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 11, 2016
“Don’t drink with ghosts. They can’t handle their boos”

"Boos” sounds like “booze,” prompting the pun:

“Don’t drink with ghosts. They can’t handle their boos.”

The joke has been cited on Twitter since December 9, 2013. Another ghost joke is: “A ghost walks into a bar. The bartender says, ‘We don’t serve spirits!’”


Twitter
Warren Bradley
‏@wzabradley
Don’t drink with ghosts, they can’t handle their boos.
2:41 PM - 9 Dec 2013

Twitter
Horribly Punny
‏@HorriblyPunny
Don’t drink with ghosts, they can’t handle their boos.
4:20 PM - 18 Dec 2013

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Kate
‏@katelynepearson
Never drink with ghosts, they can’t handle their boos
10:32 PM - 5 Feb 2014

Eye-Rolling Puns
Wednesday, November 5th
Posted on November 5, 2014
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Don’t drink with ghosts, they can’t handle their boos.

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LaffGaff
‏@LaffGaff
Don’t drink with ghosts.
They can’t handle their boos.
#funny #jokes #jokeoftheday
4:12 PM - 15 Oct 2015

Pun.me (Pun #100)
Don’t drink with ghosts, they can’t handle their BOOs.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, January 11, 2016 • Permalink