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 August 19, 2016
“When there’s a big solar energy spill, it’s just called ‘a nice day‘“

"When there’s a big solar energy spill, it’s just called ‘a nice day’” is a jocular pro-solar energy line that has been printed on many GIFs. “Hey #tcot there’s a SOLAR ENERGY spill on my roof, call the Coast Guard! Oh, wait. Never mind!” is a joke that was posted on Twitter on April 30, 2010. “Breaking news: solar energy spill across southern California--plants grow, animals frolic, humans enjoy the sun” was posted on Twitter on May 26, 2010.

“When there is a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called ‘a nice day.’ Pass the Solar Jobs Act” was posted on Twitter on June 14, 2010. The saying was put on many billboards.


Twitter
Lisa
‏@Litzz11
Hey #tcot there’s a SOLAR ENERGY spill on my roof, call the Coast Guard! Oh, wait. Never mind!
12:04 PM - 30 Apr 2010

Twitter
Lyle Tavernier
‏@lyletav
Breaking news: solar energy spill across southern California--plants grow, animals frolic, humans enjoy the sun
9:31 AM - 26 May 2010

Twitter
Emily Levy
‏@Emily_Levy
News Flash!
Massive solar energy spill in CA! Will be completely cleaned up by
nightfall. Cost? $0.
12:33 PM - 3 Jun 2010

Twitter
Shaun Edward Chapman
‏@secsolar
When there is a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called “a nice day.” Pass the Solar Jobs Act. http://bit.ly/bFDeIb #NYSolar
8:00 AM - 14 Jun 2010

Twitter
votesolar
‏@votesolar
When there is a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called “a nice day.” Pass the Solar Jobs Act. http://bit.ly/bFDeIb #NYSolar
8:00 AM - 14 Jun 2010

Natural Resources Defense Council
Ever seen a solar energy spill? We call it “a nice day”
June 17, 2010 Pierre Bull - Alum
We’re now in the home stretch on moving the New York Solar Industry Development and Jobs Act of 2010 to a vote; creating over 22,000 jobs and generating $20 billion of new economic activity here in New York State.  Still wondering what the New York solar bill is all about?  The video below, created by our good friends at Solar One, shows what it does and what it will accomplish.

CounterPunch
MAY 15, 2012
An Audacious Nuclear Hypocrisy
by LINDA PENTZ GUNTER
(...)
Finally, as a popular billboard now making the rounds of Facebook, states: “When there’s a huge solar energy spill, it’s just called a ‘nice day.’”

Google Books
Keeping the Republic:
Power and Citizenship in American Politics (5th Brief Edition)
By Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright
Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press
2013
Pg. 455:
The big orange billboard’s message was hard To miss: “When there’s a huge solar energy spill it’s just called ‘a nice day’.” Paid for by environmental groups in Albany, New York, in early 2012, the billboard touted the advantages of harnessing the sun’s power—it is safer than some other forms of energy, not to mention abundant.

Google Books
Framing Environmental Disaster:
Environmental Advocacy and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By Melissa K. Merry
New York, NY: Routledge
2014
Pg. 37:
In terms of engaging people on social media, there’s this great graphic that says, “A solar energy spill is called a nice day.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, August 19, 2016 • Permalink