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 August 17, 2018
“I was addicted to eating frozen poultry, but I quit cold turkey”

“Cold turkey” is defined as a sudden stop to a dependency (such as smoking or drugs). “Now Xmas is over for my new years resolution i’m going to beat my addiction to frozen poultry products - i’m going cold turkey” is a pun that was posted on Twitter by Jonners H on January 4, 2010. “I’m addicted to frozen poultry.  Think I might have to go cold turkey” was posted on Twitter by John McBain on October 21, 2011.
 
“I have a serious addiction to frozen poultry…  I’m trying to quit cold turkey” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on August 1, 2018. “I was addicted to eating frozen poultry. But I quit cold turkey” was posted on Twitter by My Heart Will Goran on August 16, 2018.
   
Several forms of the pun are popular at Thanksgiving. “I used to be addicted to Thanksgiving leftovers. I had to quit cold turkey” is a related joke.
         
       
Wikipedia: Cold turkey
“Cold turkey” refers to the abrupt cessation of a substance dependence and the resulting unpleasant experience, as opposed to gradually easing the process through reduction over time or by using replacement medication.
 
Twitter
Jonners H
@JonnersH
Now Xmas is over for my new years resolution i’m going to beat my addiction to frozen poultry products - i’m going cold turkey
6:23 PM - 4 Jan 2010
   
Twitter
Paul Eggleston
@pauleggleston
Friend of mine is addicted to frozen poultry. I told him to go cold turkey, but I don’t think it helped.
3:39 AM - 27 Feb 2011
   
Twitter
John McBain
@John_CARLEASING
I’m addicted to frozen poultry.  Think I might have to go cold turkey….......... ba dumf!
3:43 PM - 21 Oct 2011
         
Twitter
Chris Watts
@BrutusWatts
I’m addicted to frozen poultry. Think I might have to go cold turkey.
4:26 PM - 30 Aug 2013
 
Twitter
i write what i love
@thakeebman
I used to have a thing for frozen poultry but then I quit cold turkey. #Punny
9:36 PM - 15 May 2015
 
Twitter
Steven Brust
@StevenBrust
I have a bad habit of buying frozen poultry. I think I’ll have to quit cold turkey.
7:49 PM - 6 Jun 2015
   
Twitter
Andy
@ThrendenJenkins
I used to be addicted to frozen poultry until I quit cold turkey
9:58 PM - 4 Jan 2018
 
Reddit—Jokes
I have a serious addiction to frozen poultry…
submitted August 1, 2018 by Geoffrey_Scrutinous
... I’m trying to quit cold turkey
 
Reddit—Dad Jokes
My friend was addicted to eating frozen poultry (self.dadjokes)
submitted August 16, 2018 by Huardy
He quit cold turkey
 
Twitter
My Heart Will Goran
@Trilliam_Yeats
I was addicted to eating frozen poultry.
But I quit cold turkey.
7:58 PM - 16 Aug 2018 from California, USA

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, August 17, 2018 • Permalink


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