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 November 09, 2017
“I swallowed an abacus because it’s what’s inside that counts”

A pun about an abacus (a calculating tool) was posted on Twitter on February 22, 2010:

“People think I’m weird because I swallowed an abacus. It’s what’s inside that counts.”

Other abacus jokes include “For Christmas, I bought my wife new beads for her abacus. It’s the little things that count” and “For Christmas, I’ve got my wife a telepathic abacus. It’s the thought that counts.”


Wikipedia: Abacus
The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use in Europe, China and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu–Arabic numeral system. The exact origin of the abacus is still unknown. Today, abaci are often constructed as a bamboo frame with beads sliding on wires, but originally they were beans or stones moved in grooves in sand or on tablets of wood, stone, or metal.

Twitter
LeFonk‏
@LeFonk
People think I’m weird because I swallowed an Abacus.
It’s what’s inside that counts.
3:00 PM - 22 Feb 2010

Twitter
robthompson‏
@robthompson
RT @sickipedia: People think I’m weird because I swallowed an Abacus. It’s what’s inside that counts.
4:31 PM - 22 Feb 2010

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
People think I’m weird because I swallowed an abacus, but it’s what’s inside that counts.

Twitter
Sòmę Gůy‏
@rdm_guy
I swallowed an abacus. It’s what’s on the inside that counts.
12:06 PM - 2 Mar 2013

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
People think I’m weird because I swallowed an Abacus.
It’s what’s inside that counts.
10:12 AM - 21 Oct 2017

Reddit—Oneliners
People think I’m weird because I swallowed an abacus, but it’s what’s inside that counts.
submitted November 10, 2017 by madazzahatter

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, November 09, 2017 • Permalink