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 October 02, 2017
“Men are like floor tiles” (joke)

"Men are like floor tiles. If you lay them right the first time, you can walk all over them for years” is a jocular line that has been printed on many images. “What do ceramic tile and men have in common? If you lay them right the first time, you can walk on them for life!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on April 1, 1994.


Google Groups: rec.humor
men and tile
Richard Kritikos
4/1/94
> Q: What do ceramic tile and men have in common?
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> A: If you lay them right the first time, you can walk on them for life!

Google Groups: rec.humor
Canonical List Of Men vs Women Humor 2/3
Natural Korn Shellers
11/15/94
What do ceramic tile and men have in common?
If you lay them right the first time, you can walk on them for life!

Google Groups: alt.cyb-sys
MFM HardDrive Lifespan?
Craig Macbride
2/19/95
(...)
Men are like kitchen tiles. Lay them correctly in the first place and you can walk over them for life.

Google Books
The New Gay Book of Lists
By Leigh W. Rutledge
Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Publications
1996
Pg. 160:
Men are like floor tiles — if you lay them right the first time, you can walk all over them forever.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Men Are Like......
G - P
4/3/00
(...)
10.  Men are like floor tile....
Lay them right the first time and you can walk all over them!

Google Books
A Breath Before Dying:
The Deconstruction of Benjamin Smith

By C. Alan Lytle
San Jose, CA: Writers Club Press
2001
Pg. 31:
Like a male-friend of mine once said, “women are like floor-tiles, lay them right the first time and you can walk on them for years”. Or, like a female-friend of mine once said, “men are like floor-tiles, lay them right the first time and you can walk on them for years.” All a matter of perspective, I guess.

15 November 2002, The Indepedent (London, UK), “Pop: Boy from the black stuff; A dark side to Culture Club’s blissful pop gems?” by Glyn Brown, pg. 16:
When I try to see how our photos are going, he coldly dismisses me - “I’ll be with you in a moment’ - so I stand awkwardly in the kitchen, reading fridge magnets ("Men are like floor tiles; lay them right the first time and you can walk all over them for years").

Google Books
Only Joking:
What’s So Funny About Making People Laugh?

By Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves
New York, NY: Gotham Books
2006
Pg. ?:
It’s easy to see the aggression in jokes like this:

Men are like carpet tiles. Lay them right and you can walk all over them for the next thirty years.

Twitter
Eric Lammertsma‏
@Elammertsma
OH “men are like floor tiles; lay them right the first time and you can walk all over them the rest of your life” -since when do women tile?
10:24 PM - 28 Mar 2009

Google Books
Bound and Determined
By Shayla Black, writing as Shelley Bradley
New York, NY: Heat
2013
Pg. 310:
You know what they say, ‘Men are like floor tiles. Lay them right the first time and you can walk on them for a lifetime.’

Twitter
tomiinah‏
@__tomiinah
Men are like tiles… If you lay them properly…
You will walk on them forever…
4:38 AM - 5 May 2016

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