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 December 09, 2016
“I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road…”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is an old joke from the 19th century. “I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images.

“I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road w/o having motives questioned” was posted on Twitter on July 1, 2008.


Twitter
Angela L. Allen
‏@wickedwriter
@copyblogger RE: chicken theme from yesterday: “I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road w/o having motives questioned.”
9:46 AM - 1 Jul 2008

Twitter
kaseyh
‏@kaseyh
I dream of a better tomorrow, where the chicken can cross the road without having his motives questioned.
=D
12:52 AM - 7 Oct 2008

Twitter
StormCrow
‏@Torren_T
I dream of the day a chicken can cross the road without having his motives questioned…
8:32 AM - 6 Mar 2009

eBaum’s World
basketcase09
I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
04/02/2009

Google Books
Funny Conversations With God: A
n Uncalled-for Dialogue

By Dunn Neugebauer
Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc.
2012
Pg. 158:
It read, “I want to live in a better world—a world where chickens can cross the road and not have their morals questioned.”

8 May 2013, Leader Post (Regina, Sask.), “Give P3s some time” by Joe Ralko, pg. A10:
A cartoon I’ve seen recently on some social media sites reads: “I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.”

November 2014, O: the Oprah magazine, “We Hear You!,” pg. 18:
“I pray for a world where chickens can cross the road without feeling interrogated about their intentions. What aspirations do you have?”
Fleur Cheri Wainohu

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Friday, December 09, 2016 • Permalink