A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 03, 2016
“What’s the difference between a bonus and a penis?” (joke)

A popular off-color joke about an employee bonus is:

Q: What’s the difference between a bonus and a penis?
A: Your wife will blow your bonus!


The joke was posted to the newsgroup eunet.jokes on April 23, 1990 and has been printed on many images.


Google Groups: eunet.jokes
bonus
Terry MacSweeney
4/23/90
I thought a joke was appropriate in eunet.jokes as it has turned into a crappy newsgroup.

Anyway here’s the joke: (a smidge sexist)
Q. What’s the difference between a bonus and a penis ?
A. Your wife will blow your bonus!

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Joke
Louis Coetzee
6/21/93
Q: What is the difference between a bonus and a penis ?
A: Your wife will ALWAYS blow the bonus.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
don’t read this if you’re a wog/poof
anthony hegedus
6/23/93
(...)
Q: What’s the difference between your bonus and your penis?
A: You can trust your wife to blow your bonus.

Google Books
Generation Sex:
America’s Hottest Sex Therapist Answers the Hottest Questions about Sex

By Judith Kuriansky
New York, NY: HarperCollins
1995
Pg. 292:
Q: What’s the difference between your bonus and a penis?
A: You can always count on your wife blowing your bonus.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
A bonus and a penis…
Simon Young
1/16/95
In article <665260...@active3.demon.co.uk>, (Outlaw) writes:
|> Whats the difference between a bonus and a penis???
|>
|> Your wife’ll blow your bonus.

Google Books
Crazy Love
By Tom Lennon
Dublin: O’Brien
1999
Pg. 129:
What’s the difference between a penis and a bonus? The wife will always blow the bonus.

Google Books
Jokes for Blokes:
The Ultimate Book of Jokes not Suitable for Mixed Company

By Llewellyn Dowd and Phil McCracken
London: Ebury Press
2011
Pg. 493:
What’s the difference between a penis and a bonus? Your wife will blow your bonus.

Reddit
What’s the difference between a penis and a bonus?
submitted April 27, 2013 by Pressedforwords
The wife always blows the bonus.

Reddit
What’s the difference between a bonus and a penis?
submitted August 3, 2016 by hawkensvonshriek
A wife will blow a bonus.

Posted by Barry Popik
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