A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 02, 2017
“I met my wife on the net. We were bad trapeze artists”

The internet is often called simply “the net.” A joke by Milton Jones was posted on Twitter on August 14, 2012:

“My parents met on the net. They were both rubbish trapeze artists.”

There have been several slight variations to the joke, such as replacing “parents” with “wife” or “husband,” and replacing “rubbish” with “terrible” or “bad.” “I met my wife on the net, we were both really bad trapeze artists...” was posted on Twitter on June 12, 2014.


Twitter
Andy‏
@wandywatson
The marvellous @themiltonjones “my parents met on the net. They were both rubbish trapeze artists”. Genius.
4:12 PM - 14 Aug 2012

Twitter
Simon Battersby‏
@AUL1969
Just seen the excellent @themiltonjones “met my wife on the net. We were both rubbish trapeze artists”
4:39 PM - 27 Oct 2012 from Westminster, England

Twitter
chodie‏
@JodesSawb
I met my wife on the net, we were both really bad trapeze artists…
4:17 PM - 12 Jun 2014

Twitter
Brocksbushes‏
@brocksbushes
I met my new girlfriend on the NET.!!  We are really bad trapeze artists.. Lol.😁..
3:14 AM - 25 Aug 2014

Twitter
Crap Jokes‏
@TheCrapJoker
I met my wife on the net..
We were both terrible trapeze artists.
6:05 AM - 2 May 2015

Twitter
John‏
@JFD1960
I met my wife on the net. We were really bad trapeze artists
5:20 PM - 22 Mar 2017

Twitter
Bad Dad Jokes‏
@baddadjokes
I met my wife on the net; we were both bad trapeze artists.
#dadjokes #jokeoftheday
5:22 PM - 24 May 2017

Facebook
The Gorms
June 16, 2017 ·
I met my wife on the net; we were both bad trapeze artists.

Facebook
Dad Joke of the Day
September 1, 2017 ·
I met my wife on the net. We were both bad trapeze artists.

Reddit—Oneliners
I met my wife on the net. We were bad trapeze artists.
submitted December 4, 2017 by ErektRL

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Saturday, December 02, 2017 • Permalink