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 February 07, 2018
“I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were more like places where monkeys got really drunk”

"Monkey bars”—a piece of playground equipment also called a “jungle gym”—do not serve alcohol. A jocular one-line saying was posted on Twitter on June 12, 2011:

“I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk.”


Wikipedia: Jungle Gym
The jungle gym, also called monkey bars or climbing frame, is a piece of playground equipment made of many pieces of material, such as metal pipe or rope, on which participants can climb, hang, sit, and in some configurations slide.

History
The first jungle gym was invented in 1920 and patented by lawyer Sebastian Hinton, in Chicago. It was sold under the trademarked name Junglegym. The term “monkey bars” appears at least as far back as the 1930s, though Hinton’s initial patent of 1920 appeals to the “monkey instinct” in claiming the benefits of climbing as exercise and play for children, and his improvement patents later that year refer to monkeys shaking the bars of a cage, children swinging on a “monkey runway”, and the game of “monkey tag”.

Twitter
yung tide pod‏
@Blak3Johnson
I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk.
12:45 AM - 12 Jun 2011

Twitter
Marc Houston‏
@MarcHustn
I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk.
6:35 AM - 12 Jun 2011

Twitter
Haley Church‏
@haleyechurch
would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk
10:30 AM - 13 Jun 2011

Twitter
Men’s Humor‏
@MensHumor
I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk.
8:00 PM - 9 Jan 2013

Funny Status
I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less…
February 20, 2013 Animal Status Updates
I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk.

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
I would like monkey bars a lot more if they were less like playground equipment and more like places where monkeys got really drunk.
9:29 AM - 8 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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