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 May 16, 2020
“What is a porcupine’s favorite game?"/"Poker.”

A poker ("poke her") riddle is:

Q: What is a porcupine’s favorite game?
A: Poker.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2007.


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The Ellie Mcdoodle Diaries: Have Pen, Will Travel
By Ruth McNally Barshaw
New York, NY: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
2007
Pg. 47:
porcupine — What’s his favorite game? Poker.

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The Chicken Chick®
@TheChickenChick
The ellen deHeneres Yolk of the Day: What’s a porcupine’s favorite game? Poker! http://fb.me/18zwjY4Im
11:35 PM · Apr 21, 2014·Facebook

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Drake Ceperley
@DrakeCep20
What is a porcupine’s favorite game?
-Poker
2:30 PM · Mar 21, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Bill Helton
@7colonel7
What is a Porcupine’s Favorite Card Game?  Poker!  HVL TMS ‘Shortcuts’
10:27 PM · Nov 13, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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The Chicken Chick®
@TheChickenChick
The ellen deHeneres Yolk of the Day: What’s a porcupine’s favorite game? Poker. http://fb.me/8pH9mcHLw
10:57 PM · Apr 24, 2017·Facebook

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Grama Sue
@gramasuesrainbo
What is a porcupine’s favorite game?
Poker!
#cornyjokes
4:00 PM · Nov 4, 2017·CinchShare

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Jokes Lib
@jokes_lib
What is a porcupine’s favorite game?
Poker!
#cornyjokes
@gramasuesrainbo
https://goo.gl/PiYJUh
@TrendLib
8:00 PM · Nov 4, 2017·jokes_lib

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/MatthiasFoxFire May 17, 2020
What’s a porcupine’s favorite game to play?
Poker

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, May 16, 2020 • Permalink