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 09, 2015
“Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?”

"Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on GIFs. “How come we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?” was cited in a 2001 newsgroup.

There are actually 52 contestants in the Miss America pageant—50 from the states, plus one each from Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.


Wikipedia: Miss America
Miss America is a beauty pageant that is held annually and is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 24. Originating in 1921, the contest is now judged on competitors’ talent performances and interviews in addition to their physical appearance.

Google Groups: alt.dss.hack
Filter the word AD
DaBuggser
5/18/01
(...)
“How come we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?”

Google Groups: alt.fan.lea-salonga
Lea, I can’t believe it!!!!!!
Scooby
2/4/02
(...)
How come we choose from just two people for President and 50 for Miss America.

Google News Archive
26 October 2002, Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, ‘The Stroller” by Lou Parris, pg. B1, col. 1:
BOB WEINER of Tryon, N.C., is wondering: How come we choose from just two people to run for governor and from 50 for Miss America?

Google Groups: rec.humor
PONDERISMS
A-1
12/23/05
(...)
How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss America?

Twitter
Bill Tanner
‏@tanner
How come we choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?
9:17 AM - 15 Jan 2008

Twitter
Sowmya Karmali
‏@karmali
How come they choose from just two people for president, and fifty for Miss America?
7:14 PM - 22 Apr 2008

SodaHead
Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America ?
by sweetpepper Posted September 30, 2010

Google Books
Worlds.Funniest.Emails.con
Edited by Hodder Moa
Auckland, New Zealand: Hachette
2011
Pg. ?:
Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for President and 50 for Miss America?

Google Books
The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2013
By Old Farmer’s Almanac
Dublin, NH: The Old Farmer’s Almanac
2012
Pg. 255:
Why do Americans choose from just two people running for president and 50 for Miss America?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, November 09, 2015 • Permalink