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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 25, 2020
“Got a cold and it’s making me purchase new vehicles each day. Must be the ‘car owner’ virus”

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is sometimes jocularly understood as the “car owner virus.” “Car Owner Virus” was posted on Twitter by Loudmouthman on January 22, 2020.

“So what’s the deal with this car owner virus? is it like an addiction to buying vehicles?” was posted on Twitter by weevil iggy on January 29, 2020. “Got a cold and it’s making me purchase new vehicles each day… must be the ‘car owner’ virus #cracknelloneliners” was posted on Twitter by Phil Cracknell on February 5, 2020. “In the last few days I’ve bought a BMW, a Ford , a Vauxhall, and a VW. Apparently I’ve got the car owner virus” was posted on Twitter by Terry on February 6, 2020.

“Good thing I can’t drive so I don’t get the Car Owner Virus” was posted on Twitter by Charlie Epic on March 16, 2020. “So happy I don’t drive with this car owner virus going around” was posted on Twitter by Benn on March 20, 2020. “I’m so happy I don’t drive. Especially with all this car owner virus going around” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 25, 2020.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Loudmouthman
@loudmouthman
Replying to @ibikehorsham
its
CORona Virus
not
Car Owner Virus ...
init !
3:48 PM · Jan 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Washing my hands to two repetitions of Dopesmoker
@ContemplativeP
Thought they meant “Car Owner Virus.” Lol, not one of them either…
11:05 AM · Jan 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

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weevil iggy
@Weevil_Vlogger
so what’s the deal with this car owner virus? is it like an addiction to buying vehicles?
3:36 AM · Jan 29, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Phil Cracknell
@pcracknell
Got a cold and it’s making me purchase new vehicles each day… must be the “car owner” virus #cracknelloneliners
2:52 AM · Feb 5, 2020 from South East, England·Twitter for iPhone

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Terry
@playitcooltrig
In the last few days I’ve bought a BMW, a Ford , a Vauxhall, and a VW.
Apparently I’ve got the car owner virus
1:07 PM · Feb 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Bob Kostic
@causticbob
My next door neighbour has just bought an Audi, a Toyota and 2 BMW’s. I think he’s got car owner virus.
5:29 PM · Feb 10, 2020·Twitter Web App

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QT@Anon
@QTAnon1
A lot of people in my neighbourhood have been collecting Porsches, BMW’s and Ferraris.
Must be the car owner virus
6:10 PM · Feb 10, 2020·Twitter Web App

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honest jimmy off twitt3r
@justanotherwool
Bit worried about my mate, I think he’s addicted to buying cars, he’s got 16 now !!!
Might be that car owner virus he has
9:53 AM · Feb 24, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Salar A. Honeybee
@salaransarii
have been there any updates on the car owner virus ?
10:49 PM · Feb 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
‎Paul Woollacott‎ to One Liners And Snappy Gags
March 1, 2020 at 7:44 AM ·
I’m worried about my health. I have changed my car 5 times in one year.
I think I have Car Owner Virus

Twitter
The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
I’ve just been to a dealership and purchased three Ford Fiestas, a couple of Vauxhall Corsas and a Volkswagen Golf all in one go.
I think I may have car owner virus…
6:06 AM · Mar 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Sydney Exotic Car Scene
March 4, 2020 at 4:01 PM ·
Car-Owner-virus…

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Peter Brackenridge‎ to One Liners And Snappy Gags
March 7, 2020 at 12:02 AM ·
I’m a bit worried about my mate, he’s bought six cars this week alone.
I think he’s suffering from car owner virus. 😄 ¥

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Gabriel Hughes
@Pastor_Gabe
I paid off my car today. Now I have car owner virus.
#DadJokes
4:41 PM · Mar 9, 2020·Twitter Web Client

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Charlie Epic
@CharIieEpic
Good thing I can’t drive so I don’t get the Car Owner Virus
7:43 PM · Mar 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Benn
@BennLouis5
So happy I don’t drive with this car owner virus going around
5:22 AM · Mar 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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alfie Watermelon
@xDuttinho
So happy I don’t drive with all this car owner virus going around
9:01 AM · Mar 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Mark Yoder
@ActualMarkYoder
*cough cough* Hey Scott elder here for Dream Cars Austin and I’ve been INFECTED by the CAR OWNER VIRUS *cough* I am SICK of people not being able to own a nicer newer car.
7:26 PM · Mar 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/TheHyperthetical March 25, 2020
I’m so happy I don’t drive
Especially with all this car owner virus going around

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 • Permalink