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.

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Entry from November 10, 2012
“Your child may be an honor student, but you’re still an idiot”

Many automobile bumper stickers declare that a driver’s child has made a school’s honor roll. “Your child may be an honor(s) student, but you’re still an idiot” is a jocular bumper sticker reply. “Your kid may be an honor student but you’re still an IDIOT!” has been cited in print since at least 1996 and is of unknown authorship.

Variations include “"Your kid may be an honor student, but you’re a friggin’ moron” and “Your kid may be an honor student, but your driving sucks.” Similar bumper stickers include “My kid beat up your honor student” and “My kid got your honor student pregnant.” “My kid is an honor student & my president is an idiot” was a bumper sticker in the 2000s, during the presidency of George W. Bush.


Google Groups: talk.bizarre
the reverse-psychology major
10/29/96
(...)
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 16:59:37 -0600 (CST)
From: Josh Davis
Reply-To: Josh Davis
To:
Subject: HUMOR: bumper stickers - warning its long
(...)
“Your kid may be an honor student but you’re still an IDIOT!”

20 January 1997, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), “Wacky Questions”:
“Your kid may be an honor student but you’re still an idiot.”

21 January 1997, Altoona (PA) Mirror, “Bumpermania,” pg. C2, col. 4:
Your kid may be an honor student, but you’re still an idiot.

4 April 1997, Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), “Talk of the Town” by Norm Clarke:
Bumper sticker sighting: “Your kid may be an honor student but you’re still an IDIOT!”

Google News Archive
8-9 May 1997, Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), “Bumper crop of bumper stickers might drive you to distraction” (New York Times News Service), pg. C9, col. 2:
Your kid may be an honors student, but you’re still an idiot.

6 August 1998, Washington (DC) Post, “Still More: The Best T-Shirts of 1998 “ by Bob Levey, pg. C16:
“Your Kid May Be an Honor Student But You’re Still an Idiot”—anonymous.

22 May 2001, Chicago (IL) Sun-Times, “Mongolia offers more than a mouthful of fun” by Zay N. Smith, pg. 30:
Bumper sticker sighted in Columbus, Ohio:
“YOUR KID MAY BE AN HONOR STUDENT BUT YOU’RE A MORON.”

Tampa Bay (FL) Times
Alonso High students joining military should be saluted
By Ernest Hooper, Metro Columnist
In Print: Friday, November 13, 2009
(...)
Seen on a bumper sticker: Your Child May Be An Honor Student, But You Drive Like An Idiot.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Saturday, November 10, 2012 • Permalink