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 November 01, 2017
“What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?"/"A flamethrower.”

A gay bar riddle is:

Q: What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?
A: A flamethrower.


The joke—based on the old gay slang of “flaming faggot”—was posted on the newsgroup rec.humor on October 24, 1990, and has been printed on several images.


Google Groups: rec.humor
Just a joke
William Henry Timmins
10/24/90
Q> What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?
a> A flame thrower.

Google Groups: alt.sex
Sick Jokes!
bro...@merrimack.edu
10/23/91
(...)
What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?
A flamethrower.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
More jokes that’ll get me indicted
Dan Kozusko
4/6/96
You asked for more and here we goÉDan’s latest collection of jokes intended violate the civil rights of many people as possible!!!

What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?
-A flamethrower

Google Books
The Even Bigger Book of Gross Jokes
By Julius Alvin
New York, NY: Kensington Books
2000
Pg. 40:
What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?
A flame thrower.

Twitter
Matsuda‏
@stealthymatsuda
@jbigga What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar? A flamethrower.
9:32 PM - 14 Nov 2009

Twitter
Carlos J. Barrera‏
@jclosbarrera
Replying to @sharlamae
@sharlamae what do you call a bouncer at a gay bar ? A FLAME THROWER ! LOL
10:34 AM - 27 May 2010

Reddit—Funny
What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar? (self.funny)
submitted February 2, 2011 by arktouros
A flamethrower!

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar?
submitted October 20, 2016 by Readit_to_me
A flamethrower

Reddit—MeanJokes
What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar? (self.MeanJokes)
submitted May 6, 2017 by Stiffalis420
flamethrower

Reddit—Jokes
What Do You Call A Bouncer At A Gay Bar ?
submitted May 21, 2017 by PunkedOutSamurai
A Flamer-Thrower !

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a bouncer at a gay bar ?
submitted November 1, 2017 by god_killer1234567
A flamethrower

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