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 25, 2009
“One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor!”

A popular T-shirt ode to drinking tequila is: “One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, FLOOR!” The saying dates to 1995.


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From: (Dawn Stier)
Date: 1995/07/01
Subject: T-shirt humor

I saw this on a T-shirt, thaught it was great!

One Tequila
Two Tequila
Three Tequila
FLOOR

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From: (/225686/lgoldste/Lee Ann Goldstein)
Date: 1996/01/12
Subject: Re: AOL hits the uk.

Have you seen the t-shirt slogan: “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor” ?

5 August 1996, Washington (DC) Post, “The Funniest T- Shirts of SUmmer ‘96” by Bob Levey:
Which are the funniest T-shirts of summer 1996? I asked you readers for nominations. You came through, as usual. Without further ado .
(...)
“One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor”—Samantha Lockwood.

5 October 1996, San Jose (CA) Mercury News, “Today’s Quote,” pg. 4A:
“One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor.”—Printed on a T-shirt. 

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