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 November 19, 2014
“What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?” (lawyer joke)

"What’s the difference between a bassoon and a trampoline?  You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline” is a musician joke that has been cited in print since at least 1992. It also became a lawyer joke:

“What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?  You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline.”

The lawyer joke has been cited in print since at least 1994 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: rec.humor
Music Jokes
Perry Tarantine
6/12/92
(...)
What’s the difference between a bassoon and a trampoline?  You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Lawyer Jokes
The Fulcrum Group
4/21/94
What is the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Need bad lawyer jokes!!!
Hugh Bothwell
10/25/94
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
You have to take off your shoes to jump on the trampoline.

Google News Archive
12 August 2000, New Straits Times (Malaysia), “Look What I Found on the Net: Court Humour and Lawyer Jokes,” pg. 8, col. 3:
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline? You take off your shoes before you jump on a trampoline.

Google Groups: 3do.bad-attitude
Good Lawyers?
Drew Pratt
4/10/02
(...)
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
You take off your shoes to jump on a trampoline!

Google Books
The Lawyer’s Joke Book:
There Are Some Things a Rat Just Won’t Do

By John Patrick Dolan and Dale Irvin
Charleston, SC: Advantage Media Group, Inc.
2008
Pg. 27:
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
You take your boots off to jump on a trampoline.

Twitter
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‏@TheLOLWorld
JOKE: What’s the difference between a lawyer and a trampoline?
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11:49 AM - 13 Nov 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 • Permalink