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 July 14, 2021
“Elbow macaroni implies the existence of knee macaroni”

There is “elbow macaroni,” but no “knee macaroni” or “knuckle macaroni.” “I like elbow macaroni, but I prefer knee macaroni.  Or, if I’m not very hungry, knuckle” was posted on Twitter by David Park on April 22, 2009.

“Why is it there is no knee macaroni?” was posted on Twitter by Tim Powell on December 5, 2009. “Elbow macaroni implies the existence of knee macaroni...” was posted on Twitter by Coal Slag on May 14, 2019. “Does elbow macaroni imply the existence of knee macaroni?” was posted on Twitter by Silver on December 4, 2019. “Elbow macaroni implies the existence of knee macaroni” was posted on Twitter by Jerry Gysin on August 30, 2020.

“There’s elbow macaroni but no knuckle macaroni, what gives” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on July 14, 2021.


Wikipedia: Macaroni
Macaroni (/ˌmækəˈroʊni/, Italian: maccheroni) is dry pasta shaped like narrow tubes. Made with durum wheat, macaroni is commonly cut in short lengths; curved macaroni may be referred to as elbow macaroni.

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David Park
@trafficmonkey
I like elbow macaroni, but I prefer knee macaroni.  Or, if I’m not very hungry, knuckle.
9:44 AM · Apr 22, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Jason
@JJ_Newberry
@johncmayer ever thought about knee macaroni? Macaroknee...?
3:59 PM · Nov 25, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Tim Powell
@Whitedre
Why is it there is no knee macaroni?
8:40 AM · Dec 5, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Jimmy Vinicky
@moderndaygrswld
I prefer elbow macaroni too knee macaroni any day! Especially cuz I don’t know what knee macaroni is.
9:09 PM · Mar 25, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Brian McWilliams
@BrianMcWilliams
The guy who invented “knee macaroni” must be furious he got beaten to the punch by the elbow guy. A lost fortune.
3:41 PM · Feb 27, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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Karen Lee
@klee8992
If there is Elbow Macaroni, I wonder why they never made Knee Macaroni…
10:05 PM · Mar 31, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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c. mickey d
@mckayla_u
There’s elbow macaroni but what about knee macaroni?
3:03 PM · Nov 5, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Urainah Glidewell
@urainah
Elbow macaroni got its name because it sounded better than knee macaroni.  #SomethingYouMayNotKnow
7:54 PM · Feb 16, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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kevin o’shea
@OSheaComputer
elbow macaroni was great start but we could do so much more
knee macaroni
ankle macaroni
wrist macaroni
a pasta for every joint
4:24 PM · Jun 2, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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Coal Slag
@coalslag
Elbow macaroni implies the existence of knee macaroni…
12:58 AM · May 14, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Silver
@Splatver
Does elbow macaroni imply the existence of knee macaroni?
9:14 AM · Dec 4, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Jerry Gysin🎙
@JerryGysin
Elbow macaroni implies the existence of knee macaroni. #DontTakeMeShopping
6:18 PM · Aug 30, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Mike Ackerman
@TheMackerman
Enough with the elbow macaroni. Where’s the knee macaroni? The thumb macaroni? The cankle macaroni?
12:21 AM · May 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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c29
@c29cooper
The existence of elbow macaroni implies there’s knee macaroni somewhere out there
11:03 PM · Jun 18, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Gary_October July 14, 2021
There’s elbow macaroni but no knuckle macaroni, what gives.
COMMENTS
Those_damn_squirrels
I’ve heard knuckles are more commonly used in sandwiches.
H20rider
And no “knee” macaroni
JK-Debatte
macaro-knee

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 14, 2021 • Permalink