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 March 14, 2020
“The coronavirus? I’m not shaking hands because people are out of toilet paper”

The 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak resulted in many people not shaking hands; the coronavirus also resulted in toilet paper shortages. A joke was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 8, 2020:

“Some people aren’t shaking hands because of the Coronavirus. I’m not shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper.”

The joke has been printed on many images.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing global outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China on 1 December 2019, spreading to every province-level administrative division of the country by 29 January 2020. On 30 January, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern following an increase in the number of cases outside China.

Twitter
Granite Belt Web And Software Solutions
@granitebeltweb
I am defo not shaking hands with people now we’ve run out of toilet paper. #toiletpapergate
1:04 AM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter Web App

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PhilMcK#BDS#Dictatorship#GTTO#DemocraticSocialism
@philmckinnon2
Replying to @adamclarkitv
If people run out of toilet paper and don’t wash their hands, they’ll unexpectedly spread disease.
To stay safe, always confirm if someone has plenty toilet paper before shaking hands.
7:30 PM · Mar 7, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Vole182 March 8, 2020
Some people aren’t shaking hands because of the Coronavirus.
I’m not shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper.

Twitter
Thought_Criminal_Society
@Fr33Th1nk3r1776
Some people aren’t shaking hands because of the #coronavirus. I’m not shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper.
8:47 PM · Mar 8, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Reds Bergamo
@DiabeticJew
Some people aren’t shaking hands because of the Coronavirus. I’m not shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper
GIF
11:53 PM · Mar 8, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
D-Cizzle Crown
@dcizzle702
Some people aren’t shaking hands because of the Coronavirus. I’m not shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper.
11:55 PM · Mar 8, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
The Stake Clerk
@TheStakeClerk
People are not shaking hands due to fear of the coronavirus. I’m not shaking hands because people are out of toilet paper.
8:46 PM · Mar 9, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Finn
@thefinninator
Some people are not shaking hands because of Coronavirus… fair, but I’m not shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper.
GIF
6:24 PM · Mar 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Prince Charles
@Charles_HRH
“Some people have stopped shaking hands from fear of contracting the deadly disease. One isn’t shaking hands because everyone is out of toilet paper”. #coronavirus #covid_19uk
Land of Soap and Glory – Coronavirus
“We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in self-isolation, we shall fight with face masks and soap, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing viruses in the air, we shall defend o…
charles-hrh.com
4:21 PM · Mar 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, March 14, 2020 • Permalink