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 October 29, 2016
“What kind of clothes do zombies wear?"/"Decay NY.”

A popular Halloween riddle about New York-based fashion house DKNY is:

Q: What kind of clothes do zombies wear?
A: Decay NY.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1999.


Wikipedia: DKNY
DKNY is a New York-based fashion house specializing in fashion goods for men and women founded in 1984 by Donna Karan.

Google Groups: alt.callahans
spookers
LePheaux
10/30/99
(...)
What kind of clothes do Zombies wear?
Decay NY.

Google Groups: sci.med.dentistry
Halloween humor - like dental humor.
Rockyboy
10/30/99
(...)
What kind of clothes do Zombies wear?
Decay NY.

Flare Sci-Fi Forums
Topic: Halloween funnies…
Baloo
posted October 30, 1999 01:54 PM
(...)
What kind of clothes do Zombies wear?
Decay NY.
(I don’t get that one. Will somebody help me shift my paradigm here?)

Twitter
Dane Dewbre
‏@MarlandDane
What kind of clothes do zombies wear?  Decay NY!
3:54 PM - 30 Oct 2009

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Honor
‏@HonorRebleRon
What kind of clothes zombies wear? Decay ny lol
3:30 PM - 27 Mar 2016

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Punstrated
‏@IncitingMoment
What kind of clothes do well dressed zombies wear?
DECAY N Y
8:13 PM - 27 Oct 2016

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LAFC
‏@LanarkshireAFC
@ascensos What kind of clothes do the coolest zombies wear? Decay NY!
7:49 AM - 28 Oct 2016

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Punstrated
‏@IncitingMoment
What kind of clothes do stylish zombies wear?
DECAY N Y #HappyPunoween
4:32 PM - 29 Oct 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, October 29, 2016 • Permalink