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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“No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep” (7/23)
“Roses are red. Violets are blue. Vodka costs less than dinner for two” (7/23)
“If you don’t like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk!” (7/23)
“I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally” (7/23)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (7/23)
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Entry from October 30, 2016
“Why did the vampire subscribe to the Wall Street Journal?"/"He heard it had great circulation.”

The Wall Street Journal has the largest circulation of any United States newspaper. A popular Halloween riddle is:

Q: Why did the vampire subscribe to The Wall Street Journal?
A: He heard it had great circulation.


“Why did Barnabas subscribe to Vogue? HE HEARD IT HAD GREAT CIRCULATION” was posted to the newsgroup rec.arts.sf.tv on March 28, 1996. “Why did the Vampire subscribe to the Wall Street Journal? He heard it had great circulation… (By Jackie Holle)” was posted to the newsgroup alt.humor.puns along with other Halloween puns on October 30, 1999.


Google Groups: rec.arts.sf.tv
DS FAQ 1.09 Section 5, Part 9 of 9
KricketW
3/28/96
(...)
Why did Barnabas subscribe to Vogue?
HE HEARD IT HAD GREAT CIRCULATION

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Spooky Puns from Stan Kegel
Bob C.
10/30/99
(...)
Why did the Vampire subscribe to the Wall Street Journal?
He heard it had great circulation… (By Jackie Holle)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Vampire Puns
Stan Kegel
8/22/00
(...)-
Why did the Vampire subscribe to the Wall Street Journal?
He heard it had great circulation.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 10-17-03
Stan Kegel
10/18/03
(...)
Why did the Vampire subscribe to the Wall Street Journal?
He heard it had great circulation… (Jackie Holle)

Google Books
Puns Spooken Here:
Word Play for Halloween

By Richard Lederer
Illustrations by Jim McLean
Layton, UT: Wyrick & Company
2006
Pg. 60:
His (Dracula’s—ed.) favorite magazine:
Bleeders Digest. (It has great circulation.)

Twitter
FlipMyText
‏@FlipMyText
:-[ Twick or TWEET: Why did the Vampire read the Wall Street Journal? A: It has great circulation! - Halloween Icons @ http://yourl.cc/?DVcj
8:01 AM - 31 Oct 2008

Google Books
Magic Apples:
Reflections to Mull

By Lee Steels
Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing
2011
Pg. 305:
Why did the Vampire subscribe to the Wall Street Journal?
He heard it had great circulation.

Google Books
Funny Halloween Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
Why did the vampire read the newspaper?
He heard it had great circulation!

Google Books
Holiday Jokes
By Jeo King
Marine Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
Why did the vampire subscribe to the Wall St Journal?
He heard it had great circulation..

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Sunday, October 30, 2016 • Permalink