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 12, 2017
“I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink”

"I used to be a tap dancer until I fell into the sink” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on several images. “You know, I used to be a tap dancer, but I kept falling into the sink” was posted to the newsgroup alt.callahans on January 22, 1993.


Google Groups: alt.callahans
Decapitalization?
Karl Siewert
1/22/93
(...)
You know, I used to be a tap dancer, but I kept falling into the sink.

Google Groups: rec.humor.jewish
NJJF: A little Pun-ishment
maxine in ri
5/8/02
(...)
30. I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak Special: 100 Top One-Liners
Stan Kegel
5/25/03
(...)
14. I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink.

Google Books
Harry Hill’s Whopping Great Joke Book
By Harry Hill
London: Faber & Faber
2008
Pg. ?:
I used to be a tap dancer but I kept falling in the sink.

Twitter
Jennine Jacob
‏@thecoveted
I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink.
3:41 PM - 23 Oct 2008

Twitter
Crap Jokes
‏@TheCrapJoker
I used to be a tap dancer..
but I kept falling in the sink
6:30 AM - 7 Jun 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Thursday, January 12, 2017 • Permalink