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 April 15, 2016
“What do you call dangerous precipitation?"/"A rain of terror.”

"Rain” and “reign” lead to an obvious pun:

Q: What do you call dangerous precipitation?
A: A rain of terror.


The joke has been cited on Twitter since September 12, 2013.


Twitter
Muchira Alex
โ€@abMuchira
What do you call dangerous precipitation? A rain of terror.
10:26 AM - 12 Sep 2013

Twitter
Drew Erickson
โ€@AniDrewit
What do you call dangerous precipitation? A rain of terror. #puns
2:41 PM - 12 Sep 2013

CartoonStock
‘What do you call dangerous precipitation? A rain of terror.’
Cartoonist: Flanagan, Mike Search ID: mfln7497 High-Res: 2021 x 1680 px
Upload date: 27 Dec 2013

Memedroid
Aug 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM
jali34022 said:
What do you call a dangerous precipitation ? A rain of terror

Chicken Smoothie
Re: Plumerian #688;; four plumes or less! much punny!
Post by grapejuice ยป Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:51 pm
username; grapejuice
plume’s name; Leopold
plume’s gender; Male
horrible pun; “What do you call a dangerous precipitation? A rain of terror.”

Twitter
S.Aise
โ€@shalezaaise101
#Joke: What do you call dangerous precipitation? A rain of terror.
2:16 AM - 16 Apr 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Friday, April 15, 2016 • Permalink