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 11, 2018
“My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink; he was just shit at quizzes”

"My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink; he was just shit at quizzes” is a jocular saying about alcohol. “I’ve got a friend whose answer to everything is alcohol. he doesn’t drink and he’s rubbish at quizzes” was posted on Twitter on December 9, 2008. “My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just shit at quizzes” was posted on Twitter on April 24, 2009.

“I’m listening to old episodes of ‘Milton Jones’; ‘Sadly my father’s answer to everything was alcohol...’” was posted on Twitter on June 28, 2010. The line was probably coined by English comedian Milton Jones.


Wikipedia: Milton Jones
Milton Hywel Jones (born 16 May 1964) is an English comedian. His style of humour is based on one-liners involving puns delivered in a deadpan and slightly neurotic style. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4 and is a recurring guest panellist on Mock the Week. He won the Perrier comedy award for best newcomer in 1996. Jones tours the UK periodically and is a regular performer at The Comedy Store in London and Manchester.

Twitter
Niall Sclater‏
@sclater
i’ve got a friend whose answer to everything is alcohol. he doesn’t drink and he’s rubbish at quizzes.
3:16 PM - 9 Dec 2008

Twitter
JJ Timson‏
@jjtimson
My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just shit at quizzes.
4:14 AM - 24 Apr 2009

Twitter
I am just me‏
@oxofamilydad
My father’s answer to everything was alcohol.He didn’t drink, he was just shit at quizzes and a bit retarded..
6:15 AM - 31 Jul 2009

Twitter
I am just me‏
@oxofamilydad
I am drunk again ,getting more like my dad every day ,his answer to everything was alcohol.He didn’t drink, he was just shit at quizzes..
3:25 PM - 29 Oct 2009

Twitter
Sidney Kochman‏
@sidneykochman
“My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just rubbish at quizzes.”
7:48 AM - 16 Feb 2010

Twitter
The Stainless Steel Cat‏
@SteelCat
Replying to @Fiona_WordsBird
@Fiona_WordsBird I’m listening to old episodes of “Milton Jones”; “Sadly my father’s answer to everything was alcohol...”
8:41 AM - 28 Jun 2010

Twitter
sickipediabot‏
@sickipediabot
My father’s answer to everything was alcohol.
He didn’t drink, he was just shit at quizzes.
1:37 PM - 26 Sep 2010

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Alcohol was my father’s answer to everything. He didn’t drink; he was just lousy at quizzes.

Twitter
MrPayney‏
@MrPayney
Sadly my father’s answer to everything was Alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just rubbish at quizzes
– Milton Jones
5:08 AM - 1 Apr 2013

The Dive Forum
Thread: Joke of the day
londonsean69
13-09-2013, 11:35 AM
(...)
My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just shít at quizzes.

4 October 2013, Birmingham (UK) Mail, “1p a drink leaves a bitter taste in my mouth,” pg. 17:
“My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just rubbish at general knowledge quizzes.”

The Standup’s Daily Gag Feed
#513
Posted by thegagster1 on February 11, 2014
Posted in: Comedy & Humour.
(...)
My father’s answer to everything was alcohol. He didn’t drink, he was just shit at quizzes.

Google Books
3000 Jokes, 2997 Laughs
By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Portico
2017
Pg. ?:
My dad’s answer to everything was alcohol. He wasn’t a hard drinker but he was very little help in quizzes.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
My dad’s answer to everything was alcohol… (self.dadjokes)
submitted January 12, 2018 by madazzahatter
He wasn’t a big drinker, he was just really bad at crossword puzzles.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, January 11, 2018 • Permalink