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 October 25, 2017
“What’s the best kind of grass for your front yard?"/"Emo grass because it cuts itself.”

An “emo” joke has been told on several images:

Q: What’s the best kind of grass for your front yard?
A: Emo grass because it cuts itself.


“Emo grass—the grass that cuts itself” was in a YouTube video, “Emo Grass,” on June 5, 2006. “Emo grass” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on June 8, 2006.

“What’s the difference between a pizza and an emo pizza?"/"An emo pizza slices itself” is a related joke.


YouTube
Emo Grass
sailorsiriusstar
Published on Jun 5, 2006
Fun fun fun commercial I did and it is pretty funny!
0:01
“Emo grass—the grass that cuts itself.”

Urban Dictionary
emo grass
grass thats cuts itself
Me: i wish i had emo grass
Dude: why?
Me: cuz it cuts itself

#emo#cutter#grass#cuts#lol
by darkblackdove June 08, 2006

6 July 2006, The Times (London, UK), “Emotionally challenged” by Michele Kirsch, pg. 4:
Then he tells the one about emo grass, which cuts itself.

Google Groups: rec.sport.pro-wrestling
DNW/Chad/Barnett
God
8/4/06
(...)
I don’t have a lawn mower anymore.  I’ve had the Angels working on this thing called “emo grass.” It cuts itself.

Twitter
Empress Raequel S.‏
@systris
Replying to @KJToo
@kjtoo you should get emo grass, it loves to cut itself...lol
12:48 PM - 23 Sep 2007

16 August 2008, The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand), “Teenagers on the dark side” by John McCrone, pg. D4:
Question: What’s the difference between emo grass and normal grass? Answer: Emo grass cuts itself.

Stuff.co.nz
Teenagers on the dark side
14:43, Jan 31 2009
(...)
Question: What’s the difference between emo grass and normal grass?
Answer: Emo grass cuts itself.

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing
2012
Pg. ?:
I bought some of that emo grass seed the other day. It’s brilliant. The grass cuts itself.

Google Books
More One Liners, Jokes and Gags
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing
2013
Pg. ?:
Pg. ?:
Did you hear about the new ‘emo’ grass? People love it because it cuts itself.

Reddit—Jokes
Why did Bob get ‘Emo’ Grass for his lawn?
submitted January 5, 2015 by UBadgerr
Because it cuts itself.

Reddit—Jokes
What’s the best kind of grass for your front yard?
submitted October 25, 2017 by sexybeaver121
Emo grass. Cuz it cuts itself.

Posted by Barry Popik
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