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 April 25, 2019
“Three sewing machines walk into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A version involving two sewing machines was posted on Twitter by Fenella Kernebone on November 5, 2009, with puns on the product names of Singer and Janome:

“2 sewing machines walk into a bar. One says to the other,’hey are you a singer’. Answer: ‘what Janome?’”

“Janome” sounds like “d’ ja know me?” A version including Brother sewing machines was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on April 26, 2019.

“Three sewing machines walk into a bar. The first says to the second, ‘Are you a Singer?’ The second replies, ‘Why, Janome?’ The third remarks, ‘Oh, Brother!’”


Twitter
Fenella Kernebone
@fenellak
Replying to @mmuzzle_of_bees
@mmuzzle_of_bees This is worse. 2 sewing machines walk into a bar. One says to the other,"hey are you a singer”. Answer: “what Janome?”
2:00 AM - 5 Nov 2009

Twitter
jc21
@jc21
Two sewing machines walk into a bar. The first one says “Hey aren’t you a famous Singer?”
6:26 PM - 21 Dec 2009

Twitter
π™°πš—πš—πšŠ π™·πš’πš•πš•
@anecdotal_anna
Replying to @problogger
@problogger 2 sewing machines walk into a bar, 1 says to the other “Are you a Singer”, the other replies “Why, Ja-no-me?”
10:01 PM - 6 Oct 2011

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
Two sewing machines are in a bar. One says: β€œWhat do you do?” The other sewing machine replies: β€œI’m a Singer.”

Twitter
JD
@jaw_d
2 sewing machines in a bar! One says are you a singer? The other says shit!! Janome? 😜
8:45 AM - 13 May 2012

Twitter
Kath
@Kathblue
Two sewing machines are at a bar. One turns to the other and say β€œAre you a Singer?” The other replies β€œWhy? Janome?” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
6:26 AM - 15 Jan 2018

Twitter
Bob Swanston
@SwanstonRobert
#wednesdaywit
Two sewing machines are in a bar.
One says, “What do you do?”
The other sewing machine replies, “I’m a Singer.”
7:43 PM - 27 Feb 2018

Twitter
CZEdwards
@CZEdwards
Two sewing machines are at a bar. One turns to the other and says, β€œHey, aren’t you a singer?”
It turns and says, β€œWhy? Ja-no-me?”
(Yes, there is a sewing machine Dad Joke.)
#sewing #textileGeek
1:07 AM - 23 Dec 2018

Facebook
Old Uniontown Quilt Guild
April 2, 2019 at 4:43 PM Β·
Two sewing machines walk into a bar. One says to the other, “Are you a Singer?” The other one replies, “Why, Ja-no-me?” And the bartender says, “Oh, Brother!”

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/PKMKII April 25, 2019
Three sewing machines walk into a bar
The first says to the second, β€œAre you a Singer?”
The second replies, β€œWhy, Janome?”
The third remarks, β€œOh, Brother!”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Thursday, April 25, 2019 • Permalink