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 April 10, 2020
“I’m going to change my Facebook name to Benefits” (joke)

Facebook (an American online social media and social networking service) has “friends,” and this is the subject of a popular joke.

“Im going to change my Facebook name 2 benefitsThat way when a few people add me, itll say X and 5 other people are now friends with benefits” was posted on Twitter by jonathan rose on May 25, 2011. “I’m gonna change my facebook name to benefits so when someone accepts my friend request it would say ‘You are now friends with benefits’” was posted on Twitter by Special One on June 2, 2011.

The “friends with benefits” joke as been printed on many images.


Wikipedia: Facebook
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc.

The Online Slang Dictionary
friends with benefits
noun - plural
friends who have sex (or other sexual contact) with each other

Twitter
jonathan rose
@Esor_Noj
Im going to change my Facebook name 2 benefitsThat way when a few people add me, itll say X and 5 other people are now friends with benefits
3:48 AM · May 25, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Special One
@Mr_Anoti
I’m gonna change my facebook name to benefits so when someone accepts my friend request it would say “You are now friends with benefits” :D
6:46 PM · Jun 2, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chris Huntley
@ChrisHuntley40
im changing my facebook name to benefits. that way when people add me itll say ______ and 4 others are friends with benefits
1:53 PM · Jun 9, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Fizz
@MaddoMomo
I want to change my Facebook name to be “benefits.” So that when a few people add me, it’ll say 20 people are now friends with benefits.
9:21 AM · Jun 14, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Not Will Ferrell
@itsWillyFerrell
Change your Facebook name to “Benefits”, now when someone adds you as a friend it says, “You are now friends with Benefits”.
7:00 PM · Feb 4, 2014·Buffer

Google Books
The Everything Big Book of Jokes
By Evan C Thomas
Avon, MA: Adams Media
2014
Pg. 223:
CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK NAME TO Benefits so when someone adds you on Facebook, it will say, “You are now friends with Benefits.

Twitter
ᴺᵒᵗ ᵐʸ ᵗʸᵖᵉ
@bleckpenta
I changed my Facebook name to “Benefits”. So when you add me it says “You’re now friends with benefits”
http://www.KRAKS.co and YabaLeftOnline Media
9:00 AM · Sep 6, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Penny-Dumb April 9, 2020
I’m going to change my Facebook name to Benefits.
Now, when someone adds me on Facebook, it will say: you are now friends with Benefits.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Friday, April 10, 2020 • Permalink