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 01, 2016
“I used to run an origami company, but it folded”

An unsuccessful business “folds,” and there’s a classic pun:

“I used to run an origami company, but it folded.”

“I once owned an origami business, until one day it folded” was posted on rec.arts.origami on April 21, 1998.


Wikipedia: Origami
Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to gami due to rendaku)) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper.

Google Groups: rec.arts.origami
Origami business
Roy and Ann Cottongim
4/21/98
I once owned an origami business, until one day it folded. smile

Google Groups: alt.humor
Night out
Ergo
10/19/03
(...)
I used to have an Origami business smile unfortunately it folded :(

Prisoners Aborad News (Autumn 2006)
Pg. 15:
Did you hear about the man who worked for an origami company?
He lost his job when the company folded!

VehiCROSS.info Forums
Paper model fun!
Ldub
12/18/2006, 11:10 AM
That reminds me of my uncle who had an origami company…

The Science Forum
Thread: OrIgaMI
John Galt
April 26th, 2009, 09:02 AM
My uncle had an origami company, but it ran into financial problems: though he tried to paper over the cracks it eventually folded.

Twitter
Caractacus Pötts
‏@CaractacusPotty
@GaryDelaney I used to own an origami company, but due to the credit crunch it folded. The main reason though, was it was too cutting edge.
2:58 AM - 22 Jul 2009

Twitter
Oʟʟʏ Baяяow
‏@elephantstones
Recently invested some money in an origami company. Unfortunately it folded…
7:19 AM - 1 Aug 2009

Twitter
Stuart James
‏@sttujames
Rubbish BBC Radio 2 Joke “I used to run a origami company but it folded after a couple of months”
12:42 PM - 9 Feb 2010

Google Groups: alt.fan.goons
Really true! Cardboard cathedral!
chorl...@hotmail.com
11/6/12
I started an origami company, but it folded.

reddit
I used to have an origami business (self.dadjokes)
submitted May 29, 2015 by TheCaringAsshole
but it folded.
(Heard from Paddy McGuiness)

reddit
I used to be the CEO of an origami company (self.dadjokes)
submitted February 16, 2016 by helloinvader
Unfortunately it folded

reddit
Tried to start an origami company…
submitted August 1, 2016 by derekfcw
It folded.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, August 01, 2016 • Permalink