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 June 06, 2019
“If you get heartburn eating birthday cake, try taking the candles off”

Some people get heartburn eating birthday cake. A joke was posted on Twitter by Victoria Todd on July 29, 2010:

Bob:"Doctor i get heartburn every time i eat cake”
Doctor:"Next time take the candles off”
Bob:"Oh yeah”



Twitter
Victoria Todd
@vat13
Bob:"Doctor i get heartburn every time i eat cake”
Doctor:"Next time take the candles off”
Bob:"Oh yeah”
4:42 PM - 29 Jul 2010

Twitter
Keno™
@StaaayScheeemin
Happy bday to my boo @IPieD_PiPeRI after u eat the cake dont go to the doctor 4 heartburn just take the candles off b4 u eat it next time
2:17 PM - 8 Sep 2010

Twitter
Julian Mount
@JulianTJuggler
Terrible heartburn after eating my Birthday cake. (Must remember to take the candles off first next year).  #circusunlimited
11:59 AM - 15 Nov 2010

Twitter
Assistant to the Regional Manager
@TBeezzyy
Patient: “Hey doc, every time I eat birthday cake I seem to get heartburn”
Doctor: “Have you tried taking the candles off first??” LMAO 😂
12:19 AM - 5 Jun 2012

Twitter
Sabine
@sabine_boghos
“Doctor, I get heartburn every time I eat birthday cake.” -"Next time, take the candles off.” #ClassicJokeMonday
3:09 PM - 29 Oct 2012

Google Books
3000 Jokes, 2997 Laughs
By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Portico
2017
Pg. ?:
Dick enjoyed his birthday party apart from the fact that he got heartburn from his birthday cake. His wife said it was his own fault. He should have taken the candles off before he ate it.

NPR—Weekend Edition
Some Of Your Favorite Dad Jokes
June 17, 2017 8:15 AM ET
(...)
KENNY LAPINS: I told my doctor that I always get heartburn when I eat birthday cake. He said that I should try to remember to take the candles off first.

Google Books
Dad Jokes:
Good, Clean Fun for All Ages!

By Jimmy Niro
Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.
2018
Pg. ?:
I told my doctor that I always get heartburn when I eat birthday cake. He said that I should take the candles off first.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ElexCube September 27, 2018
If you always get heartburn evertime you eat cake…
...try taking the candles off.
COMMENTS
[deleted]
The wax adds flavor

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/mementh June 6, 2019
If you get heartburn eating cake, try taking the candles off.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, June 06, 2019 • Permalink