A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 14, 2021
“Dr. Watson, there are a lot of break ins lately."/"Sure. Lock homes.”

Sherlock Holmes (a fictional detective) sounds like “sure, lock homes.” There was a Felix the Cat cartoon titled Sure-Locked Homes (1928). There was a “Sure-Lock-Homes” trademark filed in 1980.

This was posted on Reddit—Jokes on June 18, 2021, after a similar joke on Twitter on June 16, 2021:

Dr. Watson: It seems like there are a lot of break ins lately.
Inspector: Any ideas what we should do?
Watson: Sure..Lock..Homes.



Wikipedia: Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes (/ˈʃɜːrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a “consulting detective” in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, deduction, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Sure-Locked Homes
1928
8min

Twitter
꧁Madimoiselle꧂
@drivingmemadi
detective: lot of mysterious break ins lately
chief: anything we can do?
detective: sure, lock homes
12:35 PM · Jun 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto June 18, 2021
Dr. Watson: It seems like there are a lot of break ins lately.
Inspector: Any ideas what we should do?
Watson: Sure..Lock..Homes.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto October 12, 2021
“Dr. Watson, there has been a lot of break ins lately. Any idea what we should do?”
Dr. Watson: Sure. Lock homes.

(Trademark)
Word Mark SURE-LOCK-HOMES
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 009. US 021. G & S: SECURITY ALARM INDUSTRY. FIRST USE: 19750101. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19750101
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Serial Number 73288759
Filing Date December 8, 1980
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) THOMSON & THOMSON, INC. CORPORATION INDIANA 903 ROBERTS ST. LAPORTE INDIANA 46350
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark SURE LOCK HOMES
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 045. US 100 101. G & S: Real estate title monitoring and fraud prevention services, namely, routine monitoring of publicly-filed real estate title documents to detect fraudulent filings and routine reporting of monitoring results to individuals legally associated with such documents and other potentially interested parties
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 88399980
Filing Date April 24, 2019
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition September 3, 2019
Owner (APPLICANT) Title Update, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FLORIDA 13029 West Linebaugh Ave., Ste. 102 Tampa FLORIDA 33626
Attorney of Record Brent Britton
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “HOMES” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date October 16, 2020

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Thursday, October 14, 2021 • Permalink