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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 12, 2020
“I wear a mask while jogging. It’s a running gag”

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulted in some requirements to wear face masks. Many people felt gagged by the masks.

“I wear a mask while jogging.  It’s a running gag” was posted on Twitter by Bob Golen on June 13, 2020.

“Every morning for the past six months, I announce loudly to my family that I’m going for a jog, and then I don’t. It’s my longest running joke of this year. is another running gag/joke.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Wikipedia: Running gag
A running gag, or running joke, is a literary device that takes the form of an amusing joke or a comical reference and appears repeatedly throughout a work of literature or other form of storytelling. Though they are similar, catchphrases are not considered running gags.

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Bob Golen
@BobGolen
I wear a mask while jogging.  It’s a running gag.
9:23 PM · Jun 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Friday, June 12, 2020 • Permalink