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Entry from August 13, 2016
“You kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart”

A vampire is killed by a stake to the heart. There’s a vegetarian version in the riddle:

Q: How do you kill a vegetarian vampire?
A: Drive a steak through his heart.


The joke was cited in the Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer in 1969. “Kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart” was posted on Twitter on August 22, 2013.

The “vegetarian vampire” joke has been printed on several images.


28 May 1969, Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, “Wednesday Whatnots” by Ollie M. James, pg. 7, col. 2:
AND HERE is Arch McKnap with a report on a vegetarian vampire. They finally killed it by driving a steak through its heart.

Google Groups: alt.flame
[SSM] Halloween joke
Avoid normal situations.
10/9/93
Q: How do you kill a vegetarian vampire?
A: Drive a steak through his heart.

Google Books
In Short:
How to Teach the Young Adult Short Story

By Suzanne I Barchers
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
2005
Pg. 148:
Q: How do you kill a vegetarian vampire?
A: Put a steak through his heart.

Twitter
Steve Jackson Games
‏@SJGames
#hook The metaphorical vegetarian vampire dies if he eats red meat. Steak to the heart! -sjm
4:19 PM - 26 Jan 2012

Twitter
Ryan Fefer
‏@Ryan_Fef
How do you kill a vegetarian vampire? A steak to the heart #OffTheTopOfMyDome
11:38 PM - 2 May 2013

Twitter
Christopher Hudspeth
‏@CEHudspeth
Kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart.
5:38 PM - 22 Aug 2013

Twitter
Allie
‏@itsloost
You kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart.
6:00 PM - 12 Sep 2013

Twitter
Arcas Advertising
‏@Arcas_Ad
~>How do you take down a vegetarian vampire? With a steak to the heart.
2:40 PM - 30 Sep 2013

Twitter
kaila mckiernan
‏@kaila121212
How do you kill a vegetarian vampire?
With a steak to the heart.
5:05 PM - 6 Oct 2013

Facebook
Goofs.TV
December 11, 2013 ·
You kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart.

Google Books
More Dorky Lame Jokes
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative,
2015
Pg. ?:
You kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart.

reddit
You kill vegetarian vampires with a steak to the heart.
submitted September 12, 2015 by rumblefish65

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, August 13, 2016 • Permalink