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 May 12, 2014
“Are those chopsticks in your pocket or are you just happy sashimi?”

“Is that a gun in your pants or are you just happy to see me?” is an old joke, with many variations. One popular variation is the Japanese food joke ending “...or are you just happy sashimi?”

“Is that tempora in your pocket, or are you just happy sashimi?” was cited in print in 1995. “Is that a California roll in your pocket, or are you just happy sashimi?” was cited in 2005. A popular version involves chopsticks. “Are those chopsticks or are you just happy sashimi?” was cited on Twitter on May 31, 2013.


Google Groups: rec.games.misc
NEW DOOM 1 and 2 CCCCOOOODDEESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Great Cornholio!
5/4/95
(...)
Is that tempora in your pocket, or are you just happy sashimi?

Google Groups: alt.zen
blazing ripples
nor...@googlegroups.com
8/4/98
(...)
Do you have a fish in your pocket
or are you....
Happy Sashimi?

Google Groups: comp.software.year-2000
NBC’s Movie
Scott
8/16/99
(...)
More like “ Is that canned eel in your pocket, or just happy sashimi?”

New Times (Broward/Palm Beach, FL)
Is that a California roll in your pocket, or are you just happy sashimi?
By Kiran Aditham Thursday, Apr 14 2005
Isaac Alexander, whether he admits to it or not, is a key hipster in Broward’s nightlife strata

Twitter
Dan Jacobs
‏@Daniel_L_Jacobs
Just had some Tommy’s sushi with a side of an earthquake!  Is that some sushi in your pocket? or are you just happy Sashimi!
11:27 PM - 17 May 2009

Twitter
Annafrancesca Fuchs
‏@annafran
“is that a gooey duck in your pocket or are you just happy sashimi?” I need to watch more Dirty Jobs, @ASpal526. http://bit.ly/pE5ku
8:31 PM - 22 Jul 2009

Twitter
Baron Von Shakymouse
‏@VonShakyMouse
Raw fish yeukkk. Is that tempura in your belly or are you just happy sashimi?
http://twitpic.com/1mo77e
7:00 AM - 10 May 2010

Twitter
Gab
‏@Guaavy
“Are those chopsticks or are you just happy sashimi?” Japanese puns lmao http://tmblr.co/ZoDFUxmFCBuW
5:04 AM - 31 May 2013

Twitter
Rosie
‏@RosieLondoner
Are those chopsticks in your pocket or are you just happy sashimi? 🍣 @ Sticks N Sushi http://instagram.com/p/kIRHvGydPK/
Westminster, London
3:00 PM - 7 Feb 2014

Twitter
sara
‏@NONCHALANTTWAT
are those chopsticks? or are you just happy sashimi (i didn’t have sashimi) @ Katsuya by Stark http://instagram.com/p/pyXG-pN7Y5/
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
6:58 AM - 28 Jun 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, May 12, 2014 • Permalink