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Entry from September 04, 2017
“Take me to your liter” ("Take me to your litre")

"Take me to your leader!” is something a space alien might say. “Take me to your liter/litre!” is something a thirsty person might say.

“Sidney Kaye tells of the Martian who landed near a petroleum dump and demanded: ‘Take me to your liter’” was cited in print in July 1958. “Take me to your liter”—in the context of wine—was printed in the New York (NY) Herald Tribune on November 9, 1958.


Wikipedia: Take me to your leader (phrase)
“Take me to your leader” is a science-fiction cartoon catchphrase, said by an extraterrestrial alien who has just landed on Earth in a spacecraft to the first human it happens to meet. In cartoons, the theme is frequently varied for comic effect, such as a pun on the phrase to suit the setting, or the alien addressing an animal or object it assumes is an earthling.

It is believed to have originated in a 1953 cartoon by Alex Graham in The New Yorker magazine. The cartoon depicted two aliens telling a horse “Kindly take us to your President!”

18 July 1958, The Evening Star (Washington, DC), “Midtown New York” by Robert Sylvester, pg. C-10, col. 1:
Today’s Martian report: Sidney Kaye tells of the Martian who landed near a petroleum dump and demanded: “Take me to your liter.”

9 November 1958, New York (NY) Herald Tribune, “Rheims Cry: ‘Take Me to Your Liter’” by Horace Sutton, pg. D8:
Now vintners pour off the wine from caskets into bottles, giving rise to the ancient winery expression, “Conduisez-moi a votre chef,” which freely translated means “Take me to your liter.”

16 May 1966, Boston (MA) Globe, “Editorial Points,” pg. 10, col. 1:
The town souse pleads: “Take me to your litre.”

10 August 1967, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), “Is this the lineup for love?” by Richard J. Needham, pg. 6, col. 6:
He finally burst into the Bavarian beer garden, and stood on one of the wooden benches, and cried, “Take me to your litre!”

OCLC WorldCat record
Take me to your liter : science and math jokes
Author: Charles Keller; Gregory Filling
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, ©1991.
Edition/Format: Print book : Juvenile audience : English : Trumpet club special ed
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
A collection of jokes and riddles about science and math.

OCLC WorldCat record
TAKE ME TO YOUR LITER: A History of Metrication in the United States
Author: J Smith
Edition/Format: Article Article
Publication: Journal of Government Information, v25 n5 (19980910): 419-438
Database: CrossRef

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 12/20/02
Stan Kegel
12/21/02
(...)
What did the Martian say to the liquor store owner?
“Take me to your Liter’s!” (Cynthia MacGregor)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns Of The Weak 09-13-04
Stan Kegel
9/13/04
(...)
What did the Martian say to the liquor store owner?
“Take me to your Liter’s!” (By Cynthia MacGregor)

OCLC WorldCat record
Take Me To Your Litre
Author: Films Media Group,; GAPC Entertainment, Inc.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : GAPC Entertainment, Inc., New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [2013] 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format: Video : Clipart/images/graphics Visual material Computer File : English
Database: WorldCat
Summary:
Uncle Norm is heading off with his hush hush pals on a camping weekend. He knows that a grown-up needs to drink about one and one-half liters of water every day, and he’s not totally sure how much a liter is. The Rads visit a dairy farm to help him figure out that one and one-half liters times two, or double, would add up to 3 liters, which would help him get through the two day weekend.

Google Books
102 JOKES!
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do aliens on the metric system say?
Take me to your liter.

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11:32 PM - 4 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, September 04, 2017 • Permalink