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

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Entry from January 29, 2018
“I’ve just started work as a human chess piece. The money’s good. I’m on knights this week”

People on a human chess board work as kings, queens, bishops, knights, rooks and pawns. A joke was posted on Twitter on September 8, 2014:

“I’ve just started work as a human chess piece.The money’s good, I’m on knights this week. http://bit.ly/1rwNm6e via @sickipedia”

The pun is on working “nights.” The joke was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 9, 2014. “I’ve got a job as part of a human chess board… I’m on knights this week...” was posted on Reddit—Clean Jokes on January 29, 2018.


Wikipedia: Human chess
Human chess is a form of chess in which people take the place of pieces. Human chess is typically played outdoors, either on a large chessboard or on the ground, and is often played at Renaissance fairs. Many human chess games are choreographed stage shows performed by actors trained in stage combat. When this is the case, piece captures are represented by choreographed fights that determine whether the piece is actually taken or not. Alternatively, the pieces may spar, following rules similar to those used by the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Twitter
Phil Cassidy‏
@MartinCassdy
I’ve just started work as a human chess piece. The money’s good, I’m on knights this week.
5:02 PM - 8 Sep 2014

Twitter
Fresh Stand Up‏
@FreshStandUp
I’ve just started work as a human chess piece.The money’s good, I’m on knights this week. http://bit.ly/1rwNm6e via @sickipedia
5:46 PM - 8 Sep 2014

Reddit—Jokes
I’ve just started work as a human chess piece.
submitted September 9, 2014 by paula_sutton
The money’s good, I’m on knights this week.

3 October 2014, Birmingham (UK) Mail, “Is it the Second Coming - or Chas and Dave on tour?,” pg. 17:
JUST got a job as a human chess piece. I’m on knights this week.

16 April 2015. Leicester (UK) Mercury, “Smile with Steve,” pg. 15:
I’VE just started my new job as one of those “Human Chess pieces” It’s great, and the money’s good. I’m on Knights this week!

Twitter
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿The Fox 🇬🇧‏
@Ceiberfox
I’ve got a job as part of a human chess board.
I’m on knights this week.
7:30 AM - 23 Apr 2017

Twitter
Casino55‏
@alfoi9
I’ve just got a job as part of a human chess board....I’m on knights this week 😂😂😂
12:20 PM - 23 Apr 2017

Twitter
🎯Lewis Cook 🎯‏
@lewiscookieboy
I’ve got a job as part of a human chess board.
I’m on knights this week.
5:33 PM - 23 Apr 2017

Twitter
Shit Jokes & Dad Jokes‏
@ShittierJokes
Got me a job as part of a human chess board.
I’m on knights this week......
1:36 AM - 24 Apr 2017

Reddit—Clean Jokes
I’ve got a job as part of a human chess board… (self.cleanjokes)
submitted January 29, 2018 by madazzahatterQuality “Ugh” Contributor
I’m on knights this week…
COMMENTS
dbbbtl
That’s pretty good considering your checkered past.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, January 29, 2018 • Permalink