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 March 07, 2016
“I ate too much Middle Eastern food and now I falafel”

"Falafel” sounds like “feel awful,” prompting the pun:

“I ate too much Middle Eastern food and now I falafel.”

“Clever pun. Now I falafel” was cited in a newsgroup in 2000. “I ate some bad hummus and now I falafel” was cited in a 2003 book. “I ate too much Middle Eastern food and now I falafel” was cited on Twitter on July 25, 2009.


Wikipedia: Falafel
Falafel (/fəˈlɑːfəl/; Arabic: فلافل‎, [fæˈlæːfɪl]) is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both. Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food, commonly served in a pita, which acts as a pocket, or wrapped in a flatbread known as lafa; “falafel” also frequently refers to a wrapped sandwich that is prepared in this way. The falafel balls are topped with salads, pickled vegetables, hot sauce, and drizzled with tahini-based sauces. Falafel balls may also be eaten alone as a snack or served as part of a meze tray (assortment of appetizers).

Google Groups: alt.pets.ferrets
I knew New Mexico was
RRC
5/16/00
(...)
> I thought that was a typo, and that the offer was intended to be for *geek*
> food.

Clever pun. Now I falafel.

Google Groups: misc.writing.screenplays
pretzels: a security threat?
Rob Cottingham
1/14/02
BrickRage wrote on 13/1/2002 11:47 PM:
> Good thing he wasn’t eating a falafel.

Three random observations:

- “I ate a pretzel. Now I falafel.”

Google Books
P:
A Novel

By Andrew Lewis Conn
New York, NY: Soft Skull Press
2003
Pg. 113:
Croutons and saltines. Slices of tomato, cucumber, and red and yellow pepper. Hummus and chick peas. I ate some bad hummus and now I falafel. Ha ha ha.

Twitter
ChrisRSprague
‏@ChrisRSprague
@cbossie I ate some of Craig’s chips and dips, and now I falafel.
10:03 PM - 29 Apr 2008

Twitter
Barry Brakeville
‏@BarryBrakeville
I just ate some hummus and now I falafel!
4:36 PM - 17 Apr 2009

Twitter
Aimee D
‏@Aimee_B_Loved
I ate too much Middle Eastern food and now I falafel.
5:28 PM - 25 Jul 2009

Twitter
Jenn
‏@jennbarron
I just babaganoosh-ed myself and now I falafel.
9:18 PM - 16 Mar 2010

Twitter
Justin Brannan
‏@JustinBrannan
I ate too much falafel and now I falafel.
6:17 PM - 27 Mar 2010

The Telegraph (UK)
Christmas cracker jokes on us
Christmas cracker jokes are so formulaic that computers are now being used to churn out the groansome one-liners. But Christmas wouldn’t be the same without an awful gag shared with your loved ones, says Dominic Cavendish

Dominic Cavendish 12:54AM GMT 27 Nov 2011
(...)
Alexander Armstrong
I just laughed at a vegetarian. Now I falafel.
http://www.armstrongandmiller.co.uk

BuzzFeed
21 Puns So Dumb They’re Actually Funny
I know these are cheesy, but they make me feel grate.

posted on Jun. 9, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
Jessica Misener
(...)
4. I ate too much Middle Eastern food.
NOW I FALAFEL.

reddit
I ate some bad Greek food (self.Jokes)
submitted December 3, 2015 by vajohnaldischarge
now I falafel.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, March 07, 2016 • Permalink