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 October 26, 2016
“No body won the skeleton race”

A skeleton beauty contest? “Who won the skeleton beauty contest? No body” was posted to the newsgroup alt.folklore.ghost-stories on October 31, 1997. “I heard no body won the skeleton contest today?” was posted on Twitter on October 30, 2009.

The Halloween pun was changed from “beauty contest” to “race.” “No body won the skeleton race” was posted on Twitter on October 31, 2013. “News Flash: More than 100 skeletons competed in Halloween marathon… no body won. #HalloweenPuns” was posted on Twitter on October 28, 2015.


Google Groups: alt.folklore.ghost-stories
[Fwd: HALLOWEEN FUNNIES] (fwd)
Anonymous
10/31/97
(...)
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body

Google Groups: alt.support.mult-sclerosis
Halloween Shorties
Bill McCartney
11/1/98
(...)
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body.

Google Groups: alt.humor
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
Craig Bennett
10/26/00
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Halloween Puns of the Weak 10/12/01
Stan Kegel
10/12/01
(...)
Who won the skeleton beauty contest? No body.  (Clynch Varnadore)

Google Books
Extreme Monsters Joke Book
By Nikki Bataille Lange
Illustrated by Tim Stuby
Columbus, OH: Brighter Minds Children’s Publishing
2005
Pg. 92:
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body!

Google Books
Fun and Games with Ann Estelle
By Mary Engelbreit
Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
2007
Pg. ?:
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body.

Twitter
Roundhouse Red Hawks
‏@hhsredhawks
I heard no body won the skeleton contest today?  smile
8:42 AM - 30 Oct 2009

Twitter
barbara g wilson
‏@gwynethwink
Darling Halloween, with many green faces and scary ice scream. No body won the skeleton beauty contest though!
5:37 AM - 31 Oct 2010

The CC (Cotton Center) Times (October 2011)
Pg. 6:
HALLOWEEN JOKES
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body won!

Dragonale Community
Bone: Short story contest!
Pam
Oct 25, 2012 at 5:01pm
(...)
“Did you hear about the breakfast murderer? They’re looking for a cereal killer!” We winced in unison. “The results of the skeleton beauty contest are in, no body won.” He looked at us hopefully but got no reaction. “OK, I’ll just read my horrorscope then.”

Twitter
Michelle Clement
‏@mlc0038mlc
No body won the skeleton race .#HappyHalloween
5:27 PM - 31 Oct 2013

Twitter
Punmaster P
‏@PunmasterP
The twerking ghosts entered a booty contest but no body won.
11:08 AM - 1 Nov 2013

Twitter
Lara 👑
‏@Larithaa
No body won the skeleton race. #Halloween #pun
8:20 PM - 24 Oct 2014

Google Books
Scooby-Doo’s Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes!
By Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Scott Jeralds
North Mankato, MN: Capstone Young Readers
2015
Pg. 143:
Who won the skeleton beauty contest?
No body!

Twitter
CircusMagic
‏@CircusMagic
News Flash: More than 100 skeletons competed in Halloween marathon… no body won. #HalloweenPuns
11:35 AM - 28 Oct 2015

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