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 June 10, 2017
“A tall guy walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar…” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A version with a tall person is:
 
“A tall guy walks into a bar. That’s what he gets for being tall.”
     
This version was posted on Reddit—Jokes on June 9, 2017.
 
Slightly different variations of the “tall person” joke had been told earlier. “A tall guy walks into a bar.. a short guy walks under it” was posted Twitter on March 8, 2011. “A tall guy walks into a bar… OUCH!” was posted on Twitter on April 12, 2011.
 
   
Twitter
Bill Caputo‏
@logosity
A tall guy walks into a bar.. a short guy walks under it.
6:32 PM - 8 Mar 2011
 
Twitter
W‏
@_mwest21
A tall guy walks into a bar… OUCH!
9:13 PM - 12 Apr 2011
     
Twitter
Diary of a Tall Girl‏
@diaryoftallgirl
A tall person walks into a bar.  Literally. #tallproblems
8:37 PM - 2 Feb 2012
   
Twitter
Tsuyomi Yoshi‏
@DJWonka
A tall man walks into a bar and says ouch..
1:05 PM - 8 Nov 2012
 
Twitter
Linnéa‏
@neabenjaminsson
A tall man walks into a bar, a shorter man laughs as he walks under it
4:42 AM - 17 Jan 2014
 
Twitter
big jezzus‏
@smith420blend
a tall man walks into a bar and says ouch fuck i hit my head
4:37 AM - 21 Oct 2014
   
Twitter
Sheezus‏
@gabriey1
A tall guy walks into a bar because he was too tall
3:20 PM - 8 Jun 2017
 
Reddit—Jokes
A tall guy walks into a bar
submitted June 9, 2017 by gabriey
that’s what he gets for being tall

Posted by Barry Popik
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