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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from February 08, 2023
“Can you tell me the Japanese word for a ninja throwing star?”/“Sure I can.”

A “shuriken” is a Japanese concealed weapon. “Shuriken” sounds like “sure I can,” and there are jokes.
   
“If you were to ask, ‘Can you tell me the Japanese word that means throwing star?’ I’d answer, ‘Sure I can’” was posted on Twitter by James Hansen on August 14, 2017. “ninja 1: hey can you tell me the japanese name for this throwing star again? ninja 2: shuriken!” was posted on Twitter by creepy bug on October 16, 2018. “Hey dad, can you remember the Japanese word for a ninja throwing star? Sure I can” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on May 29, 2022.
     
“‘Can you name the Japanese concealed weapon that was used as a hidden dagger to distract or misdirect?’ Me: ‘Sure I can’” was posted on Twitter by Zach on June 2, 2019. “Can you name a Japanese weapon? Sure I can!” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on November 5, 2022. “Can you name a Japanese weapon? Shuriken” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on February 8, 2023.
   
   
Wikipedia: Shuriken
A shuriken (Japanese: 手裏剣; literally: “hidden hand blade”) is a Japanese concealed weapon that was used as a hidden dagger or metsubushi to distract or misdirect.
 
They are also known as throwing stars, or ninja stars, although they were originally designed in many different shapes. The major varieties of shuriken are the bō shuriken (棒手裏剣, stick shuriken) and the hira shuriken (平手裏剣, flat shuriken) or shaken (車剣, wheel shuriken, also read as kurumaken).
 
Shuriken were supplementary weapons to the sword or various other weapons in a samurai’s arsenal, although they often had an important tactical effect in battle.
     
Twitter     
James Hansen
@Mazer1138
If you were to ask, “Can you tell me the Japanese word that means throwing star?” I’d answer, “Sure I can.”
8:33 PM · Aug 14, 2017
 
Twitter
Crispy-Ghee🇵🇭 #bIacklivesmatter
@crispy_ghee
Me: Hey, can you tell me what the japanese term for a throwing star is?”
Ninja that I’m talking to: Shuriken
Me: Cool what is it?
Ninja: **murders me**
8:33 PM · Feb 15, 2018
   
Twitter
creepy bug
@cryptipurple
ninja 1: hey can you tell me the japanese name for this throwing star again?
ninja 2: shuriken!
2:24 PM · Oct 16, 2018
   
Twitter
Zach
@Hateburn
“Can you name the Japanese concealed weapon that was used as a hidden dagger to distract or misdirect?”
Me: “Sure I can.”
9:20 PM · Jun 2, 2019
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/awcmonrly May 29, 2022
Hey dad, can you remember the Japanese word for a ninja throwing star?
Sure I can.
   
Twitter
stansdadjoker
@stansdadjoker
hey dad, can you remember the japanese word for a ninja throwing star?
sure i can.
10:22 AM · May 29, 2022
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Fnabble November 5, 2022
Can you name a Japanese weapon?
Sure I can!
 
Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/DoodDoes February 8, 2023
Can you name a Japanese weapon?
Shuriken

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