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 September 18, 2020
“What’s the saddest hole in a building?"/"A weep hole.”

A riddle about weep holes was posted on Twitter by ArchStudentProblems on December 6, 2013:

Q: What’s the saddest hole in a building?
A: A weep hole!


“What is the saddest component of a building? The weep holes” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on September 19, 2020.


Wikipedia: Weep
A weep, a weep hole, or a weep-brick is a small opening that allows water to drain from within an assembly. Weeps are located at the bottom of the object to allow for drainage; the weep hole must be sized adequately to overcome surface tension.

Twitter
James Todman
@jamestodman
Forgot to add weep holes to my designs for rendered breeze block raised beds- but they just sound so sad!
4:42 PM · Dec 3, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
ArchStudentProblems
@ArchStudentProb
What’s the saddest hole in a building?
A weep hole! #HappyFriday
12:14 PM · Dec 6, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Calliope Paperie
@CrumpleAndToss
Weep-Hole: saddest (and most rape-y) sounding construction term ever.
#engineersareWEIRD #andlonely
2:21 PM · Feb 26, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Anti Freezies
@AntiFreezies
“Weep hole” sounds like a really sad glory hole for old guys who can’t get it up.
10:05 PM · Feb 5, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Kha1i1 September 19, 2020
What is the saddest component of a building?
The weep holes

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Friday, September 18, 2020 • Permalink


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