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 September 23, 2022
“Fifty female pigs plus fifty male deer equals one hundred sows and bucks”

A joke tells an easy way to get rich. Get 50 female pigs and 50 male deer and you will have one hundred sows and bucks ($100,000, or “one hundred thousand bucks”). The joke has been cited in print since at least 1961.
             
   
Newspapers.com
22 November 1961, Pasadena (CA) Independent, “I Only Heard” by Doug McMann, pg. 9, col. 5:
Feel like being RIDDLED? If you had 100 female pigs and 100 male rabbits how much money would you have? Answer: One hundred sows and bucks. Thanks to the Y’s Cracker for this one.
 
Newspapers.com
29 September 1965, Berwick (PA) Enterprise, “From the Office Window,” pg. 4, col. 1:
WE ENJOYED a gag told us by Ted Glenn…“If you have 50 female hogs and 50 male deer, what would you have?”...The answer—“One hundred-sows-and-bucks.”
 
Newspapers.com
19 September 1976, The Sunday Pantagraph (Bloomington-Normal, IL), pg. D-6, col. 8 ad:
JOKE OF THE WEEK!
I have discovered an easy way to get rich. You buy fifty female pigs and fifty male deer and put them together. Then you will have one hundred sows and bucks.
 
Google Books
October 1977, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 84, col. 2:
Little boy: I’m going to rich when I grow up!
Older brother: How are you going to do that?
Little boy: I’m going to buy 100 male deer and 100 sows. Then I’ll have a hundred sows and bucks. — Craig Heilman, Eau Claire, Wis.
 
Google Books
July 1983, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 73, col. 1:
Clark: I’m going to get rich by getting 50 female pigs and 50 male deer.
Kent: What! How will getting 50 female pigs and 50 male deer make you rich?
Clark: Because then I’ll have a 100 sows and bucks.—Andrew E. Shappell, Reading, Penn.
 
Twitter
Shane Adams
@shaneofmemphis
What do you call 50 pigs and 50 deer? A hundred sows and bucks.
10:08 AM · Jun 16, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/safetyinthenumbers November 9, 2013
What do you have when you have 50 female pigs and 50 male deer?
100 Sows and bucks.
     
Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/MyOpinion2 December 6, 2013
What do you get when you cross fifty female pigs and fifty male deer?
One hundred sows and bucks.
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/cjdeaton97 January 13, 2017
What do you get when you put 50 deer and 50 female pigs in a pen together?
A hundred sows and bucks!
   
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/SuperJew113 March 20, 2018
What do you call fifty female pigs and fifty male deer?
A hundred sows and bucks.
 
Facebook
Indian Hills Community Sign
September 23, 2022 at 1:28 PM ·
FIFTY FEMALE PIGS
PLUS FIFTY
MALE DEER EQUALS
ONE HUNDRED
SOWS AND BUCKS

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Friday, September 23, 2022 • Permalink


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