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 November 23, 2014
“Some debts are fun when you’re acquiring them, but none are fun when you’re retiring them”

"Some debts are fun when you’re acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them” was written by American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971) in The New Yorker on January 28, 1939. The line is still frequently cited, especially in financial books and articles.


Wikipedia: Ogden Nash
Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his “droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry”. Nash wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. The best of his work was published in 14 volumes between 1931 and 1972.

28 January 1939, The New Yorker, pg. ?:
Some debts are fun when you’re acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.

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20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
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Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.—Ogden Nash

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008
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Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them,
But none are fun when you set about retiring them.
Ogden Nash
POSTED BY JOHN AT 8:49 PM

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By David Stevenson
London: Hodder & Stoughton
2014
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‘Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.’
Ogden Nash

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New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, November 23, 2014 • Permalink