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Entry from February 06, 2018
“Celery farmers play the stalk market”

The stock market is sometimes punned as the “stalk” market. The “stalk market” puns have included bean, celery and corn jokes.

“Q: How did the corn plant lose all her money? A: By playing the stalk market” was printed in a 1990 book. “Where do corn farmers invest their money? In the stalk market!!” was posted on Twitter on February 2, 2018.

“The rich celery farmer earned a fortune on the stalk market” was printed in a 1992 book. “Celery farmers play the stalk market” was posted on the newsgroup rec.arts.startrek.current on March 28, 1992.

“When Jack traded the cow for those beans he was investing in the stalk market”—a joke on the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk”—was posted on Twitter on November 13, 2014. “Where do beans invest their money? The stalk market” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on February 5, 2018.


Google Books
Out on a Limb:
Riddles about Trees and Plants

By Scott K. Peterson
Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications Co.
1990
Pg. ?:
Q: How did the corn plant lose all her money?
A: By playing the stalk market.

Google Books
Funny You Should Ask:
How to Make Up Jokes and Riddles with Wordplay

By Marvin Terban
New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company
1992
Pg. 25:
The rich celery farmer earned a fortune on the stalk market.

Google Groups: rec.arts.startrek.current
two simple questions
bernie wong
3/28/92
(...)
Celery farmers play the stalk market.

Google Groups: bit.listserv.travel-l
puns for the weekend
Sonnie Willis
9/14/96
Past Puns of the day
(...)
26. On the commodities exchange when the price of corn goes up, some farmers are all ears. Others are only interested in the stalk market.

Google Books
Modems for Dummies
By Tina Rathbone
Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide
1996
Pg. ?:
Celery farmers play the stalk market.

Google Groups: misc.invest.stocks
Canada’s stalk market, a nest egg for all Seasons
orville
7/6/02
Building that nest egg all comes down to selecting the right stalks at the right time.
(...)
orville
7/6/02
On Sat, 6 Jul 2002 15:01:43 -0700, “Peter L” wrote:
>Celery stalks?

LOL

Its only a modest celery but, take heart, the position does come with stalk options.  :o)

Google Books
Ridiculous Riddles
By Chris Tait
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2003
Pg. 85:
Where do vegetables go to shop?
The stalk market!

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 12-14-04
Stan Kegel
12/14/04
(...)
Celery farmers play the stalk market. (Sandy Sibert)

Google Books
The Sky’s the Limit:
Naturally Funny Jokes

By Scott K. Peterson, Connie Roop, Ann Walton, Peter Roop and Rick Walton
Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhode Books, Inc.
2005
Pg. 11:
Q: How did the corn plant lose all her money?
A: By playing the stalk market.

Twitter
Random Password‏
@randompassword
Ui9noo|m #password - Celery farmers play the stalk market.
9:50 AM - 2 Sep 2009

Twitter
bye‏
@etreIibre
I give up on banks and instead will use beans as currency because we have a lot in the cupboard and the stalk market is ludicrous
10:40 AM - 3 Jul 2012

Twitter
C.H.I.P.‏
@Chip_Murphy_
What the fuck Jack? You traded our cow for magic beans?
Hey, the guy said this was the perfect time to get into the stalk market!
5:12 PM - 26 Aug 2012

Twitter
bram stoker was totally a snowboarder‏
@ThingsDanger
Where do farmers go to trade celery and asparagus?  The stalk market.
1:42 PM - 22 Aug 2013

Twitter
ess bee fritz‏
@RandomAntics
When Jack traded the cow for those beans he was investing in the stalk market.
12:11 PM - 13 Nov 2014

Twitter
Future Ex Mrs Malcom‏
@micheleoddish
Jack bought magic beans and invested in the stalk market
11:25 PM - 19 May 2015

Twitter
Home of DomotiGa‏
@DomotiGa
Celery farmers play the stalk market.
1:30 AM - 19 Oct 2016

Twitter
Dan Finkelstein‏
@danfink4
Replying to @SonnyStJames2 @gearwartrump and 4 others
Lol Good one Sonny!
Do you sell beans in the stalk market? smile
4:08 PM - 30 May 2017

Twitter
Jan‏
@BlazerLady
Where do corn farmers invest their money?
In the stalk market!!
🚜🙄
4:40 AM - 2 Feb 2018

Reddit—3amjokes
Where do beans invest their money? self.3amjokes
Submitted February 5, 2018 by apinkpingpongball
The stalk market.

Twitter
3AM‏
@3AM_Jokes
Where do beans invest their money?... The stalk market.
9:13 AM - 5 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 • Permalink