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 July 09, 2020
“Thank you for calling the incontinence hotline. Please hold”

Many people call a business, only to hear, “Please hold!”  “Incontinence Hotline - please hold” is a joke that was posted on the newsgroup rec.arts.theatre.musicals on June 9, 1994.
 
The joke has been printed on many images.
       
 
Google Groups: rec.arts.theatre.musicals
Pop goes the Sondheim
Ted Marcus
6/9/94
(...)
* SLMR 2.1a * “Incontinence Hotline - please hold.”
 
Google Groups: rec.food.cooking
How long before storing ground beef
Bill Stoneman
4/21/96
(...)
Incontinence Hotline….please hold…
 
Google Groups: soc.retirement
Incontinence Hotline
Capitalist Pig
1/1/04
Please hold….....
     
Twitter
WeirdRalph
@weirdralph
Hello, you’ve reached the incontinence hotline… Please hold.
10:12 PM · Jun 11, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Funnyshit
@ShiTaTwit
Working the urologist’s answering service: “Incontinence hotline, can you please hold”.
2:30 PM · Jul 18, 2010·Twitter Web Client
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/paul99501 July 11, 2017
I called the Incontinence Hotline today…
...they said, “Please Hold.”
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Robot-Downey-Jr January 1, 2019
“Incontinence hotline. Please hold!”
 
Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/VERBERD July 9, 2020
“Thank you for calling the incontinence hotline….“PLEASE HOLD.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, July 09, 2020 • Permalink


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