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 24, 2006
“How many Aggies/Texans does it take to eat an armadillo?”

This one has made the rounds of several internet joke files:

Q: How many Aggies/Texans does it take to eat an armadillo?
A: Three. One to eat the creature, and two to stop traffic.


Google Groups: net.jokes.d
From:  Prentiss Riddle
Date:  Thurs, Feb 9 1984 5:02 pm

No, no, no, the joke should be:
Q: How many Aggies does it take to eat an armadillo?
A: Three. One to eat and two to watch for cars.

Google Groups: rec.humor
From:  Chuck Smart
Date:  Thurs, Mar 22 1990 7:31 pm

How many Texans does it take to eat an armadillo?
Three: one to eat, and 2 to watch for traffic. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, August 24, 2006 • Permalink