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 10, 2017
“Scrabble is all fun and games until someone loses an ‘I‘“

"Scrabble: It’s all fun and games until someone loses an ‘I’”—a pun on “loses an eye”—is a jocular saying about the Scrabble word game that has been printed on many images. The saying was posted on the newsgroup rec.music.progressive on August 18, 1997.


Wikipedia: Scrabble
Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words which, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downwards in columns, and be defined in a standard dictionary or lexicon.

Google Groups: rec.music.progressive
Prog violinists [Re: Michal Urbaniak’the beginning’]
Tom Nagy
8/18/97
(...)
Tom Nagy
Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada
Scrabble: It’s all fun and games until someone loses an ‘I’.

6 March 2003, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), “Your Morning Smile,” pg. A2:
Scrabble: It’s only fun until someone loses an “I.” Marcelo Montecinos.

Twitter
Royce Kitts‏
@LibrarianRoyce
@GetFuzzy Scrabble is all fun and games until someone loses an “I”
4:03 PM - 17 Feb 2008

Twitter
Mark‏
@Chippewa29
Scrabble; It’s only fun until someone loses an i.
6:33 PM - 25 May 2009

Google Books
Funny Buggers:
The Best Lines From Australian Stand-Up Comedy

By Karl Chandler
Penguin Books (panguin.com.au)
2011
Pg. ?:
Scrabble.It’s all fun and games until someone loses an ‘I’.
GAVIN BASKERVILLE

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Scrabble: it’s all harmless fun until someone loses an i.

Facebook
The Atlantic
August 14, 2012 ·
It’s all fun and games until someone loses an ‘I’: Earlier today, a player at the National Scrabble Championship was ejected for cheating. (via The Atlantic Wire)

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
My kids have been throwing Scrabble tiles at each other again.
It’s all fun and games until someone loses an i.
2:21 PM - 3 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Sunday, September 10, 2017 • Permalink