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 June 24, 2015
“You got stung by a bee? Why didn’t you get stung by an A?”

"You got stung by a bee? Why didn’t you get stung by an A?” is a jocular line that has been printed on posters that also usually show a demanding Asian father. “U GET STUNG BY A BEE, Y U NOT GET STUNG BY AN A?” was cited on Twitter on November 4, 2010. “You get stung by a bee? why you no get stung by an A+? #highexpectationsasianfather” was cited on Twitter on January 2, 2011.


Twitter
nhi
‏@mong9nini
@_afternoonglory U GET STUNG BY A BEE, Y U NOT GET STUNG BY AN A?
4:57 AM - 4 Nov 2010

Twitter
MC ☭
‏@theOFFICIALmilf
@thebieberswagg Cute, I’ve also heard “You get stung by Bee, why not get stung by an A?!” ^.^
5:55 PM - 9 Nov 2010

Twitter
kt
‏@katelynyletak
you get stung by a bee? why you no get stung by an A+? #highexpectationsasianfather.
9:10 PM - 2 Jan 2011

Asian Occasion
April 14, 2012
Asian Parents 2: Grades
(...)
Joke:
Asian parent: “Why you get B on test? You not C-sian, you not B-sian, you A-SIAN!
Asian parent: “You get stung by a B? WHY NOT GET STUNG BY AN A?

Twitter
Steffi Y
‏@steffiiyeaaa
Why you get stung by a bee?! Next time you get stung by an A! #Asianjokes #AForAsian #NoButReally @dawnxchoo
2:33 AM - 3 Dec 2013

The Wrap
Emmy Breakout Constance Wu is Not ‘Fresh Off The Boat’s’ Tiger Mom: Watch Her #selfieinterview (Video)
TV | By Tim Appelo on June 23, 2015 @ 6:48 pm
(...)
She’s not scary–but you don’t really want to bring home a B on your report card.
Did you ever hear that old joke about the kid who comes home to his Chinese dad and he got stung by a bee and his dad says, “Why didn’t you get stung by an A?” It’s like that.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Permalink