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 May 02, 2016
“I asked a Frenchman if he played video games. He said Wii”

Nintendo’s Wii is a home video game console. The name sounds like the French word “oui” (meaning “yes”), prompting a pun:
   
“I asked a Frenchman if he played video games. He said Wii.”
   
“I asked a french bloke if he played video games. He said Wii” was cited on Twitter on November 18, 2009.
 
   
Wikipedia: Wii
The Wii (/ˈwiː/ wee) is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006. As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competes with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of the two others. As of the first quarter of 2012, the Wii leads its generation over PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in worldwide sales, with more than 101 million units sold; in December 2009, the console broke the sales record for a single month in the United States.
   
Twitter
Richard Clark
‏@rawker28
RT @VodkaChik: I asked a french bloke if he played video games.
He said Wii.
1:58 PM - 18 Nov 2009
 
Twitter
Hype
‏@HypeDaGreat
RT @FunnyJoker: I asked a french bloke if he played video games.  He said Wii. (LMFAO)
5:15 PM - 18 Nov 2009
 
Twitter
Ceri B
‏@Cezza_B
RT @honorman: I asked a French man if he liked video games. He said Wii !! [groan]
3:55 PM - 22 Nov 2009
 
Twitter
Gavin Dykes
‏@gavindk
RT @tomhcooper Asked a Frenchman if he liked gaming he said Wii… asked a scot and he said DS?
4:11 PM - 22 Nov 2009
 
Facebook
Retarded Puns
May 16, 2014 ·
I asked a Frenchman if he played video games. He said Wii.
   
Knowable
February 29, 2016
50 Ultimate Dad Jokes. Who Said Parenting Couldn’t Be Fun?
Sara Peters
(...)
23. I asked a French man if he played video games.
He said “wii”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Monday, May 02, 2016 • Permalink


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