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 May 17, 2017
“His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Arthur “Bugs” Baer
Arthur “Bugs” Baer (January 9, 1886 – May 17, 1969) was an American journalist and humorist. Baer was prominent in the New York City journalism and entertainment scene for many years and worked as a sports journalist and cartoonist. Called by the New York Times “one of the country’s best known humorists”, he wrote the humor column “One Word Led to Another” for the King Features Syndicate (the Hearst papers).

Known as a source of quips that were often repeated by others (and the reported inventor of the nickname “Sultan of Swat” for Babe Ruth), Milton Berle is known as one of the people to have “tapped his wit… admitting that when he needed fresh humor, he would invite Mr. Baer to spend an hour or two with him at Toots Shor’s.”

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
27 March 1963, New York & Brooklyn Daily (Brooklyn, NY), “Magic Carpet Over Broadway” by Joe Kaliff, pg 16, col. 1:
At Paddy’s Clam House: “His insomnia is so bad he can’t even sleep at his office.”

31 December 1992, Orlando (FL) Sentinel, “A SUre Bet: Shanahan will replace Reevers” by Larry Guest, pg. D1:
MY NEIGHBOR WOLFGANG sez his insomnia is so bad he can’t even sleep at work.

24 September 2002, Reno (NY) Gazette-Journal “Business Matters” by Brad Bottoset, pg. D4:
“His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours.”
- Arthur Baer

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Comic Quotes
By Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2004
Pg. ?:
His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours.
ARTHUR BAER

Google Books
Get ‘Em Laughing:
Public Speaking Humor, Quotes and Illustrations

By E. Gene Davis
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
2007
Pg. 372:
His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours.
Arthur Baer

Google Books
The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition:
Comebacks, Taunts, and Effronteries

By Lawrence Dorfman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
2013
Pg. ?:
His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours. —ARTHUR BAER

Twitter
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His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours. - Arthur Baer
8:45 PM - 16 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 • Permalink