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 04, 2020
“What do you call a part-time orchestra leader?”/“A semi-conductor.”

“Semiconductor:  A part-time orchestra leader” was posted on the newsgroup misc.legal on February 16, 1992. “‘It was not so long ago,’ said the politico Geraldine Ferraro, ‘that people thought semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and microchips were very, very small snack foods’” was printed in The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, TN) on February 20, 1996.
   
“What do you call an orchestra conductor that works part time?  A semi conductor” was posted on Twitter by Doug Wolfe - WAND TV on January 13, 2013. “What do you call a part-time orchestra leader? A semi-conductor” was posted on Twitter by Bill Lagerquist on December 20, 2018.
       
 
Google Groups: misc.legal
fast micro: i ordered
hilary miller
2/16/92
(...)
þ DeLuxeý 1.21 #11645 ú Semiconductor:  A part-time orchestra leader.
 
Google Groups: alt.folklore.urban
Torches and International Ambiguity (Re: unusual product warnings)
Charles Lasner
9/7/93
(...)
cj “I’d rather be a part-time orchestra leader than a semi-conductor”
       
Newspapers.com
20 February 1996, The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, TN),  L. M. Boyd syndicated column, pg. A4, col. 5:
“It was not so long ago, ” said the politico Geraldine Ferraro, “that people thought semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and microchips were very, very small snack foods.”
   
Google Groups: alt.callahans
Punday Night
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
1/20/00
(...)
ps what do you call a part time leader of an orchestra?
a semi-conductor!
             
Google Books
February 2000, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 57, col. 3:
Daffynition: Semiconductor — a part-time orchestra leader. — Eric Branch, Orem, Utah.
 
Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak: 4-7-00
Stan Kegel
4/8/00
(...)
Semiconductor: Part-time musician (Cathleen Shoemaker)
 
Twitter
Launa Virgo
@launavirgo
It was not so long ago that people thought semiconductors were part-time orchestra leaders and microchips were very, very small snack foods.
5:26 PM · May 18, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Lord Likely ♚
@lordlikely
I’ve a chum who conducts for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He only works part-time, so I suppose he is a semi-conductor.
5:43 PM · Sep 12, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Tony Gruber
@TG55
So if Stephanie ends up as a part time orchestra leader at a school, I guess she would be a semi-conductor?
8:02 AM · Dec 26, 2011·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Doug Wolfe - WAND TV
@WANDTVDoug
What do you call an orchestra conductor that works part time?  A semi conductor.
5:19 PM · Jan 13, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
John W. Bast
@jwbast
If you direct an orchestra part-time, are you a semi-conductor?
9:28 AM · Feb 1, 2013 from Essex, Ontario·Twitter for iPad
 
Twitter
Bill Lagerquist
@BillLagerquist
What do you call a part-time orchestra leader? A semi-conductor.
2:50 AM · Dec 20, 2018·Twitter for iPhone
 
Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/02K30C1 May 3, 2020
I got a part time job directing an orchestra
So you could call me a semi-conductor

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Monday, May 04, 2020 • Permalink


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