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 July 09, 2016
“I want anarchy. Because my keyboard is missing one”

"Anarchy” can sound like “an ‘R’ key,” and there’s a pun:

“I want anarchy. Because my keyboard is missing one.”

The joke was posted on Reddit on July 9, 2016.

“An-R-key” was cited in the newsgroup alt.comics.lnh in 1993.


Google Groups: alt.comics.lnh
The One True Dave
John D. Specht
9/20/93
This story include Ann, the holder of the R-key.
I was wondering: was that THE R-key, or was it just an-R-key?

Google Groups: alt.skinheads
Iron Crosses
Pitt.
3/10/94
(...)
Bloody universities; buy all this smart stuff, but don’t f**king look after it. Who stole my ‘R’ key yesterday? And why? What can you do with an ‘R’ key? Answers on a postcard please…

Google Groups: alt.lunatics
an R key
LoKiMaLKaV
12/12/97
who does a better version of anarchy in the UK? megadeth or the sex pistols?

Twitter
Shaun BLAZE Lyons
‏@310BLAZE
“ GETTIN IT ! “
An-R-Key Ent. COMMING SOON
6:10 PM - 13 May 2009

Twitter
Unemployed Lloyd
‏@UnemployedLloyd
Anarchy (an-R-key) Rules T-Shirt http://bit.ly/f5VMmg
3:42 AM - 23 Feb 2011

Twitter
alexis
‏@leslieknopex
What does a punk rock pirate use to open doors?
An R key
6:03 PM - 6 Oct 2012

Twitter
Cat Philiosopher
‏@CatPhilosopher
An R key Truth - collapse of america _ vid log 2 stay safe, stay awake, stay alive!
9:45 AM - 19 Aug 2014

reddit
I want anarchy
submitted July 9, 2016 by wtfduud
Because my keyboard is missing one.

Twitter
KailaStevens
‏@romanbe7lim
I want anarchy Because my keyboard is missing one. #mademyday
4:45 PM - 9 Jul 2016

Twitter
Richard Serkey
‏@aufrichtig40
I WANT ANARCHY!
Because my keyboard is missing an “R.”
(by wtfduud)
10:34 PM - 9 Jul 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
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