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 12, 2017
“I grilled a chicken for two hours yesterday…” (joke)

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A popular joke variation is:

“I grilled a chicken for two hours yesterday...and it STILL wouldn’t tell me why it crossed the road.”

“Roasted a chicken for three hours today - STILL wouldn’t tell me why it crossed the road” was posted on Twitter on April 22, 2011.


Twitter
daiglebox
‏@daiglebox
I’ve used a knife, a lighter, and a hammer, but this damn chicken STILL won’t tell me why he crossed the road! Tough bird.
12:47 AM - 30 Jan 2010

Twitter
Splash.
‏@SplashMan
RT @neillockwood Roasted a chicken for three hours today - STILL wouldn’t tell me why it crossed the road. >> haha brilliant
4:47 PM - 22 Apr 2011

Twitter
Dave Lee
‏@davelee
I was grilling a chicken the other day. But after three hours, it still wouldn’t tell me why it crossed the road. (There!)
6:57 AM - 11 Jul 2011

Twitter
Feint Zebra
‏@feintzebra
Took me 2 hours to grill a chicken last night and the fucker still wouldn’t tell me why he crossed the road.
7:21 AM - 23 Jul 2011

Twitter
Graham Smith
‏@Grahamsmeeth
I grilled a chicken for two hours yesterday and the bastard still wouldn’t tell me why it crossed the road.
4:50 AM - 1 Jan 2012

The Dive Forum
Thread: Joke of the day
londonsean69
06-10-2013, 11:00 AM
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I grilled a chicken last night. Total waste of time. He still wouldn’t tell me why he crossed the road.

Reddit—Jokes
I just grilled a chicken for 8 hours.
submitted November 15, 2015 by Linalg2
And it still didn’t tell me why it crossed the road.

4 December 2015, Birmingham (UK) Mail, “I’ve seen the light - these people need jobs,” pg. 17:
TOOK me two hours to grill a chicken yesterday. It still refused to tell me why it crossed the road.

Facebook
Haddins Fitness
October 17, 2016 ·
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I grilled a chicken for a full hour last night…...when I got home he still didn’t tell me why he crossed the road!!!!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, January 12, 2017 • Permalink