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 August 01, 2017
“And the Lord said unto John, ‘Come forth and receive eternal life!‘“ (joke)

A toaster is often a consolation prize—especially in jokes. A joke was posted on the newsgroup alt.consumers.sweepstakes on July 4, 1996:

“‘Come forth and win my love,’ said God unto Moses. But he came fifth, and won a toaster.”

A slightly different form of the joke was posted on the newsgroup alt.internet.talk.bizarre on July 22, 2003:

“Jesus said to John, ‘Come forth, I will give you eternal life’. John came fifth, he won a toaster.”


Google Groups: alt.consumers.sweepstakes
VIBEonline doesn’t deliver - in a year
Kimmo Pyykko
7/4/96
(...)
“Come forth and win my love,” said God unto Moses. But he came fifth, and won a toaster.

Google Groups: alt.internet.talk.bizarre
Fifth Prize
The Devils Arse
7/22/03
Jesus said to John, “Come forth, I will give you eternal life”. John came fifth, he won a toaster.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 06-28-04
Stan Kegel
6/28/04
(...)
And the Lord said unto John, “Come forth and receive eternal life.” John came fifth.  He won a toaster.  (Sriram)

Twitter
Dan Bruno‏
@danbruno
And the Lord said unto John; Come forth and receive eternal life. But John came fifth and won a toaster.
9:38 AM - 18 Nov 2007

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK” Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Jesus said to John: “Come forth, I’ll give you eternal life.” But John came fifth, and won a toaster.

Google Books
Jokes by Chairman Panda
By Benjamin Wang
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2015
Pg. ?:
And the Lord said unto John, “Come forth, and receive eternal life.” But John came fifth and won a toaster.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
And the Lord said unto John; “Come forth and receive eternal life!” (self.dadjokes)
submitted July 18, 2017 by MsCynical
But John came fifth and won a toaster.

Posted by Barry Popik
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