9:25 PM - 22 Jan 11

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Rajdeep Chakraborty
‏@irajdeep
@pprabirbhatt @mishrashiv @jhunjhunwala *Nice Guys Finish Lunch*...Have You? :D
3:49 AM - 26 Sep 11

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, October 02, 2013 • Permalink