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 27, 2016
“I couldn’t figure out how to fasten my seatbelt, but then it clicked”

A popular pun about the seatbelt is:

“I couldn’t figure out how to fasten my seatbelt, but then it clicked.”

“I couldn’t work out how to fasten my seatbelt: then it clicked” was posted to the newsgroup rec.crafts.textiles.needlework on October 12, 2007.


Google Groups: rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
OT - punny quotes
Bruce
10/12/07
(...)
I couldn’t work out how to fasten my seatbelt: then it clicked

Twitter
Emily Rouge
‏@ecrouge
here is a pun: “I couldn’t figure out how to fasten my seatbelt. Then it clicked.” (the sound the seatbelt makes & the idea of clicking in
2:10 PM - 11 Jun 2009

Twitter
howtotweets
‏@howtotweets
RT: i love his jokes ._. RT @owlcity I couldn’t figure out how to fasten my seatbelt. Then it clicked. http://tinyurl.com/nxzfrr
7:00 PM - 1 Jul 2009

Twitter
Kal Shal
‏@KaalShaal
I couldn’t figure out how to fasten my seat belt. Then it clicked.
6:40 PM - 25 Aug 2009

BuzzFeed
17 Terrible Puns To Brighten Your Day
Ba-dum-TISS.

By Maddi Lewis
posted on Jan. 28, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.
(...)
6. I couldn’t figure out how to fasten my seat-belt. Then it clicked.

Facebook
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March 11, 2014 ·
I couldn’t work out how to fasten my seatbelt. Then it clicked.

Wonderfully Bad Jokes
I couldn’t figure out how my seat belt worked.
But then it clicked.
Bad jokes
May 3rd, 2014

Google Books
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
By Andy Seed
London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
2014 (electronic edition 2015)
Pg. ?:
I couldn’t work out how to fasten my seatbelt. Then it clicked.

Facebook
Bad Jokes and Terrible One Liners
October 12, 2015 ·
I couldn’t work out how to fasten my seatbelt. Then it clicked.

reddit
I couldn’t figure out how to use a seatbelt
submitted August 22, 2016 by RyRy2756
But then it clicked.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, August 27, 2016 • Permalink