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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 03, 2020
“Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables”

"Coffee isn’t helping/working. Get the jumper cables!” is a coffee saying that has been printed on many images. Coffee helps humans like jumper cables help to start a car.

“Will coffee get you going today or should I get the jumper cables?” was printed in the Marysville (OH) Journal-Tribune on October 28, 1982. “Dad’s going to need more than coffee to get him started this morning. Go get the jumper cables” was printed in the Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun on March 11, 1996. “The coffee’s not working. Get the jumper cables!” was printed in the St. Cloud (MN) Times on October 27, 2003. “Coffee isn’t helping. Get out the jumper cables” was printed in the Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA) on December 23, 2006.

“‘Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables.’ - Jim Davis #icanquitwheneveriwant #blatantlies” was posted on Twitter by Sarniel on April 21, 2011. “#Coffee.  Mother Nature’s jumper cables. #ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayWisdom #JavaJunkie” was posted on Twitter by Garfield on August 24, 2017, and again on Twitter on August 28, 2018. The saying is from the Garfield the cat comic strip by American cartoonist Jim Davis.


Newspapers.com
28 October 1982, Marysville (OH) Journal-Tribune, “The Better Half” comic strip by Harris, pg. 17, col. 6:
(Wife to husband.—ed.)
“Will coffee get you going today or should I get the jumper cables?”

Newspapers.com
11 March 1996, Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun, “Beattie Blvd.” comic strip by Bruce Beattie, pg. A-12, col. 2:
(Mother to son.—ed.)
“Dad’s going to need more than coffee to get him started this morning. Go get the jumper cables.”

Newspapers.com
27 October 2003, St. Cloud (MN) Times, “Caffeine is a necessity when raising kids” by Elizabeth Verdick, pg. 1C, col. 6:
She gave me a refrigerator magnet that shows a perfectly coiffed housewife from 1950s delicately sipping coffee from a tiny china cup. The magnet reads, “The coffee’s not working. Get the jumper cables!”

Newspapers.com
23 December 2006, Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), “Last-minute wrappings” by Bill Wundram, pg. A2, col. 1:
Another cup of coffee quotes
Before U. of Iowa closing for Christmas break, patrons of Wild Bill’s Coffeeshop on campus drew up these holiday blessings for java:

“Coffee isn’t helping. Get out the jumper cables.”

Twitter
Kate Ritchie
@kateritchie
coffee isn’t helping. get the jumper cables
9:19 AM · Jan 11, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jacqui L. #RebelScum Landry📚♿🧙‍♀️🌈🖖🗽🌊
@PedanticBohemia
Coffee isn’t working, GET THE JUMPER CABLES!!! Heaven help me, I think I’ve forgotten how to write! WTF!?
5:46 PM · Feb 8, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Nathan
@touchthesun
The coffee’s not working. Get the jumper cables.
5:44 PM · May 18, 2008·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Holly M. Paddock
@hollyhock
I have a magnet in my cubicle that kind of sums up how I feel today: “Coffee isn’t helping… get the jumper cables.”
11:49 AM · Aug 21, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sarniel
@quipsbysarniel
“Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables.” - Jim Davis #icanquitwheneveriwant #blatantlies
12:49 PM · Apr 21, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Marce_AZ
@Marce_AZ
Coffee: Mother Nature’s jumper cables. ~Garfield
12:59 PM · Jul 27, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Men’s Humor
@MensHumor
Sometimes coffee just isn’t enough to wake me up in the morning...anyone got any Jumper Cables?
7:30 AM · Apr 13, 2012·Hootsuite

Twitter
Miss_Ang 🌟💫💥
@angeliav68
Coffee may not be enough today...Anyone have any jumper cables I can borrow?
6:17 AM · Nov 20, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Garfield
@Garfield
#Coffee.  Mother Nature’s jumper cables. #ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayWisdom #JavaJunkie
11:25 AM · Aug 24, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dean Gloster
@deangloster
#coffee: liquid jumper cables to start your successful morning.
Drink up and rock on, even though it’s Monday.
9:10 AM · Jul 23, 2018·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
Garfield
@Garfield
#Coffee Mother Nature’s jumper cables. #Berserk #DecafIsForWeenies
3:18 PM · Aug 28, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mouthy Mama😘💨
@MsMouthyMama
#Coffee isn’t working, get the jumper cables! 🤣Morning #VapeFam! 😘💨
10:46 AM · Dec 20, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
CountrifiedHicks2
July 16, 2019 ·
Mother Nature’s jumper cables.
#coffee #Garfield

Twitter
Highland Hill
@BunkaiH
Replying to @ScientistMel
My favorite fridge magnet:
“Coffee’s not working, hand me the jumper cables”
10:23 PM · Sep 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Social Cup
@Socialcupcoffee
Coffee Logic #3
“Coffee..jumper cables for those hard to start mornings...”
2:05 PM · Jan 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Independence Girl
@LeslieAnnHensl1
COFFEE ISN’T HELPING
GET THE JUMPER CABLES
☕️⚡️☕️⚡️☕️⚡️☕️⚡️☕️⚡️☕️⚡️
#MondayMotivation #MondayMood #MondayMorning #mondaythoughts
9:09 AM · Feb 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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