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 January 29, 2018
“I just got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock…” (joke)

A cuckoo clock often features a figure that comes out of a house to strike the hour. A cuckoo clock joke was posted on Twitter on December 10, 2010:

“I’ve got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock. It’s not great, but it gets me out of the house......”


Wikipedia: Cuckoo clock
A cuckoo clock is a typically pendulum-regulated clock that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo’s call and has an automated cuckoo bird that moves with each note. Some move their wings and open/close their beaks while leaning forward, whereas in others, only the bird’s body leans forward. The mechanism to produce the cuckoo call has been in use since the middle of the 18th century and has remained almost without variation until the present.

It is unknown who invented it and where the first one was made. It is thought that much of its development and evolution was made in the Black Forest area in southwestern Germany (State of Baden-Württemberg), the region where the cuckoo clock was popularized. The cuckoo clocks were exported to the rest of the world from the mid 1850s on. Today, the cuckoo clock is one of the favourite souvenirs of travelers in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It has become a cultural icon of Germany.

Twitter
Paul Rodger‏
@player112345
I’ve got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s not great, but it gets me out of the house......
1:57 PM - 10 Dec 2010

Twitter
Andy Webb‏
@webbyand
I’ve got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s not great, but it gets me out of the house.
4:18 PM - 13 Mar 2012

Twitter
Simon The Cat‏
@dambuster633
I’ve got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s not great, but it gets me out of the house.
10:42 AM - 14 Oct 2014

Twitter
Adrian English 🤓‏
@adyenglish
I’ve got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s not great, but it gets me out of the house.
2:46 PM - 17 Apr 2015

Twitter
Guy Butters‏
@GuyButters
Just got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s not great, but it gets me out of the house.
3:07 AM - 11 Dec 2017

Twitter
Shit Jokes & Dad Jokes‏
@ShittierJokes
I just got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s a bit dull but it gets me out of the house.
1:35 AM - 26 Jan 2018

Twitter
John‏
@JFD1960
I’ve got a job working in a full size cuckoo clock.
It’s not great but it gets me out of the house
3:33 PM - 26 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, January 29, 2018 • Permalink