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Entry from June 14, 2017
“I asked my daughter if she’d seen my newspaper? She said they’re old school” (joke)

Are newspapers obsolete? “iPad can’t replace a newspaper for sure at least in swatting a fly!” was posted on Twitter on September 10, 2010.

A joke was posted on Twitter on June 24, 2012:

“I asked my Girlfriend to get me a newspaper. ‘Don’t be silly, use my iPad’ she said. That fly never knew what hit it.”

The joke has been printed on several images.


Twitter
Andy Smith‏
@Anndra
iPad replaces newspaper. I just used mine to guide a fly out of the open window.
5:28 AM - 5 Jul 2010

Twitter
Sreejith Chelanchery‏
@sreejith81
iPad can’t replace a newspaper for sure at least in swatting a fly!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfFfqMR6uK0&sns=tw
7:30 PM - 10 Sep 2010

Twitter
ⓉⒽⓄ ⓂⒶⓈ ⓃⓄⓋⓄⓉⓃⓎ‏
@ThomasNovotny
As long as you can’t swat a fly with the iPad it will not replace a newspaper.
11:21 AM - 10 Nov 2010

Twitter
Liamo‏
@LiamoCOYS
I asked my Girlfriend to get me a newspaper. “Don’t be silly, use my iPad” she said. That fly never knew what hit it.
4:07 AM - 24 Jun 2012

Twitter
Dave Swanton(Swanny)‏
@SwannyMediaMan
Said to my wife, “Please get me a newspaper.”
“Don’t be silly,” she replied, “you can borrow my iPad.”
That fly never knew what hit it.
10:33 AM - 24 Jun 2012

Google Groups: Cooter Toons and Pics
Modern Technology
Ali P.
8/6/12
Modern Technology
I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.

‘This is the 21st century, old man,’ he said. ‘We don’t waste money on newspapers.  Here, you can borrow my iPad.’

I can tell you, that fly never knew what hit it.....!

7 August 2012, Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain), “Managing the media mess” by Winnie:
DO you have a newspaper?, the old man asked.

The young whelp laughed, “No Grandad, this is a 21st century household. Here, use the iPad.”

That fly never knew what hit him!

Google Books
The Herald Diary:
Beyond Compare

By Ken Smith
Edinburgh, Scotland: Black & White Publishing Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
SAYS DOUGIE McNICOL: “A friend on a visit to his son and daughter-in-law asked if they had a newspaper. “Dad,” scoffed the son. “This is the 21st century. We don’t do newspapers. Use my iPad.”

“Say what you like about new technology,” the friend later told Dougie. “That fly never knew what hit it!

Twitter
A&E LEA!‏
@keano4
I asked my daughter if I could borrow her newspaper she said this is the 21st century and lent me her iPad.that fly never knew what hit him.
5:04 AM - 9 Aug 2012

Facebook
Joke Of The Day
November 2, 2012 ·
I said to my girlfriend, “Please get me a newspaper.”
“Don’t be silly,” she replied, “you can borrow my iPad.”
That fly never knew what fucking hit it …

Twitter
Avani Roopan‏
@AvaniRoopan
Asked a friend for a newspaper. She said I must get with the times and handed me her iPad. That fly never saw it coming!
12:44 PM - 3 Mar 2013

Twitter
Ade Akhtar‏
@adeakhtar
Asked mate if I could borrow his newspaper.He said I was a fool and nobody read newspapers,gave me his ipad.That fly never knew what hit it
5:15 AM - 6 Mar 2013

Twitter
Dieter Deppisch‏
@BrainJuuz
I asked if I could borrow his newspaper. Huh? We don’t have newspapers old man. Here, borrow my iPad.
Well that fly never knew what hit it
10:50 AM - 6 Mar 2013

Twitter
P.S.A-holes™‏
@PSAguys
Asked my wife for the newspaper. She handed me her Ipad and told me I need to “get with the times.” Killed the fuck outta that fly. #PSA
2:24 PM - 7 Mar 2013

Reddit—Jokes
I was visiting my daughter last night and asked if I could borrow the newspaper…
submitted November 29, 2016 by esean_keni
“This is the 21st Century”. She said
“We don’t waste money on newspapers, here use this iPad.”
All I can tell you is this.
That fly never knew what hit him.

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
I asked my daughter if she’d seen my newspaper?
She said they’re old school and handed me her iPad.
That fly didn’t stand a chance.
5:51 AM - 15 Jun 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 • Permalink