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 May 11, 2023
“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and meme…”

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats” was written by American journalist, satirist and social critic H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) in 1919.
   
“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to meme his enemies into the dirt” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by Rothmus ๐Ÿด on May 10, 2023.
 
   
Wikiquote: H. L. Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken (12 September 1880 โ€“ 29 January 1956), known as H. L. Mencken, was a twentieth-century journalist, satirist, social critic, cynic, and freethinker, known as the “Sage of Baltimore” and the “American Nietzsche”. He is often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century.
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Prejudices, First Series (1919)
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
Ch. 6, “The New Poetry Movement”
 
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Rothmus ๐Ÿด
@Rothmus
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
“Every normal man
must be tempted at
times to spit on his
hands, hoist the
black flag, and begin
to meme his enemies
into the dirt.”
2:42 PM ยท May 10, 2023
 
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DuncanMaclachlan
10 May 2023
‘Every normalman must be tempied at Limes Lo spit on his hands, hoist ihe Dlack and begir to meme his enemies into the dirt.’

Posted by Barry Popik
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