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 July 25, 2020
“What did the paper say to the pencil?"/"Write on!”

A pencil riddle was printed in the Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer on October 16, 1940:

Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: “I’m beginning to see the point.”


A different riddle version was printed in the Charlotte (NC) News on December 13, 1971:

Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: “Write on”.


Another version was printed in the Nashua (NH) Telegraph on November 25, 1972:

Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: “Right on.”



Newspapers.com
16 October 1940, Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, “What’s They Say?.” pg. 25, col. 6:
What did the paper say to the pencil?
“I’m beginning to see the point.”

$2.00 prize to Betsy Van Schuyver, Burlington, N. J.

Newspapers.com
13 December 1971, Charlotte (NC) News, “Mini Jokes,” pg. 3C, col. 1:
What did the paper say to the pencil?
Write on.
Eric Mauldin, Charlotte

Newspapers.com
25 November 1972, Nashua (NH) Telegraph, “Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 4, col. 1:
Q. What did the paper say to the pencil?
A. Right on.
Kim Moraros, 29 Raleigh Drive

Newspapers.com
19 June 1973, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. 20-C, col. 4:
What did the paper say to the pencil?
Right on!

Newspapers.com
28 October 1975, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Jokes By You,” pg. 5D, col. 2:
Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: Right on!
Bobby Dandino

Newspapers.com
2 November 1976, The Times Record (Troy, NY), “Fun Time—The Riddle Box,” pg. 20, col. 8:
What did the paper say to the pencil?
Write on!

Google Books
Insults Anywhere Kids Presents Hundreds Of Kids Jokes They Can Tell Anywhere!
By Franklin Yantz
Insults Anywhere
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: Write on!

Explain the Joke
Point Well Taken
Posted on June 5, 2014 by stfleming
Q: What did the paper say to the pencil?
A: You’ve got a good point!
Explanation: Pencils are used for writing.  When the lead (now it is made of graphite) is sharp it is pointy, it has a point.

Google Books
Srsly Best Jokes Ever:
Jokes for Kids

By Chantelle Grace
Racine, WI: BroadStreet Kids
2017
Pg. ?:
What did the paper say to the pencil?
“Write on.”

Twitter
Lorraine Jo King
@lahlahbean
#badjokefriday
What did the paper say to the pencil?
You have got a good point
12:05 AM · May 8, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

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@Su_holarious
Q: What did the paper say to the pencil? A: Write on! 
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Twitter
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@OodEAs1
Tell a Joke Day Face with tears of joy
OK Oodenawi make us laugh ! 
‘What did the paper say to the pencil ?
You’ve got a ready good point there !’
Hahahaha
#HDSBstillconnected
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8:01 AM · Jul 24, 2020·Twitter for iPad

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