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 March 15, 2020
“My friend’s getting rich by selling photos of koi in clothes…” (joke)

The idiom “like shooting fish in a barrel” (meaning something that is extremely easy) shouldn’t be confused with “shooting fish in apparel,” but there are jokes. “My friend’s getting rich by selling photos of koi in clothes. He says it’s as easy as shooting fish in apparel” was posted on Twitter by mo on June 9, 2016.

“My friend is making a lot of money by selling photos of salmon dressed up in human clothes. It’s like shooting fish in apparel” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on November 29, 2018.


Wiktionary: like shooting fish in a barrel
Prepositional phrase
like shooting fish in a barrel

1. (simile) Extremely easy.

Twitter
mo
@chuuew
My friend’s getting rich by selling photos of koi in clothes. He says it’s as easy as shooting fish in apparel.
9:24 PM · Jun 9, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Teddy gillespie
@gillespieteddy
New job goal: get rich by selling photos of carp in clothes, i.e. Shooting fish in apparel
11:57 AM · Jun 14, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Funny Things
@FunnyPictures14
My friend’s getting rich by selling photos of koi in clothes. He says it’s as easy as shooting fish in apparel.
8:17 PM · Jun 14, 2016·twitterfeed

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto November 29, 2018
My friend is making a lot of money by selling photos of salmon dressed up in human clothes.
It’s like shooting fish in apparel.

Twitter
Shit Jokes
@ShitJokes
Dec 8, 2018
My friend is making a lot of money by selling photos of salmon dressed up in human clothes.
It’s like shooting fish in apparel.

Google Books
Super Dad Jokes:
Saving the World, One Bad Joke at a Time

By Jimmy Niro
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks
2019
Pg. ?:
I work at a sporting goods store, but I think I’m going to quit to photograph carp wearing clothes. It will be called Shooting Fish in Apparel.

3 January 2019, Daily Star (London, UK), pg. 24:
My mate is making a lot of money selling photos of salmon dressed up in human clothes “it’s like shooting fish in apparel”. ANON

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/glennwolf March 20, 2019
A friend of mine texted me that his new hobby is taking pictures of fish in clothes
He likes to call it “shooting fish in apparel”

Facebook
Joking Jones
March 20, 2019 ·
My friend is making a lot of money by selling photos of salmon dressed up in human clothes. It’s like shooting fish in apparel.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto September 25, 2019
My friend is making a lot of easy money by selling pictures of salmon dressed in human clothes.
It’s like shooting fish in apparel.

Twitter
mo
@chuuew
My friend’s getting rich by selling photos of koi dressed as people. He says it’s as easy as shooting fish in apparel.
6:11 PM · Sep 26, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/madazzahatter March 14, 2020
My friend is making a lot of easy money by selling pictures of salmon dressed in human clothes…
It’s like shooting fish in apparel…

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, March 15, 2020 • Permalink