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 March 25, 2018
“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless”

"Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been credited to American cartoonist Bill Watterson, author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless” was printed in the Calvin and Hobbes newspaper comic strip on May 7, 1995. The saying balances against the importance of the work week.


Wikipedia: Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes is a daily comic strip by American cartoonist Bill Watterson that was syndicated from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995. Commonly cited as “the last great newspaper comic”, Calvin and Hobbes has enjoyed broad and enduring popularity, influence, and academic interest.

Calvin and Hobbes follows the humorous antics of Calvin, a precocious, mischievous, and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. Set in the contemporary suburban United States, the strip depicts Calvin’s frequent flights of fancy and his friendship with Hobbes.

7 May 1995, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Calvin and Hobbes” (comic strip), comics sec.:
(Spoken by Calvin.—ed.)
WEEKENDS DON’T COUNT UNLESS YOU SPEND THEM DOING SOMETHING COMPLETELY POINTLESS.

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[F][Q] How do I clean
DEREK BROUGHTON
5/8/95
(...)
Weekends don’t count unless spent doing something pointless

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Senate Considers Internet Censorship
Steve Rhodes
5/12/95
(...)
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely useless.
- Calvin 5/7/95

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CALVIN & HOBBES QUOTES
Mikals10
3/7/05
I like maxims that don’t encourage behavior modification.
Reality continues to ruin my life.
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

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[IM Training: Ironman Triathlon and Me] Weekends Don’t Count Unless You Spend Them Doing Something Completely Pointless
Jeff M.
7/7/06

Twitter
Karenyo
@Karenyo
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. - what a wise person Calvin was from Calvin and Hobbs
9:39 AM - 1 Nov 2007

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“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes
6:10 AM - 3 Mar 2008

3 May 2009, Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME), “Weekend superheroes jampack lots into 48 hours AND linger over coffee” by Karen Schneider, pg. A7:
On Sunday, we didn’t do anything nearly as exciting as stimulating the local economy, but we still got a lot done, even after extending our favorite, very indulgent “Sunday Morning Coffee Hour” to 11 a.m. We did this because I remember Calvin saying to Hobbes, “Weekends don’t count unless you do something pointless.”

Google Books
Speaking With The Stars
By Bob Benson
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2011
Pg. 124:
Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. (Bill Watterson)

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Calvin and Hobbes via GoComics
November 14, 2015 ·
“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, March 25, 2018 • Permalink