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 March 02, 2017
“Why don’t we take the safety labels off everything and let this stupidity problem solve itself?”

"I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?” is a jocular saying about safety labels that has been printed on an ecard. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2001 and is of unknown origin.


Google Groups: sk.forsale
desktop cases for sale
Ditch Twicker
10/4/01
(...)
The problem with people is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.

Google Groups: alt.games.dark-age-of-camelot
GRAPHIC OPTIONS???
Ditch Twicker
10/20/01
(...)
The problem with people is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.

Google Groups: rec.autos.sport.nascar
Best Nascar Commercial this Year
Ms.Goodwrench
11/15/01
(...)
Ms.Goodwrench
I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?

Google Groups: alt.games.half-life.tfclassic
It’s a scam!
Empee
6/23/02
(...)
‘I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?’ - Firky, aghltfc.

The Knitting Curmudgeon
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2002
Best Quote I Heard All Day
The problem with America is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?--Unknown

Google Books
The Wee Book of Weegie Wit and Wisdom
By Ian Black
Black & White Publishing
2006
Pg. ?:
Glaswegian solution:
The problem with people today is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off everything and let the problem solve itself?”

30 April 2006, Beaumont (TX) Enterprise, “I’d rather be cranky than phony any day” by Jane McBride, pg. E1:
“Why don’t we just take the safety labels off everything and let the problem solve itself?”

Twitter
Corey Jergensen‏
@cimdum
thinks the problem with america is stupidity. why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
8:37 PM - 10 Aug 2007

Twitter
Michael Lvnd ▵‏
@_lvnd
the problem with america is stupidity. why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
2:35 PM - 22 Apr 2008

Twitter
catalintus‏
@catalintus
The problem with people is stupidity. Why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
1:07 AM - 1 Jul 2008

26 February 2009, Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, “Looking forward to it”:
FOUND WHILE SURFING: While cruising around the Internet, I came across this little gem supposedly written by the late Frank Zappa: “The problem with America is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?”

Twitter
Anna Markwith‏
@annamark31
why don’t we just take the safety labels off everything and let the stupidity problem solve itself?
12:23 AM - 1 Jun 2009

Twitter
Hellbilly‏
@hellbilly
Why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the stupidity problem solve itself? Natural selection FTW.
11:41 AM - 16 Aug 2009

AskReddit
The problem with America is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself? (self.AskReddit)
submitted September 15, 2010 by [deleted]

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
Why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let this stupidity problem solve itself?
2:30 PM - 2 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, March 02, 2017 • Permalink