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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 24, 2021
“Why did the cat cross the road?"/"Because the chicken had a laser pointer.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A cat version is:

Q: Why did the cat cross the road?
A: Because the chicken had a laser pointer.


Cats like to follow laser pointers. The joke was posted on Reddit—Catmemes on October 12, 2018.


Reddit—Catmemes
Posted by u/MikalKing October 12, 2018
Why did the cat cross the road?
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
WHY DID THE CAT CROSS THE ROAD?
BECAUSE THE CHICKEN HAD A LASER POINTER

Twitter
Rayne 🌩
@RayneyDaze
Why did the cat cross the road?
Because the chicken had a laser pointer.
Alexa’s got jokes!
7:47 AM · Oct 17, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Johnny Cannon ✌ ☮
@JohnnyC37193697
my Alexa told me this corny joke this morning but it’s a little funny ok then Why did the cat cross the road ?  Because the chicken had a laser pointer. ✌
9:16 AM · Oct 29, 2018 from Cumberland, IN·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Kristin
@TheAppleGirl22
Why did the cat cross the road? Because the chicken had a laser pointer.
7:10 PM · Oct 29, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/millenialmami March 2, 2020
Why did the cat cross the road?
Because the chicken had a laser pointer.

Twitter
Rina
@OperaRina
Replying to @samsanders
One from my oldest-
“Why did the cat cross the road?”
“Because the chicken was holding a laser pointer!”
3:56 PM · Oct 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Texgymratdad September 24, 2021
Why did the cat cross the road?
Because the chicken had a laser pointer!

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