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 27, 2020
“Why did the road kill the chicken?"/"The chicken crossed him.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A jocular version (a pun on “cross") is:

Q: Why did the road kill the chicken?
A: The chicken crossed him.


“Why did the road kill the chicken? ‘You’ve crossed me for the last time!’” was posted on MTG—Salvation on June 30, 2007. “Why did the road kill the chicken? The chicken crossed him” was posted on Twitter by brak on October 21, 2014.


MTG—Salvation
Echo
June 30, 2007
(...)
Why did the road kill the chicken?
“You’ve crossed me for the last time!”

Twitter
Tom Fox
@TomFoxTom
Why did the Mafia road kill the chicken? It crossed it.
11:46 AM · Jan 3, 2012·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
brak
@JoshBrak
Why did the road kill the chicken?
The chicken crossed him.
2:06 AM · Oct 21, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Goose
@ImprovGoose
@DougBenson
Why did the road kill the chicken? Because she crossed it!
12:25 AM · Apr 25, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/SkeyTv July 28, 2020
What did the road kill the chicken?
He didn’t want to be double crossed
COMMENTS
running-dead-child
the typo reflects upon the true nature of 3 am jokes

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
What did the road kill the chicken?... He didn’t want to be double crossed
3:16 AM · Jul 28, 2020·IFTTT

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Monday, July 27, 2020 • Permalink