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 26, 2017
“What kind of car does an egg drive?"/"A Yolkswagon.”

A “Yolkswagon” or “Yolkswagen” (yolk + Volkswagen) is a portmanteau that has been used in several jokes. A riddle was printed in Boys’ Life on November 1984:

Q: What kind of car does Humpty Dumpty drive?
A: A Yolks wagon.


“My fave laffy taffy joke: what kind of car does an egg drive? A: a yolkswagen” was posted on Twitter on May 15, 2011. “Chicken coop car (It’s a Yolkswagon)” was posted on Twitter on March 17, 2013.

“Oh come on. No one’s suggested the Yolkswagon? #unlikelyfoodtrucks” was posted on Twitter on August 27, 2009.


Google Books
November 1984, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 73, col. 1:
Mother Goose: What kind of car does Humpty Dumpty drive?
King Cole: I don’t know. What kind?
Mother Goose: A Yolks wagon.— Justin Long, Dallas, Tex.

Google Books
Good Clean Jokes to Drive Your Parents Crazy
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2005
Pg. 3:
Q: How does an egg get to work?
A: It drives a yolkswagon.

Twitter
Cathy Crea‏
@cathycrea
Oh come on. No one’s suggested the Yolkswagon? #unlikelyfoodtrucks
7:29 PM - 27 Aug 2009

Twitter
Shannon Colussi‏
@pushingthebuggy
For @mrsF5 How do eggs get to work??  A YOLKswagon!  #kneeslapper
9:12 PM - 5 Apr 2011

Twitter
Tin Foil Trendsetter‏
@HipGnosis23
Replying to @toastbeard
@toastbeard @disassemblyline my fave laffy taffy joke: what kind of car does an egg drive? A: a yolkswagen… | dad jokes…
2:00 PM - 15 May 2011

Twitter
Thom Penny‏
@ruaboondadmh
The Easter Bunny’s car is the Yolkswagon! #GanzWorld
11:07 AM - 7 Apr 2012

Twitter
The Plarnstar‏
@plarnstar
Chicken coop car (It’s a Yolkswagon) http://pinterest.com/pin/98797785547902537/
8:44 AM - 17 Mar 2013

Twitter
Tyler Schiller‏
@tylerjschiller
What kind of car does an egg drive?
A yolkswagon
10:06 PM - 29 Dec 2013

Google Books
Best Ever Classroom Jokes:
Because some of us never grow up

By Mike Haskins
London, UK: Pavilion Books
2015
Pg. ?:
What kind of car does Humpty Dumpty drive?
A Yolkswagon.

Twitter
Sarah Baer‏
@SarahBaer12
What kind of a car does Humpty Dumpty drive? A yolkswagon
6:41 AM - 12 Aug 2016

Twitter
jolly dad jokes‏
@dadtellsjokes
What kind of car does an egg drive?
A yolkswagon
8:10 AM - 27 Nov 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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