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 June 15, 2020
“‘Pour me,’ thought the teapot”

"Poor me” should not be confused with “pour me,” but there are jokes. “I used to live in a teapot. I know what you’re thinking. Poor you” is a pun by English writer, actor, comedian and presenter Tim Vine that has been cited in print since at least 2008.

An extended pun was posted on Twitter by Jason Ritter on April 21, 2011:

“‘Poor me,’ thought the self-pitying man, cleaning his teapot with a sponge. ‘Pour me,’ thought the teapot. ‘Porous,’ thought the sponge.”


19 April 2008, Hull (UK) Daily Mail, “Punslinger shoots from the lip: If you’re ever walking along a beach and a tall, blonde, gangly man starts shouting random words at you, don’t worry, it’s probably just Tim Vine trying to learn his lines,” pg. 4:
“Anyway,” he says drawing breath for a second before smiling . “I used to live in a teapot. I know what you’re thinking. Pour you.”

Google Books
The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book
By Tim Vine
London, UK: Century
2010
Pg. 164:
I used to live in a teapot. I know what you’re thinking. Poor you.

Twitter
Steve Varty
@4EverSteve
I live in a teapot, i know what you’re thinking, poor you.
6:20 AM · Jun 7, 2010·TweetDeck

Twitter
THE CRUNCH MEANWOOD
@thecrunchgym
I was born in a teapot! I know what your thinking........poor me #win100
11:21 AM · Oct 18, 2010·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Jason Ritter
@JasonRitter
“Poor me,” thought the self-pitying man, cleaning his teapot with a sponge. “Pour me,” thought the teapot. “Porous,” thought the sponge.
2:41 PM · Apr 21, 2011·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Gary Bullock
@GaryBLawyer
Feeling a bit like a teapot tonight....poor me
2:34 PM · Feb 7, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Michael kelvin
@ThePoetine
I used to live in a teapot...I know what you’re thinking poor me
3:28 PM · Apr 10, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chris
@ThisIsChris_x
I used to live in a teapot. Poor me.
5:16 PM · Aug 23, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
THE CRUNCH MEANWOOD
@thecrunchgym
Replying to @Milk0113
@Milk0113 I was born in a teapot.i know what your thinking, poor me
8:43 AM · Jan 14, 2014·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jason Ritter
@JasonRitter
“Poor me,” thought the self-pitying man, cleaning his teapot with a sponge.
“Pour me,” thought the teapot.
“Porous,” thought the sponge.
6:43 PM · Oct 3, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Simon Hazeldine
@SimonHazeldine
Joke of the day “I used to live in a teapot, I know what you’re thinking, Poor you.” - Tim Vine
2:14 AM · Dec 5, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Joe Steiger
@joesteiger
“Poor me,” thought the self-pitying man, cleaning his teapot with a sponge.
“Pour me,” thought the teapot.
“Porous,” thought the sponge.
11:45 AM · Aug 26, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
I used to identify myself as a teapot…
I know what you’re thinking…
Poor me.
5:49 AM · Jun 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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