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 February 01, 2012
“Your money was working for you, but it suddenly quit and now it’s working for me!”

A cartoon in The New Yorker on November 5, 1990, by Leo Cullum (1942-2010), had a banker explain to his clients:

“Your money was working for you, but it suddenly quit and now it’s working for me!”

The cartoon is recalled whenever client funds are stolen.


Wikipedia: Leo Cullum
Leo Aloysius Cullum (January 11, 1942 – October 23, 2010) was an American cartoonist, one of the more frequent contributors to The New Yorker with more than 800 gag cartoons published. He started his drawing career after having served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and flying planes commercially for Trans World Airlines and American Airlines.

The New Yorker Store
“Your money was working for you, but it suddenly quit and now it’s working…”
New Yorker Cartoon by Leo Cullum Item #: 8542976
Published November 5, 1990
“Your money was working for you, but it suddenly quit and now it’s working for me!”
Banker to couple.
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Google Books
5 November 1990, The New Yorker, pg. 45:
“Your money was working for you, but it suddenly quit and now it’s working for me!”

Zero Hedge
MF Global Customer Funds Were Not “Vaporized” - Stanley Haar Takes WSJ to Task
Submitted by EB on 01/31/2012 14:42 -0500
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COMMENTS
The Alarmist
Tue, 01/31/2012 - 17:50
1) The MF Global story reminds me of the caption of an old New Yorker Magazine, where the Banker says to his client something along the lines of “Your money was working for you unti this morning ... then it quit and is now working for me.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Wednesday, February 01, 2012 • Permalink