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 May 29, 2016
“Sometimes I drink water just to surprise my liver”

"Sometimes I drink water just to surprise my liver” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. “Today I am gonna surprise my liver, I’m gonna drink water!” was cited on Twitter on August 21, 2010.

“Sometimes I drink water to surprise my liver” went viral on Twitter on May 21, 2012.


Twitter
Ana Cabo Ibiza
‏@Anaroxy33
Today I am gonna surprise my liver, I’m gonna drink water!
1:54 PM - 21 Aug 2010

Twitter
Andy Perry
‏@andypurry
Sometimes, I surprise my liver: I drink water. LOL
7:33 AM - 3 Aug 2011

Twitter
Phil ΘCHWΛTΔ Odaloh
‏@Phil_Odaloh
today i’m taking alot of water just to surprise my liver.
#truestory
12:29 PM - 6 Aug 2011

Twitter
Carrie
‏@CarolFitzmwangi
#TweetOfTheWeek RT @Carmstastic: Sometimes I drink water to surprise my liver.
1:15 PM - 21 May 2012

Google Groups: Dosco Class of 59
FW: Cheers
Lalit Mehra
5/5/13
(...)
Sometimes I drink water to surprise my liver. -Anonymous

Google Books
He Drank, and Saw the Spider:
An Eddie LaCrosse Novel

By Alex Bledsoe
New York, NY: A Tor Book
2014
Pg. 81:
“Why don’t you try drinking water instead?” one of his companions suggested.

“Oh, I do sometimes, just to surprise my liver!”

The two men laughed again.

Google Books
Roadmap into a Twisted Mind
By Bruno Gagnon
Victoria, BC: FriesenPress
2014
Pg. 153:
Sometimes I drink water to surprise my liver.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, May 29, 2016 • Permalink