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 07, 2015
“Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” One popular science joke is:

“Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar ... and doesn’t.”

Brian Malow, self-proclaimed as “Earth’s Premier Science Comedian,” created the joke and popularized it in a November 2009 performance video.


Wikipedia: Schrödinger’s cat
Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects. The scenario presents a cat which may be simultaneously both alive and dead, a state known as a quantum superposition, as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur. The thought experiment is also often featured in theoretical discussions of the interpretations of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger coined the term Verschränkung (entanglement) in the course of developing the thought experiment.

Walks Into A Bar Jokes
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
(...)
Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar ... and doesn’t.

Twitter
Chris Spurgeon
‏@chrisspurgeon
@mollydotcom Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar. And doesn’t walk into a bar.
8:09 PM - 29 Jun 2009

Twitter
Molly E. Holzschlag
‏@mollydotcom
@chrisspurgeon This one “Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar. And doesn’t walk into a bar.” for me, best of the evening. :D
8:11 PM - 29 Jun 2009

YouTube
‘A Virus Walks Into a Bar...’ and Other Science Jokes - Brian Malow
ForaTv
Uploaded on Nov 20, 2009
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/11/08/Science_Lau…
Science comedian Brian Malow jokes that a virus is “the ultimate David and Goliath” when compared with humans. He then rattles off a series of science-related jokes. “Schrodinger’s cat walks into a bar, and doesn’t.”
2:43
“Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar ... and doesn’t.”

NPR
Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar
APRIL 01, 2011 1:00 PM ET
IRA FLATOW, host:
This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I’m Ira Flatow.
(...)
FLATOW: And the tweet says: Schrodinger’s cat walks into a bar, and he doesn’t.
(Soundbite of laughter)
(Soundbite of drums)
(...)
Mr. MALOW: You can hear that on that same video clip, if you let it run a little longer.

Google Books
A Neutron Walks Into a Bar…
Random Facts about Our Universe and Everything in It

By Science140
Hachette Books Ireland
2012
Pg. ?:
Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar and doesn’t.

The Independent (UK)
‘Schrödinger’s cat walks into a bar. And doesn’t’: The experiment explained and topical jokes on 126th birthday of the physicist
FELICITY MORSE Monday 12 August 2013
Nobel prize winning scientist Erwin Schrödinger would have been 126 today, the Austrian quantum physicist perhaps most famous for the mind experiment known as Schrödinger’s Cat.

WeKnowMemes
Schrodinger’s Cat Walks Into A Bar…
– JULY 11, 2014

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