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 July 25, 2020
“Why did the detective cross the road?"/"To get to the homicide.”

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

Q: Why did the detective cross the road?
A: To get to the homicide.


“Homicide” sounds a bit like a “side.” The riddle was posted on Twitter by Duke Beefington on July 19, 2018, and on both Reddit—Cleanjokes and Reddit—3amjokes on July 25, 2020.


Twitter
Jon Harvey
@jondharvey
Late Christmas Cracker joke.
Why did Inspector Chicken cross the road?
To get to the homicide.
Ayethangyaw!
5:39 AM · Dec 29, 2010·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Andy says BLM
@MummyComic
Replying to @wootjay
Q. Why’d the detective cross the road?
A. It’s a mystery.
8:00 PM · Jan 24, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Duke Beefington
@DukeBeefington
Why did the detective cross the road?
To get to the homicide
11:06 AM · Jul 19, 2018·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/Hot_Boi_Chad July 25, 2020
Why did the detective cross the road?
To get to the homicide.
COMMENTS
DentedAnvil
But did he discover the whereabouts of the chicken?

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/Hot_Boi_Chad July 25, 2020
Why did the detective cross the road?
To get to the homicide.

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
Why did the detective cross the road?... To get to the homicide.
3:16 AM · Jul 26, 2020·IFTTT

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Saturday, July 25, 2020 • Permalink