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.

Recent entries:
The Shawarma (nickname of Vessel at Hudson Yards) (3/19)
“Lobster rolls not gender roles” (3/19)
“Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten” (3/19)
“Paratha rolls not gender roles” (3/18)
“Sushi rolls not gender roles” (3/18)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from May 23, 2018
“The gym accused me of stealing, but the sign clearly said ‘free weights‘“

"Free weights” is a term in weight training that includes dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls, sandbells and kettlebells. It doesn’t mean that these weights are “free,” but there are jokes.

“Oh wait, no it wasn’t a euphemism! i misunderstood. it was a joke about stealing ‘free weights’!” was posted on Twitter on January 16, 2012. “Just got attested for Stealing Free weights. I’m such an #oxymoron” was posted on Twitter on February 21, 2013. “I just got arrested as I left the gym for stealing equipment. In my defense I was told they were free weights” was posted on Twitter on March 18, 2014.


Wikipedia: Weight training
Free weights include dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls, sandbells, and kettlebells. Unlike weight machines, they do not constrain users to specific, fixed movements, and therefore require more effort from the individual’s stabilizer muscles. It is often argued that free weight exercises are superior for precisely this reason.

Twitter
Jake Strange
@toxicsatyr
@moxiemadam oh wait, no it wasn’t a euphemism! i misunderstood. it was a joke about stealing ‘free weights’!
2:30 AM - 16 Jan 2012

Twitter
ryan shipley
@ShipleyRyan
Just got attested for Stealing Free weights. I’m such an #oxymoron.
6:55 PM - 21 Feb 2013

Twitter
Matt
@mmaattnn
I just got arrested as I left the gym for stealing equipment. In my defense I was told they were free weights.
10:05 AM - 18 Mar 2014

Twitter
Try The Veal
@TylerLinkin
I don’t get it. I got arrested at the gym for stealing. The sign clearly said “free weights.”
12:44 PM - 2 May 2014

Twitter
megillc
@megillc
I got arrested for stealing, after I left the gym, yesterday. Apparently, they are not “free” weights.
8:38 AM - 27 Mar 2015

Twitter
Raymond Angelo
@howtoraymond
It’s not stealing. The sign clearly says ‘Free Weights’.
5:55 AM - 1 May 2016

Twitter
Tog1989
@tog1989
Today I got caught stealing some dumb bells from the gym. In my defence it said say ‘free weights here’.
#UKPunDay @LeicsComedyFest
3:41 PM - 12 Feb 2018

Twitter
Darwin Finch
@DarwinFinch3
The gym accused me of stealing, but the sign clearly said “free weights”
7:32 PM - 17 Apr 2018

Twitter
Tog1989
@tog1989
I recently got arrested for stealing some dumbbell’s from the gym, in my defence it did say ‘Free Weights Here’.
6:36 PM - 23 May 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 • Permalink