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 March 23, 2016
“A limbo dancer walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A limbo dancer version of the joke is:

“A limbo dancer walked into a bar...and got disqualified!”

“A limbo champion walks into a bar, and says, ‘OW! DAMMIT! MY CAREER IS OVER!’” was cited in 2006. “Two limbo dancers walk into a bar...and lose” was cited on Twitter on June 18, 2009. The joke has been printed on ecards.


Wikipedia: Limbo (dance)
Limbo is a traditional popular dance contest that originated on the island of Trinidad. The dance originated as an event that took place at wakes in Trinidad and Tobago, and was popularized by dance pioneer Julia Edward (known as the First Lady of Limbo) and her company which appeared in several films, in particular Fire Down Below (1957), and toured widely in the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa in the 1960s and beyond.
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Rules
A horizontal bar, known as the limbo bar, is placed atop two vertical bars. All contestants must attempt to go under the bar with their backs facing the floor. Whoever knocks the bar off or falls is eliminated from the contest. After everyone has completed their turns, the bar is lowered slightly and the contest continues. The contest ends when only one person can successfully “limbo” under the bar.

LiveJournal
April 6th, 2006
zadriana 09:26 am - From fengi
A limbo champion walks into a bar, and says, “OW! DAMMIT! MY CAREER IS OVER!”

Twitter
lukecrown
‏@lukecrown
A rabbi, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. It was the shortest game of limbo ever. Ha!!!
12:09 PM - 13 Feb 2009

Twitter
Valery Carpentier
‏@vcarpentier
Two limbo dancers walk into a bar…
and lose.
7:26 AM - 18 Jun 2009

Twitter
SUPERMAN
‏@Oture
A limbo player walks into a bar. He is disqualified.
2:24 PM - 3 Jan 2010

Twitter

‏@What_Whit
a limbo contestant walks into a bar.
he is disqualified.
9:21 PM - 3 Jan 2010

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
A limbo dancer walked into a bar. He came in sixth.

reddit
A limbo champion walks into a bar (self.Jokes)
submitted March 19, 2015 by cvillemade
and loses his title.

Facebook
Dad Joke of the Day
July 8, 2015 ·
A limbo dancer walked into a bar.
He came third.

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