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Entry from February 20, 2017
“How many men does it take to open a beer bottle?” (Joke)

A joke about opening a beer bottle has been printed on several images:

Q: How many men does it take to open a beer bottle?
A: None. It should be open when she brings it to you.


The joke—usually considered sexist—has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
female bashing?
joll...@mc.net
11/27/96
(...)
How many men does it take to open a bottle of beer?
None, the bitch better have it open when he gets home.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Wanted:your best male and female bashing jokes and stories.
joll...@mc.net
12/13/96
(...)
How many men does it take to open a beer? 
None, the bitch better have it open when he gets home

Google Groups: rec.humor
(smilePIGS (Poor Innocent Guys Society)-Quotes from the Male Perspective
THE BIG PIG
11/17/97
(...)
How many men does it take to open a beer?  None.  It should be opened by the
time she brings it to the couch.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Women, can’t live with’em, pass the beer nuts
Dark Shadow
3/16/98
(...)
How many men does it take to open a beer?
None. It should be opened by the time she brings it in.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
I want a list of sexcist jokes
Daren
12/16/98
(...)
How many men does it take to open a beer? None. It should be opened by the time she brings it to the couch.

Google Books
Jokes, Riddles and Wisdom:
The Best Collection Ever

By Roger Kuder
San Jose, CA: ToExcel Press
2000
Pg. 65:
RIDDLES ABOUT WOMEN (WRITTEN BY MEN)
Q: How many men does it take to open a beer?
A: None. It should be opened by the time she brings it.

18 June 2001, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), “For fathers who don’t know much, here’s what I know” by Chuck Goudie, pg. 9:
The fastest way to obtain a badly bruised shin is to state this in mixed company: “How many men does it take to open a beer? None. It should be opened by the time she brings it.”

26 July 2001, Daily Mai; (London, UK), “A requiem for British humour” by David Thomas, pg. 13:
Q: HOW many men does it take to open a beer?
A: None. It should be opened by the time she brings it to you.

Twitter
Adrian Popescu
‏@adrianpopescu
WARNING! misogynist quote ahead… Q: How many men does it take to open a beer? A: None. It should be opened when she brings it.
9:44 AM - 21 Apr 2008

Google Books
Jokes for Blokes:
The Ultimate Book of Jokes not Suitable for Mixed Company

By Llewellyn Dowd and Phil McCracken
London: Ebury Press
2011
Pg. 55:
How many men does it take to open a can of beer? None, it should be open when she brings it to you.

Reddit—Jokes
How many men does it take to open a can of beer?
submitted February 4, 2015 by lochstock
None. It should be open by the time she brings it to the couch.

Reddit—Jokes
How many men does it take to open a beer?
submitted May 23, 2015 by NineteenEighty9
None… It should be opened when she brings it to you.

Google Books
Laughing Through It All
By Luis Rodriguez
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2016
Pg. ?:
How many men does it take to open a beer?
None, it should be opened when she brings it.

Reddit—Jokes
How many men does it take to open a can of beer?
submitted August 17, 2016 by spa_angled
None. She should have opened it as she brought it to you.

Reddit—Jokes
How many men does it take to open a beer?
submitted November 28, 2016 by FlawedLuck
None. It should be open when she brings it to you.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, February 20, 2017 • Permalink