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 June 09, 2019
“I keep hitting the space bar, but I’m still on Earth”

"I keep hitting/pressing the space bar, but I’m still on earth” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. “i got a text last night that said ‘madison. there is a space bar on my phone. i pressed it so many times and i am still on earth?’” was posted on Twitter by Madison on August 30, 2009.

“I keep hitting the space bar but I’m still on earth :(” was posted on Twitter by @Blurugu on September 15, 2011. “I keep pressing the space bar but i’m still on earth” was posted on Twitter by kar on January 24, 2015. The joke possibly originated from an image.


Wikipedia: Space bar
The space bar, spacebar, blank, or space key is a key on a typewriter or alphanumeric keyboard in the form of a horizontal bar in the lowermost row, significantly wider than other keys. Its main purpose is to conveniently enter a space, e.g., between words during typing.

A typical space bar key is very large, enough so that a thumb from either hand can use it, and is almost always found on the bottom row of standard keyboard layouts.

Twitter
Madison
@_madisonike
i got a text last night that said “madison. there is a space bar on my phone. i pressed it so many times and i am still on earth?” <3
2:11 PM - 30 Aug 2009

Twitter
@Blurugu
I keep hitting the space bar but I’m still on earth :(
8:11 PM - 15 Sep 2011

Twitter
Sevie Rae
@sevisterrae
@iamjonathancook i hear its called a space bar but every type i press it I’m still on earth. #disappointed
7:40 PM - 26 Nov 2011

Twitter
PABLO
@a3hree
RT @iScreamFunny: @iTweetFunny_ i think my keyboard is spoiled, ‘cause i hit space bar and i’m still on earth
3:57 AM - 28 Nov 2011

Twitter
Max Hancock E3 at
@kouotsu
pressed the space bar but i’m still on earth
5:57 PM - 20 Sep 2013

Twitter
Akosua Adasi
@indigosunday
“I keep hitting the space bar, but I’m still on earth.” - some thoughts from my twitter (via saskiakeultjes) http://tmblr.co/ZTk-KwxfVTI_
4:18 PM - 14 Oct 2013

Twitter
kar
@karina8910
I keep pressing the space bar but i’m still on earth
11:10 PM - 24 Jan 2015

Facebook
PushSave
September 24, 2018 ·
I keep hitting the space bar but I’m still on earth! #MondayMotivation #Humor — feeling amused.

Google Books
Title I Keep Hitting the Space Bar But I’m Still on Earth: Funny Astronomy Pun Journal for Cosmology, Science, Physics, Moon Landing, Rocket & Space Exploration Fans - 6x9 - 100 Blank Lined Pages
Author Yeoys Space &. Astronomy
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1090770286, 9781090770288
Length 102 pages
Subjects Science › Astronomy

Twitter
🖤
@mirrorCracking_
I keep pressing the space bar, but I’m still on Earth. ;’D
6:11 PM - 16 May 2019 from Al Seeb, Oman

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/abesterre June 8, 2019
I keep pressing the space bar on my computer
But for some reason I am still on Earth.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Sunday, June 09, 2019 • Permalink