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 07, 2017
“Why did the Jedi cross the road?"/"To get to the Dark Side.”

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

Q: Why did the Jedi cross the road?
A: To get to the Dark Side.


The joke was posted on Twitter on June 22, 2011, and has been printed on several images.


Wikipedia: Jedi
The Jedi /ˈdʒɛˌdaɪ/ are the main protagonists in the Star Wars universe. They are depicted as an ancient monastic, academic, meritocratic and paramilitary organization whose origin dates back to c. 25,000 BBY (Before Battle of Yavin; the destruction of the first Death Star).

The Jedi Order mostly consists of polymaths: teachers, philosophers, scientists, engineers, physicians, diplomats and warriors, who value knowledge and wisdom above nationality. By serving others, the Jedi give of themselves through acts of charity, citizenship, and volunteerism. A Jedi’s ideology and strict way of life as a worthwhile challenge to live up to is a recurring theme in the Star Wars universe. Their traditional weapon is the lightsaber, a device which generates a blade-like plasma controlled by a kyber crystal. The fictional organization has inspired a real-world new religious movement, Jediism.

Twitter
Mrs. Darth Vader‏
@MrsVader
Why did the jedi cross the road?.... because he was running like a bg fat chicken from my husband
8:00 PM - 7 May 2009

Twitter
Jessica‏
@jessyouriot
Why did the Jedi cross the road? ...To get to the darkside.
8:44 PM - 22 Jun 2011

Twitter
Death Star PR‏
@DeathStarPR
Why did the Jedi cross the road? He didn’t. They’re all dead now. #SithHumour
6:09 PM - 19 Oct 2011

Google Books
Best Funny Jokes 2015
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
Why did the Jedi cross the road?
To get to the Dark Side.

Facebook
Chip The Buffalo May 4, 2015 ·
Why did the Jedi cross the road?
To get to the Dark Side!!! #MayTheFourthBeWithYou

10 May 2015, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “Laugh till your face hurts,” pg. 73:
Q: Why did the angry Jedi cross the road?
A: To get to the Dark Side!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Saturday, October 07, 2017 • Permalink