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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 17, 2021
“All eggs are poached eggs”

"Poach” can mean “to cook something in simmering liquid” and also “to take game or fish illegally.”

“I always thought poached eggs were eggs that you’d stolen from the chicken, but now I think about it, all eggs are poached eggs.."was posted on Twitter by Honeybear on April 11, 2013. “As eggs are stolen from chickens, doesn’t that mean that all eggs are poached?” was posted on Twitter by Tasha Dhanraj on June 23, 2013. “Technically all eggs are poached” was posted on Twitter by Joshua Blackman on January 26, 2015.

“All eggs are poached if they’re stolen” was posted on Twitter by Steven Savona on February 3, 2015. “All eggs are poached eggs if you take them without the proper licensing” was posted on Twitter by Martin Munson on March 19, 2017. “All eggs are poached eggs if you steal them” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on June 17, 2021.


Wikipedia: Poached egg
A poached egg is an egg that has been cooked, outside the shell, by poaching (or sometimes steaming), as opposed to simmering or boiling. This method of preparation can yield more delicately cooked eggs than cooking at higher temperatures such as with boiling water.

Wiktionary: poach
Verb
poach
(third-person singular simple present poaches, present participle poaching, simple past and past participle poached)
1. (transitive) To cook something in simmering liquid.
2. (intransitive) To be cooked in simmering liquid
(...)
Verb
poach
(third-person singular simple present poaches, present participle poaching, simple past and past participle poached)
1. (transitive, intransitive) To take game or fish illegally.
2. (transitive, intransitive) To take anything illegally or unfairly.

Twitter
Honeybear
@tinkerknock
I always thought poached eggs were eggs that you’d stolen from the chicken, but now I think about it, all eggs are poached eggs..
5:13 AM · Apr 11, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Chris Milner
@chrismilner
All eggs are poached.
7:13 AM · Apr 24, 2013·Twitter for Android

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Tasha Dhanraj
@tashadhanraj
As eggs are stolen from chickens, doesn’t that mean that all eggs are poached?
2:57 PM · Jun 23, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Tom T Richards
@TOMtRICHetc
When you think about it, all eggs are poached aren’t they?
4:48 PM · Jan 14, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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n.miinski
@Miinsky
Replying to @UpturnedBathtub
@UpturnedBathtub @OhLookBirdies Same as all eggs are poached.
From mother hens.
9:01 AM · Jan 1, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Joshua Blackman
@JoshuaJBlackman
Technically all eggs are poached.
1:16 PM · Jan 26, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Steven Savona
@Steven_Savona
All eggs are poached if they’re stolen.
4:45 AM · Feb 3, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Rockstar Toddler
@RockstarToddler
unless chickens are giving consent, all eggs are poached…
#PointsMe
12:00 PM · Feb 20, 2015·Twitter for Android

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CalShoosmith
@calshoosmith
All eggs are poached in the eyes of the chicken
2:06 PM · Dec 11, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Clayton Storey
@claytonstorey
According to chickens, all eggs are poached.
6:45 PM · Jan 19, 2016·Twitter for Android

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goldenbeets
@goldenbeets
Technically, all eggs are poached eggs?
12:24 PM · Apr 26, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Daniel Townes
@danieltownes
All eggs are poached when you realise they were stolen from a chicken.
12:42 AM · Oct 30, 2016·Tweetbot for iΟS

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Martin Munson
@wickedimproper
All eggs are poached eggs if you take them without the proper licensing.
1:00 PM · Mar 19, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/mkuratomi0827 July 30, 2018
To chickens’ all eggs are poached

Twitter
Gus Duffy
@GusDuffyAuthor
When you think about it, ALL eggs are poached eggs.
4:19 PM · Dec 21, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Blaque X
@xblaquex
Replying to @lameessahib
Technically all eggs are poached
6:26 AM · Sep 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/PartTimeCrazy June 17, 2021
All eggs are poached eggs if you steal them.
COMMENTS
nineteenhand
Are eggs stolen from chickens?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, June 17, 2021 • Permalink