A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 04, 2020
“If you use a stimulus check to buy baby chicks, then you got the money for nothing…”

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic financially hurt many people, but many of them received stimulus checks from the U.S. government. It reminded some people of the line in the Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” (1985): “That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it. Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free.”

“If one uses stimulus funds to buy baby chickens, does that mean we got money for nothing and our chicks for free?” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on May 3, 2020. “If the government included a clutch of baby chickens along with the stimulus funds… Does this mean we got money for nothing and our chicks for free?” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes also on May 3, 2020.

“If you use your stimulus check to buy baby chicks, then you got the money for nothing and the chicks for free” was posted on Twitter by Midge on May 4.


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: Money for Nothing (song)
“Money for Nothing” is a single by British rock band Dire Straits, taken from their 1985 studio album Brothers in Arms. The song’s lyrics are written from the point of view of two working-class men watching music videos and commenting on what they see.

YouTube
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Feb 23, 2010
DireStraitsVEVO
(Lyrics—ed.)
That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/andersonfmly May 3, 2020
If one uses stimulus funds to buy baby chickens, does that mean we got money for nothing and our chicks for free?

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/andersonfmly May 3, 2020
If the government included a clutch of baby chickens along with the stimulus funds…
Does this mean we got money for nothing and our chicks for free?

Twitter
Roman Godzich
@Romang
is buying baby chickens with his stimulus check: money for nothing and the chicks for free.
6:55 PM · May 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Big Brother
@I_amBigBrother
My farmer friend used his stimulus to buy baby chickens.
He got his money for nothing and his chicks for free. #Ha
7:37 PM · May 3, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Shayla Anthony - #hackthepandemic
@shaylaanthony
If someone uses their stimulus money to get baby chickens, does that mean we got money for nothing & our chicks for free?
9:16 PM · May 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Midge
@mxmclain
If you use your stimulus check to buy baby chicks, then you got the money for nothing and the chicks for free.
11:18 AM · May 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Fanoran May 4, 2020
If you use your stimulus check to buy baby chicks, then you got the money for nothing and the chicks for free

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/thishasntbeeneasy May 4, 2020
I used my stimulus check to buy baby chickens
Money for nothing, and the chicks for free

Twitter
Dave Hickman
@HawkeyeDave
Really bad Dad joke (I’m not clever enough to make this up):  iused my stimulus money to buy some baby chicks, so I got my money for nothing and my chicks for free! #DireStraits
9:08 PM · May 5, 2020 from Iowa, USA·Twitter for Android

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