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 August 21, 2017
“Why did the chili pepper cross the road?"/"To get to the Otherside.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. A version inspired by the band Red Hot Chili Peppers is:

Q: Why did the chili pepper cross the road?
A: To get to the Otherwide.


The joke refers to the band’s song, “Otherside” (2000). “Why does a Red Hot Chili Pepper cross the road? To get to the otherside. #rhcp” was posted on Twitter on July 2, 2012. A


Wikipedia: Otherside
“Otherside” is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, released in 2000. It was the third single from their album Californication, and confronts the battles addicts have with their prior addictions. The single was highly successful peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100, the fourth highest ever for the band; and number one on the US Modern Rock Tracks, which was, at the time, the fifth for the band. The song remained at number one on this chart for 13 consecutive weeks, one of the longest runs at the top of that chart.

“Otherside” refers to former band member Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose on June 25, 1988. The song talks about his struggles from this addiction.

YouTube
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside [Official Music Video]
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Published on Jul 15, 2011
Watch the music video for “Otherside” now!

Twitter
kee‏
@hilarykee
Why does a Red Hot Chili Pepper cross the road? To get to the otherside. #rhcp
9:15 PM - 2 Jul 2012

Twitter
G 🤙🏼‏
@glopez_7
Why did the chili pepper cross the road? To get to the “Otherside”
4:09 AM - 5 Jul 2012

Twitter
jason‏
@jasonmill_
Why did the chili pepper cross the road???
To get to the Otherside.
4:51 PM - 17 Jan 2013

Twitter
tiny turnt‏
@summerrainnn_
how did the chili pepper cross the road? I HAD TO TAKE IT ON THE OTHERSIDE
9:18 PM - 20 Feb 2016

Reddit—Jokes
Why did the Chili Pepper cross the road?
submitted February 21, 2016 by Jorymo
To get to the Otherside!

YouTube
Anthony Kiedis - Why did the Chili Pepper cross the road? To get to the Otherside ♪
Daniel2k1Live
Published on Jan 4, 2017
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Anthony Kiedis, 2013)

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