A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 22, 2016
“How are an apple and a lawyer alike?” (lawyer joke)

One lawyer joke is:

Q: How are an apple and a lawyer alike?
A: They both look good hanging from a tree.


The lawyer joke has been cited in print from at least September 1998.

Other versions of the joke have attacked blacks and Jews. “What do NIGGERS & APPLES have in common?” was cited in April 1997 and “what do Jews and Apple’s have in common?” was cited in May 1998.


Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
What do NIGGERS & APPLES have in common?
Q
4/17/97
THEY BOTH LOOK GOOD HANGING FROM A TREE!

Google Groups: alt.humor.jewish
A Beautiful Jew and the LAST LAUGH REPLY from your worst nightmare....an UZI toting proud dangerous Jew
Rider@no-up-yours.com White Rider
5/19/98
(...)
question:  what do Jews and Apple’s have in common?
answer: they both look good hanging from a tree.

Google Groups: rec.music.makers.songwriting
RMMS has become a useless site
Simon Phoenix
9/24/98
As we’re on the subject - one of my favourite lawyer jokes :

Q: What do lawyers and apples have in common ?
A: They both look good hanging from a tree.

Google Groups: alt.penpals.forty-plus-yrs
Humor - Lawyer Jokes
Michael Hudson
9/12/99
(...)
How are an apple and a lawyer alike?
They both look good hanging from a tree

Google Groups: alt.penpals.forty-plus-yrs
Lawyers…
Jeanie
11/29/00
(...)
How are an apple and a lawyer alike? They both look good hanging from a tree.

Google Books
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Health Fair
By Fred Neil
College Station, TX: Visualbookworm.com Publishing, Inc.
2002
Pg. 99:
3. How are an apple and a lawyer alike?
They both look good hanging from a tree.

Google Books
The Biggest Joke Book Ever
By Jack Jacoby
Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing
2008
Pg. 376:
How are an apple and a lawyer alike? They both look good hanging from a tree.

Twitter
Bob Kostic
‏@causticbob
Q: How are an apple and a lawyer alike?
A: They both look good hanging from a tree.
3:33 PM - 4 Mar 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 • Permalink