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 January 26, 2018
“Call me an Uber."/"You’re an Uber!”

“Call me a taxi."/"You’re a taxi!” is an old joke. Uber is a global taxi technology company. American journalist James Lileks wrote in the StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN) on April 19, 2014:

“Call me an Uber. OK, you’re an Uber.”

A joke about the Apple intelligent personal assistant Siri was posted on Twitter on September 15, 2016:

“Siri, can you call me an Uber?”
Siri: Okay, you’re an Uber.


A joke about the Amazon intelligent personal assistant Alexa was posted on Twitter on November 8, 2017:

“Hey Alexa, call me an Uber.”
“Alright, you’re an Uber.”



Wikipedia: Uber (company)
Uber Technologies Inc. is a global taxi technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 633 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.

The name “Uber” is a reference to the common (and somewhat colloquial) word “uber”, meaning “topmost” or “super”, and having its origins in the German word über, meaning “above”.

StarTribune (Minneapolis, MN)
Lileks: Call me an Uber. OK, you’re an Uber
APRIL 19, 2014 — 3:33PM
JAMES LILEKS @LILEKS
Should Uber, the car-hire service that’s popular with consumers but unpopular with competitors, be allowed to enter the local market?

Twitter
Minneapolis News‏
@brknews_msp
Lileks: Call me an Uber. OK, you’re an Uber ..LocalNews Minneapolis http://q.gs/6gAS1
7:09 PM - 19 Apr 2014

Twitter
Michael Blaiklock‏
@LILmookieB
Call me an Uber.
You’re an Uber.
11:11 PM - 22 Aug 2015

Twitter
Eitan, that’s me‏
@AnotherEitan
“Call me an @Uber.”
“OK, you’re an @Uber.”
#updated
10:20 PM - 8 Sep 2015 from California, USA

Twitter
Lee Movic‏
@leemovic
Replying to @TheFoodLab
@TheFoodLab “Hey man, can you call me an Uber?”
“Sure, you’re an Uber.”
9:26 AM - 6 Oct 2015

Twitter
Raja Sen‏
@RajaSen
“Baby, call me an Uber please?”
“Sure. You’re an Uber.”
Every single time. One morning The Wife will throttle me.
11:29 PM - 9 Jun 2016

Twitter
Meera Sapra‏
@meerasapra
“Siri, can you call me an Uber?”
Siri: Okay, you’re an Uber.
TNW
@TheNextWeb
Apple’s Siri can now hail you an Uber http://tnw.me/JXYzP6D
1:40 PM - 15 Sep 2016

Me.Me
GIRL CAN YOU CALL ME AN UBER? GUY YOU’RE AN UBER GIRL THAT’S NOT FUNNY GUY GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE @GUCCI GAMEBOY GIRLS ARE AN UBER BECAUSE THEY CAN GIVE YOU A GOOD RIDE 😎 MEME
FUNNY GUCCI MY HOUSE UBER GAMEBOY CALL ME NOT FUNNY FUNNY GUY RIDING AN UBER GAMEBOYS GIRLS CAN FUCK OUT FUNNY GUYS GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY HOUSE GET THE FUCK OUT THATS NOT FUNNY
FOUND @ 10903 LIKES ON 2017-01-02 07:43:03 BY ME.ME
SOURCE: INSTAGRAM

Twitter
Matthew White‏
@haiironezumi
Replying to @GruenHQ
“Hey Alexa, call me an Uber.”
“Alright, you’re an Uber.”
3:56 AM - 8 Nov 2017

Twitter
Brad Evans‏
@Pipe2DevNull
Me: “Alexa call me an Uber”
Alexa: “OK you’re an Uber”
#oldjokesupdated
11:50 AM - 18 Nov 2017 from Ottawa, Ontario

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Friday, January 26, 2018 • Permalink