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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 07, 2022
“The minus sign ran for office to make a difference”

Many politicians state that they ran for political office “to make a difference.” There’s a math pun about that.
     
“Why did the minus sign run for office? To make a difference” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on March 21, 2013. “THE MINUS SIGN RAN FOR OFFICE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE” (shown on a sign) was posted on Facebook by Indian Hills Community Sign on November 7, 2022.
   
 
Twitter 
Jordan Orr
@jordanorr15
I want to make a difference kind of like a minus sign and sum things up like a plus sign. #randomtweet
10:32 PM · Jan 1, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
El Phenomenal 🌊
@Deseoutshy
“I want to make a difference in the world.” - A minus sign.
1:31 PM · Jun 9, 2012·Nimbuzz Mobile
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/HohumPole March 21, 2013
Why did the minus sign run for office?
To make a difference.
COMMENTS
xreid
I’ll bet he ran a negative campaign.
     
Twitter
Kar5l Rodil #ACAB
@Karlculated
Why did the minus sign run for office? TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! #joke #haha #funny
10:57 AM · Mar 21, 2013·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Funnyism
@Funnyism
Why did the minus sign run for office?
To make a difference.
3:26 PM · Mar 22, 2013·Buffer
   
Twitter
One Liners
@humurous1liners
Why did the minus sign run for office? To make a difference. #corny
11:55 AM · Mar 27, 2013·SocialOomph
   
Twitter
Kevin
@KVP_10
@MetsMama18 Why did the minus sign run for office? He wanted to make a difference… #JokeOfTheDay
6:10 AM · May 12, 2013·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Josie-Colin, a Snepski!
@Colin_Whitepaw
I really wanted to make a difference today, so I used a minus sign.
11:47 PM · Apr 21, 2014·TweetDeck
   
Twitter
Alex Svay
@ASvay421
You’re like a minus sign. You’re going to make a difference. #keepyourheadup
12:28 PM · Sep 22, 2014·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Thermal Electric
@TEECoffs
Friday funny from Adrian - Why did the minus sign run for office? To make a difference! 😊 Happy Friday everyone!
4:58 PM · Oct 9, 2014·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
𝕃𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕟
@oraweq
Why did the minus sign run for office? He wanted to make a difference. #mondayispunday
9:36 AM · Mar 7, 2016·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
David Lamb 🇬🇧
@fuselamb
When asked about it’s life goals, the minus sign replied “I just want to make a difference.”
#DadJokes #MathJokes
8:29 AM · Feb 27, 2018·Hootsuite
   

Drake Akens
@DrakeQRandom
You know most people think the minus sign alone is just too negative, but really all it wants is a chance to make a difference.
7:33 AM · Apr 23, 2018·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Gabe Lynch
@gpxl_
If you ever doubt the ability of a small thing to make a difference, look no further than the lowly missing minus sign.
2:00 PM · Jan 25, 2021·Twitter Web App
 
Facebook
Indian Hills Community Sign
November 7, 2022 at 11:49 AM ·
(The following text is shown on a sign.—ed.)
THE MINUS SIGN
RAN FOR OFFICE
TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Monday, November 07, 2022 • Permalink


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