[Ads-l] Joke: Bartender meets a grasshopper

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 9 11:43:00 UTC 2015

Barry posted an entry recently about a grasshopper joke with citations
starting on August 18, 1961.

Entry title: A grasshopper walks into a bar..." (bar joke)
Date: January 31, 2015
Short link: http://bit.ly/1vzWPSM
Long link: http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/a_grasshopper_walks_into_a_bar/

Here is a citation with a date a few weeks earlier.

Date: July 24, 1961
Newspaper: Los Angeles Times
Newspaper Location: Los Angeles, California
Article: Ham On Ryon: It's Almost Too Pat to Be True
Author: Art Ryon
Quote Page B5, Column 1,
Database: ProQuest

[Begin excerpt]
Silliest story of the week: A bartender meets a grasshopper and is
pretty impressed. "Do you know," he asks, "that we have a drink named
after you?" This impresses the grasshopper. "Gee, imagine," he
exclaims, "a drink named Leonard!"
[End excerpt]

The joke was reprinted in the Omaha World Herald with an
acknowledgment to the LA Times.

Date: August 1, 1961
Newspaper: Omaha World Herald
Newspaper Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Article: Individualist (Acknowledgement: Art Ryon in Los Angeles Times)
Quote Page 16, Column 5
Database: GenealogyBank


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