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 September 29, 2015
“Overweight is something that sort of snacks up on you”

"Overweight is something that sort of snacks up on you” was cited in Earl Wilson‘s syndicated entertainment column in September 1974 and credited to Kirk Kirkpatrick (probably salesman A. L. “Kirk” Kirkpatrick). “Overweight doesn’t happen overnight. It kind of snacks up on you” was cited in Earl Wilson’s column in February 1977 and was then credited to American humorist Shelby Friedman. The authorship is uncertain.

“Being overweight just sort of snacks up on you” has been printed on many gift items.


Google News Archive
26 September 1974, Beaver County (PA) Times, Earl Wilson entertainment column, pg. C-9, col. 6:
EARL’S PEARLS: “Overweight is something that sort of snacks up on you.”—Kirk Kirkpatrick.

Google News Archive
13 January 1976, Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “Today’s Chuckle,” pt. 1, pg. 1 masthead:
According to many of the nation’s leading authorities, overweight is something that just sort of snacks up on you.

Google News Archive
17 February 1977, The Blade (Toledo, OH), Earl Wilson entertainment column, pg. P-3, col. 1:
WISH I’D SAID THAT: Overweight doesn’t happen overnight. It kind of snacks up on you.—Shelby Friedman.

Google News Archive
22 April 1977, Boca Raton (FL) News, “Yul was once a nude model” by Earl Wilson, pg. 17, col. 2:
WISH I’D SAID THAT: Overweight is something that sort of snacks up on you.

Google News Archive
5 October 1979, Milwaukee (WI) Journal, GreenSheet, pg. 1 masthead:
Sign in health food store: Overweight is something that just snacks up on you

Google Books
14,000 Quips & Quotes:
For Speakers, Writers, Editors, Preachers, and Teachers

By E. C. McKenzie
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
1990, ©1980
Pg. 367:
Overweight doesn’t happen overnight. It snacks up on you.

Google Books
Diets & Weight Loss
By Larry A. Richardson
Harrisonburg, VA: Banta Co.
1993
Pg. 63:
One sign states that ‘Overweight is something that just snacks up on you’.

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Overweight doesn’t happen overnight. It snacks up on you.
2:44 PM - 26 Aug 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, September 29, 2015 • Permalink