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Entry from October 15, 2021
“I once knew a bailiff who moonlighted as a bartender. He served subpoena coladas”

Piña colada (a cocktail) has nothing to do with subpoenas, but there are lawyer jokes.

“Am I a lawyer? Lemme see ... I failed my bar exam (added too much rum to the subpoena colada), so the answer is no” was posted on the newsgroup corelsupport.photo-paint9 on July 4, 2000. “I thought a lawyer’s favorite drink was a . . . subpoena colada!” was posted on Twitter by Michael Boo-rown on December 26, 2012. “What’s a lawyer’s favourite cocktail? Subpoena Colada!” was posted on Twitter by Foxio Gilfinish on July 24, 2015. “What’s a lawyer’s favorite drink? A subpoena colada!” was posted on Twitter by Taryn on May 14, 2016. “What is the lawyer’s favorite drink? Subpoena colada” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 16, 2021.

“I once knew a bailiff who moonlighted as a bartender. He served subpoena coladas. (Jason Dias)” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on May 10, 2004. “Did you hear about the bailiff who moonlighted as a bartender? He served subpoena coladas” was printed in The Mammoth Book of One-Liners (2012) by Geoff Tibballs.

“If you like subpoena coladas, and getting caught in Ukraine” is a pun on “If you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain” from “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).” The line became popular because of 2018-2019’s political events and was printed on several images.


Wikipedia: Piña colada
The piña colada (/ˌpiːnjə koʊˈlɑːdə, -nə-, -kə-/; Spanish: piña [ˈpiɲa], “pineapple”, and colada [koˈlaða], “strained") is a cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice.

Wikipedia: Subpoena
A subpoena (/səˈpiː.nə/; also subpœna, supenna or subpena) or witness summons is a writ issued by a government agency, most often a court, to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure.

Google Groups: corelsupport.photo-paint9
K.N.Pepper
Jul 4, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
Michael queried:
> Are you a lawyer?

Am I a lawyer? Lemme see ... I failed my bar exam (added too much rum to the subpoena colada), so the answer is no.

Google Books
Subpoena Colada
Mark Dawson
Pan Macmillan, 2003 - Lawyers - 446 pages
Daniel Tate seems to have it all: a brilliant career as a showbiz lawyer, tons of money and a beautiful actress girlfriend. Then things start to go wrong. As Daniel finds himself descending deeper into paranoia and obsession, just how far will he go to return things to the way they were.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 05-10-04
Stan Kegel
May 10, 2004, 2:33:09 PM
(...)
I once knew a bailiff who moonlighted as a bartender. He served subpoena coladas. (Jason Dias)

Twitter
Alan B.
@HybridVigour
Lawyer walks into a bar and orders a subpoena colada. #litigious_cocktails
7:42 PM · Oct 28, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tony, Master Thopterist
@fac3l3ss_
RT @adam_dominguez A bartending lawyer serves a great subpoena colada.
11:09 AM · Nov 10, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
VBLOKE-19
@vbloke
I think my local bartender is a lawyer on the side. He just served me a subpoena colada
12:55 AM · Feb 11, 2011·TweetDeck

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?
Did you hear about the bailiff who moonlighted as a bartender? He served subpoena coladas.

Twitter
Mad As A March Hare
@twowitwowoo
I once knew a bailiff who moonlighted as a mixologist. He served a mean subpoena colada.
2:50 AM · Apr 5, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Michael Boo-rown
@ImMichaelBrown
Replying to @aparnapkin
@aparnapkin I thought a lawyer’s favorite drink was a . . . subpoena colada!
8:50 PM · Dec 26, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Foxio Gilfinish
@TweetyPie17
What’s a lawyer’s favourite cocktail? Subpoena Colada! Arf!
4:52 PM · Jul 24, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Taryn
@WriteorDoRight
What’s a lawyer’s favorite drink?
A subpoena colada!
#lawyerjoke #puns #lolz
Quote Tweet
Merriam-Webster
@MerriamWebster
· May 14, 2016
Good morning! The #WordOfTheDay is subpoena: http://s.m-w.com/1MSGcdv
7:51 PM · May 14, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Quesadilla Activist
@mattytalks
Q: What’s a lawyers favorite drink?
A: A subpoena colada
P.S. please stop me or I will tweet again
4:11 PM · Jan 26, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Technically it’s Dracula’s Frankenstein
@MrMattThomas
What’s a lawyer’s favorite drink?
A Subpoena Colada
7:22 PM · Aug 8, 2018·TweetDeck

Twitter
Jean Little
@emily_littl
7/10seems like vacation time

Do you like subpoena colada’s?
And getting caught in Ukraine?
Secret kidnappings for Turkey,
That will tarnish your name?

Do you like making pleas at midnight?
Or in surprise morning raids?
You’re the flip that I hope for,
Don’t you try and escape
8:12 PM · May 3, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Daniel J. Homick
@danhomick
“If you like subpoena colada’s and getting caught in Ukraine....” you’ll love the news this week
@realDonaldTrump
5:05 PM · Oct 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sunbeam
@mom2afullhouse
Stephanie Lockwood McCleery: If you like subpoena colada & getting caught in Ukraine. If you hate res judicata, & loathe John McCain. If you’re into shredding docs at midnight, & lying on TV I’m the president you’ve wished for, but they’re impeaching me. #ImpeachDonaldTrump
10:38 PM · Oct 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Merion
@meralaska
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
Do you like Subpoena Colada and getting caught in Ukraine?
Do you spew lotsa Bull$hit?
Do you have half a brain?
Do you like takin’ walks with Putin’, and recording on tape?
I’m the President you’re lookin’ for~
Come with me and spread Hate!
11:30 PM · Oct 2, 2019 from Anchorage, AK·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Vivian McInerny
@VivianMac
Replying to @kylegriffin1
If you like subpoena colada
And getting caught in Ukraine
If you hate res judicata, and loathe John McCain.
If you’re into shredding docs at midnight, and lying on TV
I’m the president you’ve wished for, but they’re impeaching me. (by lawyer/writer Stephanie Lockwood McCleary)
11:14 AM · Oct 3, 2019·Twitter Web App

Google Books
Title They Like Subpoena Coladas and Getting Caught in Ukraine: A Composition Book for a Democratic Patriot Voter in the 2020 Election
Author Political Journals
Publisher Independently Published, 2020
ISBN 165642441X, 9781656424419
Length 122 pages

Reddit—Puns
Posted by u/CatsCreepMeowt March 23, 2021
My lawyer’s favorite drink subpoena colada.

Twitter
SingleDadBlues
@DadBlues
What is a lawyer’s favorite drink?
a subPOENA COLADA!
1:44 PM · Apr 3, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Holly Davis
@HollyNoIvy
Replying to @ArfurSmith
A lawyer’s favourite cocktail is a subpoena colada.
4:22 AM · Sep 25, 2021·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Sedulas October 16, 2021
What is the lawyer’s favorite drink?
Subpoena colada

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