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 December 09, 2017
“I can only sleep on stacks of old magazines. I’ve got back issues”

There have been several magazine puns on the term “back issues.” “Did you hear about the woman who kept hurting herself lifting her boxes of old magazines? She had a lot of back issues” was posted on Twitter on July 26, 2009. “Tuesday #pun: I’d like to recycle my old magazines in the garage but the boxes are very heavy and I have a lot of back issues” was posted on Twitter on April 6, 2010.

“My friend can only sleep on stacks of old magazines. He’s got back issues” was posted on Twitter by Darren Walsh Puns‏ on April 6, 2016. “I can only sleep on piles of old magazines.  I have back issues” was posted on Twitter on August 6, 2016.


Twitter
ThatGuy‏
@blessedstray
Did you hear about the woman who kept hurting herself lifting her boxes of old magazines? She had a lot of back issues.
9:15 AM - 26 Jul 2009

Twitter
Glenn Ross‏
@txglennross
Tuesday #pun: I’d like to recycle my old magazines in the garage but the boxes are very heavy and I have a lot of back issues.
2:51 PM - 6 Apr 2010

Twitter
Mike Kohler‏
@mikekohler
I’ve lifted so many boxes of old magazines I’ve now got back issues.
5:30 PM - 6 Aug 2013

Twitter
Ian Barnett‏
@gnib1969
Back Issues - A medical condition caused by carrying old magazines.
4:14 AM - 28 May 2015

Twitter
Gnomey 324‏
@Cyberghetto
Back issues....
are we talking lumbar pain or old magazines?
8:45 AM - 18 Nov 2015

Twitter
Darren Walsh Puns‏
@DarrenWalshPuns
My friend can only sleep on stacks of old magazines.
He’s got back issues.
1:27 PM - 6 Apr 2016

Twitter
Kirsty Craig‏
@KirstyCraigUK
My friend can only sleep on old magazines - he’s got back issues!!
9:37 AM - 30 Jul 2016

Twitter
Keith Humphreys‏
@KeithNHumphreys
I can only sleep on piles of old magazines.  I have back issues.
#dadjoke @_cingraham
2:25 PM - 6 Aug 2016

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
My friend can only sleep on stacks of old magazines.
He’s got back issues.
2:32 PM - 10 Dec 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Saturday, December 09, 2017 • Permalink