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.

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Entry from June 25, 2017
“When is the best time to buy a boat?"/"When it’s on sail.”

A boat riddle is:

Q: When is the best time to buy a boat?
A: When it’s on sail (sale).


The “sail/sale” pun was posted on Twitter on March 25, 2010.


Twitter
Irv Segal‏
@IrvingSegal
Daily “Pun"-ishment...When is the best time to buy a boat? When it is on “sail”!
9:55 AM - 25 Mar 2010

Twitter
Vince Luciani‏
@vinnychenz13
Looking to buy a boat, I hear they’re rarely on ‘sail’ though…
5:15 PM - 2 Dec 2010

Twitter
kurree‏
@kurreesoup
When’s the best time to buy a new ship?
When its on sail
1:04 PM - 7 Apr 2013

Twitter
HMM‏
@HoustonMaritime
Nautical Joke Wednesday!
When is the best time to buy a new ship?
When it’s on sail.
9:33 AM - 12 Mar 2014

Pirate’s Quest
Top Ten Pirate Jokes: Howell Davis’ Howlers!
Posted on 30th March 2017 at 10:50 am.
Written by nikki
(...)
Q5: When’s the best time to buy a pirate ship?
A: When it’s on sail

Reddit—Dad Jokes
When’s the best time to buy a boat? (self.dadjokes)
submitted April 30, 2017 by jcdcwassup
When they’re on sail.

Twitter
Dad Jokes‏
@GoodOldDadJokes
When’s the best time to buy a boat?
When they’re on sail.
#dadjokes
7:00 PM - 1 May 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Sunday, June 25, 2017 • Permalink