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 17, 2017
“What do you call a nightmare about paper?"/"A bad ream.”

A nightmare is a bad dream; a nightmare about paper might be “a bad ream.” “Awful nightmare last night. I dreamt I’d dropped precisely 500 sheets of A4 paper everywhere. Just a really bad ream” was posted on Twitter on April 14, 2010.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on October 18, 2017:

Q: What do you call a nightmare about paper?
A: A bad ream.



Twitter
Chris Goldson‏
@chrisgoldson
Awful nightmare last night. I dreamt I’d dropped precisely 500 sheets of A4 paper everywhere. Just a really bad ream.
5:54 PM - 14 Apr 2010

Twitter
Simon Spooner‏
@Nuncio2
I was worried that I’d have recurring nightmares about all 40 packs of paper being spoiled, but in the end it was just one bad ream #1pun
7:02 AM - 10 Feb 2014

Twitter
Simon Spooner‏
@Nuncio2
I was worried about having a nightmare that all 40 packs of paper were spoiled, but in the end it was just a bad ream
#dailypun #paper
5:29 AM - 18 Feb 2015

Twitter
A flashy jargon‏
@JasonFarghaly
Thought it was going to be a nightmare in the paper factory when the production line broke down! Turns out it was just a bad ream #dailypun
8:33 AM - 18 Feb 2015

Reddit—3amjokes
What do you call a nightmare about paper? self.3amjokes
Submitted October 18, 2017 by nawbreau
A bad ream!

Twitter
3AM‏
@3AM_Jokes
What do you call a nightmare about paper?... A bad ream!
12:14 AM - 18 Oct 2017

Twitter
LOL Tweets™‏
@lolmgco
What do you call a nightmare about paper?
A bad ream!
12:34 AM - 18 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 • Permalink