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 January 12, 2016
“A vulture with two dead raccoons tries to board. ‘Sorry, only one carrion is allowed‘“

Flight attendants often ask about “carry-on” luggage, and there’s a pun:

“A vulture boards an airplane carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at it and says, ‘I’m sorry, only one carrion allowed per passenger.’”

The joke has been cited in print since at least 2000.


Ian Barland, Radford University
00.oct.13
1. A vulture boards an airplane carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at it and says “I’m sorry, only one carrion allowed per passenger”.

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Anyone Travel With Rocket On An Airline?
tai fu
5/31/01
One day, a vulture entered an airplane with 2 dead birds. The flight attendant told him, “you cant be on the plane, we only allow one carrion per person...”

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Kevin Vang
11/29/01
A vulture goes to the airport, bringing along two dead raccons to eat on the flight.  As he tries to board the plane, the flight attendant stops him, saying, “Sorry, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”

Google Books
April 2002, The Rotarian, “Fun with puns,” pg. 64, col. 1:
Two vultures boarded an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons. The flight attendant looked at them and said, “I’m sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”

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Vultures…
J a s e
4/1/02
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1.  Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons.
The stewardess looks at them and says, “I’m sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger.

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• Ninure Saunders
5/13/05
1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”

Twitter
Michael Klobe
‏@klobetime
A vulture enters an airport carrying two dead raccoons. He is stopped and told, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”
3:50 PM - 24 Jul 2008

Twitter
David Pogue
‏@Pogue
TONIGHT’S MEDITATION: A vulture boards a plane carrying 2 dead raccoons. Flight attendant: “Sorry, sir, only one carrion per passenger.”
11:49 PM - 13 Apr 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: COnstable & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
A vulture gets on a plane, carrying two dead raccoons. The flight attendant says: “Sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”

Tearable Puns
Mar 18, 2015
A vulture with two dead raccoons tries to board a plane
A vulture with two dead raccoons tries to board a plane. ‘I’m sorry sir, only one carrion is allowed.’
Imagine what’s in the checked baggage. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 • Permalink