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.

Recent entries:
“If every day is a gift then today was socks” (5/27)
“Kill them with success and bury them with a smile” (5/27)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (5/27)
“How do you make a hamburger laugh?"/"Pickle it gently.” (5/27)
“What did the hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’?"/"I’ve been flamed!” (5/27)
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Entry from April 23, 2016
“Statistics are like ladies of the night. Once you get them down, you can do anything with them”

Entry in progress—B.P.

16 October 1984, The Times of India (New Delhi), “Current Topics, pg. 6, col. 2:
MARK TWAIN once remarked that statistics are like ladies of the night. You can bend them to suit your will.

Google Books
Mitch Murray’s One-liners for Business:
And how to Use Them in Your Speech

By Mitch Murray
Cippenham: Foulsham
1997
Pg. 187:
Statistics are like ladies of the night. Once you get them down, you can do anything with them. (Mark Twain)

Google Groups: rec.aviation.homebuilt
Vans/Zenith accident ratios
Janet & Doug Crossman-Bosworth
1/9/98
(...)
Reminds me of what my debate teacher told me years ago.
“Statistics are like ladies of the evening.  You can get them to do anything.”

Google Groups: alt.hypnosis
The Worst Cry of 1997/98
Brian Lev
1/26/98
“Statistics are like ladies of the evening; once you get them down, you can do whatever you like with them.”
-- Mark Twain

Google Books
Business Wit & Wisdom
By Richard Zera
Washington, DC: Beard Books
2005
Pg. 248:
Statistics are like ladies of the night. Once you get them down, you can do anything with them. —Mark Twain (1835–1910)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, April 23, 2016 • Permalink