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 May 23, 2017
“Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop?”

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21 February 1973, Evening Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Man About Town” by Carl G. Smith, pg. 33, col. 4:
Today’s Horror
Mark Hummel said he took the advice in a recent horror which said he should buy a chess set in a pawn shop. “I did it the other knight,” he says, “and I got rooked.”

24 February 1974, Washington (DC) Post, “Ask Dr. Bicycle,” pg. D10, col. 3:
Dear R.C.: Yes. And you can buy a used chess set in a pawn shop.

13 January 2000, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “City limits” by James Hall, pg. B5:
Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop?

Reddit—Jokes
Can you buy an entire chess set in a pawn shop?
submitted May 24, 2017 by TheRedditLifeChoseMe
a joke by Steven Wright

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 • Permalink


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