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:
“I don’t have enough coffee or middle fingers for today” (3/26)
“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake” (3/26)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (3/26)
“If you are not coffee, chocolate, or bacon, I’m going to need you to go away” (3/26)
“Life happens, coffee helps” (3/26)
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Entry from October 06, 2004
Who played for Yankees, Knicks and Rangers in the same year?
Eddie Layton, an organist.

This trick question became famous when it was crafted into a Trivial Pursuit question.



3 October 1990, New York Times, pg. B1:
His name answers a Trivial Pursuit question: Who played for the Yankees, the Knicks and the Rangers in the same season?

Talk about achievements. It is Eddie Layton who claims to have first strung the notes B-flat, F, G and A into a portentious crescendo that drives fans to lunacy. And it was Mr. Layton who concocted the musical amphetamine that impells them to scream, "Charge!"


Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Wednesday, October 06, 2004 • Permalink