A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 13, 2017
“What do you say to a Mexican body builder who’s out of protein powder?"/"No whey, José.”

"No whey, José,” a pun on “No way, José,” has been cited in print since at least 1985. A joke was posted to Reddit—Jokes on July 17, 2014:

Q: What do you call a Mexican bodybuilder without a protein shake?
A: No whey, José.



17 May 1985, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “National Challenge” edited by J. Baxter Newgate and Sandy Applegreen, pg. 10F, col. 3:
At the restaurant, Miss Muffett said, “No whey, Jose.”
-- Patricia Schuermann, St. Louis

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Cow Puns: Was Cordelia the Cow
Vince Macek
5/18/01
(...)
No whey, Jose.

Twitter
SFD
‏@sfrancisd91
A bodybuilder called José who doesn’t use whey protein should brand himself as ‘No Whey José’ #Marketing
7:09 AM - 8 Aug 2013

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a Mexican bodybuilder without a protein shake?
submitted July 17, 2014 by memarianomusic
No whey José

Twitter
Terrible Jokes
‏@doyouevenjoke
What do you call a Mexican bodybuilder without a protein shake?
No whey José
10:06 PM - 17 Jul 2014

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a bodybuilding Mexican who’s run out of protein?
submitted April 15, 2016 by thegrandaddyofgaming
No whey Jose.

27 August 2016, The Sun (London, UK), “Week at the Knees” by Paul Jiggins, pg. 2:
THE IOC’s report on the Mexican weightlifter banned for having excess protein in his system, reads: No whey, Jose.

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a Mexican bodybuilder who runs out of protein?
submitted January 11, 2017 by M0nkeyWithAGun
No Whey José.

Twitter
Shit Jokes
‏@ShitJokes
What do you say to a Mexican body builder that’s ran out of protein powder?
No whey José?!
3:35 PM - 12 Jan 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Friday, January 13, 2017 • Permalink