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.

Recent entries:
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (11/19)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (11/19)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (11/19)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (11/19)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (11/19)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from September 07, 2017
“If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears, my illegal logging business is a success”

"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a classic question. “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, then my illegal logging business is a success” is a jocular version.

American television comedian Stephen Colbert said on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on May 11, 2009:

“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, my illegal logging business succeeds.”


Wikipedia: If a tree falls in a forest
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and perception.

Wikiquote: The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report (October 17, 2005 - December 18, 2014) is an American comedy television program starring political humorist Stephen Colbert, formerly of The Daily Show. The show satirizes personality-driven political pundit programs, particularly Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor. It was created by Colbert, and Jon Stewart and Ben Karlin of The Daily Show.
(...)
Season 5 (2009)
Stephen: (05-11-2009) If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, my illegal logging business succeeds. This Is the Colbert Report!

Twitter
Quintin LaFoe‏
@QUINTtastic
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it…
My illegal logging business succeeds.
10:32 PM - 11 May 2009

Twitter
Scott Stewart‏
@ScottStewart84
“if a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, then my illegal logging company succeeds!”
10:32 PM - 11 May 2009

Twitter
StanfordSteph‏
@StanfordSteph
“If a tree falls in the forest, and no one’s there to hear it, my illegal logging business succeeds.” Stephen Colbert #thecolbertreport
10:33 PM - 11 May 2009

Twitter
FedGod‏
@B_Fed
If a tree falls in the forest and noone hears it, then my illegal logging company is paying off!
1:30 AM - 12 May 2009

Twitter
Rahul Pathak‏
@rahulpathak
lol: “if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it...then my illegal logging business is succeeding.” - stephen colbert.
1:38 AM - 12 May 2009

Twitter
Cocoanetics ‏
@Cocoanetics
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it ... my illegal logging business succeeds. *gg* <- watching latest Colbert Report.
5:58 PM - 12 May 2009

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it…
Then my illegal logging business is a success!
4:20 AM - 15 Aug 2016

Reddit—Jokes
If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it…
submitted August 14, 2017 by ChrisTaliaferro
...then my illegal logging business is a success.

Irish Examiner
14 of the best jokes on the internet that aren’t disastrously offensive
Friday, September 01, 2017 - 04:14 pm
(...)
11. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it…
…then my illegal logging business is a success – ChrisTaliaferro

Reddit—Oneliners
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears, my illegal logging business is a success. (self.oneliners)
submitted September 7, 2017 by ItsNotLongNow

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, September 07, 2017 • Permalink