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 January 07, 2018
“It was so cold that we didn’t clean the house—we just defrosted it”

"It was so cold that we didn’t clean the house—we just defrosted it” is a joke about extremely cold weather. The joke was posted on the Athropolis blog on December 4, 2003.


Athropolis (December 4, 2003)
It was so cold...
1. It was so cold . . .
we didn’t clean the house - we just defrosted it! 

South Marion Citizen (Dunnellon, FL)
Some of my best friends are (snow) flakes
By Dick Frank
Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm
(...)
We didn’t clean the house – we just defrosted it.

TapRooT
January 30, 2009
Friday Joke: It was so cold . . .
(...)
It was so cold . . .
we didn’t clean the house – we just defrosted it!

Google Books
Murder at the PTA
By Laura Alden
New York, NY: Obsidian
2010
Pg. ?:
You heard stories about life up there. That you knew it was cold when the keg of beer on the porch froze solid. That if you milked a cow in January, you got ice cream. That in spring they didn’t spring clean the house—they defrosted it. And so on.

Google Groups: alt.books.dean-koontz
I was so cold.....
PPPG
1/29/11
(...)
It was so cold . . .
we didn’t clean the house - we just defrosted it!

Twitter
The Logical Baba‏
@scarneck_arpit
It is so cold…
we don’t clean the house - we just defrosted it! #winter
5:38 AM - 20 Dec 2011

Twitter
Caleb Hayes‏
@PurpleHaze_96
“It’s so cold out I didn’t even need to clean my house. I defrosted it.”
5:45 AM - 23 Feb 2012

Twitter
The Dawg‏
@DownatthePound
Replying to @Sakashareh
@sakashareh It was so cold… we didn’t clean the house – we just defrosted it.
9:40 AM - 16 Jan 2013

Twitter
Linda C. Hamilton‏
@lchamilton76
It’s so cold, we didn’t clean the house - we just defrosted it!
11:28 PM - 22 Jan 2013

106.5 WYRK (Buffalo, NY)
10 FAVORITE ‘IT’S SO COLD’ JOKES
WENDY LYNN January 3, 2018
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9. We didn’t clean the house, we just defrosted it

Power 9.37 WBLK (Buffalo, NY)
TOP “ITS SO COLD JOKES”
JAY HICKS January 4, 2018
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9. We didn’t clean the house, we just defrosted it

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Sunday, January 07, 2018 • Permalink