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 April 12, 2017
“Why do we paint Easter eggs?"/"Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them.”

An Easter riddle is:

Q: Why do we paint Easter eggs?
A: Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them.


The joke was posted to the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on April 18, 2003.

“Why do we color Easter eggs?"/"Because Jesus dyed for your sins” is another Easter egg riddle.


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 04-18-03
1 post by 1 author
(...)
Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them! (Lewis, 8)

Google Groups: alt.cuddle
Easter Giggles (2/3)
gap...@vcn.bc.ca
3/27/05
(...)
Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!

30 March 2005, Dunville (ON) Chronicle, “BBQ season is here” by Charles Quail, pg. C2:
One of the chaps here told me why they paint Easter eggs - it’s much easier than wallpapering them.

Twitter
G. Wayne Clayton‏
@SocialMtgExpert
Easter HAHA: Q: Why do we paint Easter eggs?  A: Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!
9:01 PM - 12 Apr 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes:
Humour for the whole family

Edited by Geoff Tibballs
London, UK: Constable & Robinson, Ltd
2011
Pg. 79:
Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them.

Google Books
Funny Easter Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!

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