A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 29, 2018
“What do you call two pints of strict rules?"/"A quart of law.”

"A court of law” shouldn’t be confused with “a quart of law.” The western television series The Texan aired the episode “A Quart of Law” on January 12, 1959.

“There’s barely an ounce of truth in a quart of law” was posted on Twitter on September 14, 2011. “A quart of law, a cup of justice, and just a pinch of moral certainty” was posted on Twitter on May 19, 2017. “If a lawyer donates blood and gets all the way to two pints, Is that a quart of law” was posted on Twitter on November 8, 2017. “What do you call two pints of strict rules? A quart of law” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on April 30, 2018.

Liquids such as milk and beer have been used in the joke. “I’m going to create a beer, call it Law, and only serve it only in 750-millilitre bottles. That’s right. You too can own a Quart of Law!!!” was posted on Twitter on August 7, 2013. “All suspect milk is innocent until proven guilty in a quart of law” was posted on Twitter on December 5, 2013.


IMDb.com (The Internet Movie Database)
The Texan (1958–1960)
A Quart of Law

25min | Western | Episode aired 12 January 1959
A crooked sheriff and his henchmen are attempting to continue their reign of terror by running a crooked election. Longley persuades an alcoholic former Harvard law professor to stand-up to the old sheriff and then backs him when he must evict the gunsels from a ranch they’re trespassing on.
—David Bassler

New York (NY) Times
Metropolitan Diary
By ENID NEMY WITH RON ALEXANDER OCT. 5, 1998
(...)
Judy Lerner thinks that perhaps this note, written by her granddaughter Jacklyn when she was 7 years old, may be a child’s version of being boiled in oil. Jacklyn had reached the end of her patience with her little sister and dashed off a warning:

‘’Dear Allison, I am sueing you! You are going to be punished in a quart of law. Love, Jacklyn.’’

Twitter
Jake Walters
@JakeWaltersME
There’s barely an ounce of truth in a quart of law.
8:23 PM - 14 Sep 2011

Twitter
erica
@LavosXII
a quart of law. “order in the quart!” the liquid bubles
3:27 PM - 3 Jul 2012

Twitter
Bloodmastr
@Bloodmastr
RT. How many cups are in a Quart of Law?
10:13 AM - 23 Jan 2013

Twitter
EJ
@bluesky_jones
I’m going to create a beer, call it Law, and only serve it only in 750-millilitre bottles. That’s right. You too can own a Quart of Law!!!
3:58 AM - 7 Aug 2013

Twitter
Josh Adams @ Calgary Expo
@joshadams
Clumps: All suspect milk is innocent until proven guilty in a quart of law.
1:31 PM - 5 Dec 2013

Twitter
WhoDeservesABells?
@iDeserveABells
Wana start my own brand of beer and call it law. Slogan: anything you say or do will be used against you in a quart of Law
5:44 AM - 28 Mar 2015

Twitter
Uncle Distance
@Uncle_Distance
An alcoholic walks into the courthouse—
“I’ll take a quart of law please.”
11:41 PM - 19 Nov 2015

Twitter
Nola
@nolapfau
19 May 2017
I just tried to write “court of law” as “quart of law”

M.R. Bowers
@mrbowers
Replying to @nolapfau
A quart of law, a cup of justice, and just a pinch of moral certainty.
12:02 PM - 19 May 2017

Twitter
J. Johenningsson XLII, Artificial Swedener
@LeJerque
If a lawyer donates blood and gets all the way to two pints
Is that a quart of law
12:20 PM - 8 Nov 2017

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call two pints of strict rules?
submitted April 30, 2018 by Puntley
A quart of law

Twitter
Mr. Drinks On Me
@Mr_DrinksOnMe
What do you call two pints of strict rules?
A quart of law.
5:28 AM - 30 Apr 2018

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