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 March 03, 2019
“I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I?"/"McDonald’s ice cream machine.”

The ice cream machine at McDonald’s (a popular fast food restaurant chain) seems to break down often. “The ice cream machine at EVERY McDonald’s is ALWAYS broken” was posted on Twitter by Gabe Hartwig on April 26, 2009. “Every McDonald’s ice cream machine is broken” was posted on Twitter by KHIMJU on January 26, 2010.

“I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I?” is a popular riddle that was posted on Twitter by Hannibal Barca on March 2, 2019. The usual answer is “silence,” but Hannibal Barca then provided the jocular answer, “Mr Biggs ice cream machine.”

The riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on March 3, 2019:

Q: I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I?
A: McDonald’s ice cream machine.



Twitter
Gabe Hartwig
@gabehartwig
Replying to @debrabass
@debrabass The ice cream machine at EVERY McDonald’s is ALWAYS broken. Or “broke.”
7:01 PM - 26 Apr 2009

Twitter
KHIMJU
@KHIMJU
#whycome Every McDonald’s ice cream machine is broken
5:44 PM - 26 Jan 2010

Twitter
Hannibal Barca
@The_Nifemi
I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I?
6:01 AM - 2 Mar 2019

‘Tolani
@Tharyeebah
Mar 2
Replying to @The_Nifemi
Silence ?

Hannibal Barca
@The_Nifemi
Mar 2
Mr Biggs ice cream machine 👀

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Icy9kills March 3, 2019
I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I?
McDonald’s ice cream machine

Twitter
Jokes OK Please
@jokesokplease
I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I?. McDonald’s ice cream machine #joke
7:10 PM - 3 Mar 2019

Twitter
Brata George
@BrataGeorge
I am broken when my name is spoken. What am I? McDonald’s ice cream machine #smile #reddit #jokes
8:11 PM - 3 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Sunday, March 03, 2019 • Permalink