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 January 06, 2023
“I need a battery so I can tell the time.”/“Is it for a clock?” (joke)

A joke has a person enter a clock store (or a battery store):
 
Customer: I need a battery so I can tell the time.
Employee: Is it for a clock?
Customer: I don’t know! That’s why I need a battery!

 
The joke is that “Is it for a clock?” is taken by the customer to mean “Is it four o’clock?” The joke was posted on Reddit—Jokes on January 24, 2021.
 
       
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Eichmil January 24, 2021
I need a battery
I walked into Battery World and asked for a specific battery.
The guy said “Is it for a clock?”
I said “I don’t know, that’s why I need a battery!!”
     
Twitter
Adrian English 🖤🤍🤓
@adyenglish
I went to the shop and said, “I need a battery so I can tell the time.”
The man said, “Is it for a clock?”
I said, “I don’t fucking know, that’s why I asked you for a battery.”
2:10 PM · Dec 9, 2021
   
Twitter
The Meghaning™ Official
@the_meghaning
me: i need a battery so i can tell the time
clerk: is it for a clock
me: [leaning close] i don’t know that’s why i need a battery
3:03 PM · Jan 22, 2022
   
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/808gecko808 May 6, 2022
I went to the store and said to the worker, “I need a battery so I can tell the time.” He asked, “Is it for a clock?” I answered…
“I don’t know! That’s why I need the battery!”
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/808gecko808 May 7, 2022
I said to my son, “I need a battery so I can tell the time.” He asked, “Is it for a clock?” I answered…
“I don’t know! That’s why I need the battery!”
 
Twitter
Robert Wilkinson
@robertwlk
I said to my son, “I need a battery so I can tell the time.”
He asked, “Is it for a clock?”
I answered, “I don’t know! That’s why I need the battery!”
3:58 AM · Jun 4, 2022
   
Twitter
Bob Golen
@BobGolen
“I need a battery so I can tell the time.”
“Is it for a clock?”
“I don’t know.  That’s why I need the battery.”
10:41 PM · Jul 26, 2022
 
Reddit—Memes
Posted by u/Chasith December 30 2022
you’ll have to check the comments for this one
(The following text is shown on an image. A person speaks with an employee at a clock store.—ed.)
“I need a battery so I can tell the time.”
“Is it for a clock?”
“I don’t know! That’s why I need the batteries.”
 
Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/madazzahatter January 7, 2023
I said to my son, “I need a battery so I can tell the time.” He asked, “Is it for a clock?” I answered…
“I don’t know! That’s why I need the battery!”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Friday, January 06, 2023 • Permalink


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