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 August 04, 2020
“I went to a protest last weekend and all I got was this lousy t shirt…and a TV…”

“My parent went to Florida and all I got was this lousy T-shirt” is a popular meme from the 1970s. June and July 2020 had protests and civil unrest (riots) following the death of George Floyd, with many of the protests in support of Black Lives Matter (BLM). A joke about looting used the “all I got was this lousy T-shirt” meme.

“I went to the George Floyd protest and all I got was this lousy $350 Dolce and Gabbana t shirt. #georgefloyd” was posted on Twitter by gil on May 31, 2020. “I went to the BLM rally on the weekend and all I got was this lousy t shirt. Oh and a 72” smart TV, 8 pairs of Nike’s, 2 laptops and an Iphone........"was posted on Twitter by DietingwithCaptainMarvel PhD on August 3, 2020. “I went to the BLM rally on the weekend, and all I got was this lousy t shirt...And smart TV...And some Air Jordans” was posted on Sickipedia on August 3, 2020.

“I went to a protest last weekend and all I got was this lousy t shirt...And a TV...And some shoes...And a case of whiskey...” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on August 4, 2020.


Wikipedia: George Floyd protests
The George Floyd protests are an ongoing series of protests and civil unrest which began in Minneapolis in the United States on May 26, 2020. The protests began as a response to the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man who was killed during an arrest after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis Police Department officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as three other officers looked on. Chauvin and the other three officers involved in the arrest which led to Floyd’s death were later arrested.

The unrest began as local protests in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota before quickly spreading nationwide and in over 2,000 cities and towns in over 60 countries internationally in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Twitter
gil
@gil11724124
I went to the George Floyd protest and all I got was this lousy $350 Dolce and Gabbana t shirt. #georgefloyd
8:14 AM · May 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
sammy
@5foot4tragedy
can anybody who stole a shirt from target at the protests write “i looted target and all i got was this lousy t-shirt” that’s my kind of humor and i’m sorry
1:09 AM · Jun 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
DietingwithCaptainMarvel PhD
@DietingwithCapt
I went to the BLM rally on the weekend and all I got was this lousy t shirt
Oh and a 72” smart TV, 8 pairs of Nike’s, 2 laptops and an Iphone........
3:44 AM · Aug 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Sickipedia
I went to the BLM rally on the weekend, and all I got was this lousy t shirt
And smart TV
And some Air Jordans
Joke by LizzyYawnold in In The News - Crime · August 3, 2020

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
I went to the BLM rally on the weekend, and all I got was this lousy t shirt
And smart TV
And some Air Jordans
5:52 PM · Aug 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/VERBERD August 4, 2020
I went to a BLM rally this weekend and all I got was this lousy T.Shirt… And a Smart t.v.......and some Air Jordans.....

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/madazzahatter August 4, 2020
I went to a protest last weekend and all I got was this lousy t shirt…
And a TV…
And some shoes…
And a case of whiskey…

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 • Permalink