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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 24, 2023
“A grown up silly straw is called a serious straw”

A “crazy straw” or “silly straw” has a number of twists and turns at the top. There is no such thing as a “serious straw,” but there are jokes.
   
“I think silly straws should just be called ‘straws’ and normal straws should be called ‘serious straws’” was posted on Twitter by Local Lampoons on March 25, 2010. “A grown up silly straw is called a SERIOUS straw” was posted on Twittter by Ham on November 18, 2015.
 
“silly straws imply the existence of the Serious Straw” was posted on Twitter by squishful thinking on February 25, 2022. “The existence of silly straws implies the existence of serious straws” was posted on Twitter on J 馃 on May 15, 2022. “Silly Straws implies the existence of Straws That Have Had Just About Enough Of Your Shit” was posted on Twitter by EN on March 24, 2023.
   
   
Wikipedia: Drinking straw
A drinking straw is a utensil that is intended to carry the contents of a beverage to one’s mouth. Straws are commonly made from plastics but environmental concerns and new regulation have led to rise in reusable and biodegradable straws.
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Plastic straws can also be embellished with some forms marketed as “crazy straws”, having a number of twists and turns at the top. These straws are often marketed and can be entertaining for young children. The crazy straw was invented by Arthur Philip Gildersleeve and patented in 1936.
         
Twitter
Local Lampoons
@dadakin
I think silly straws should just be called “straws” and normal straws should be called “serious straws.”
11:47 AM 路 Mar 25, 2010
   
Twittter
Ham
@ZombieHam
@noboredghosts A grown up silly straw is called a SERIOUS straw.
3:29 PM 路 Nov 18, 2015
 
Twitter     
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@SCJREAL
I know there’s silly straws, but what about serious straws
like you sip a soda and it says “your dad is dead”
2:57 AM 路 Dec 29, 2015
   
Twitter
SaintAussie
@Saint_Aussie
you’ve heard of silly straws now get ready for serious straws
5:59 AM 路 Jan 1, 2021
 
Twitter
the adventures of seancho and bryce
@adomeast
If there are silly straws are there serious straws?
11:08 PM 路 Sep 30, 2021
 
Twitter
squishful thinking
@iskawhiskers
silly straws imply the existence of the Serious Straw
9:43 PM 路 Feb 25, 2022
 
Twitter
J 馃
@flatjessted
The existence of silly straws implies the existence of serious straws
11:31 PM 路 May 15, 2022
 
Twitter
Mokka
@Mokkaderg
the existance of the silly straw implies the existance of a serious straw
6:45 AM 路 May 16, 2022
 
Twitter
EN
@IanZandi
Silly Straws implies the existence of Straws That Have Had Just About Enough Of Your Shit
10:30 AM 路 Mar 24, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, March 24, 2023 • Permalink


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