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 July 18, 2016
“Education is important, but big biceps are importanter”

"Education is important, but [X] is importanter” is a jocular line that has been printed on T-shirts, posters and ecards. “Education is important, but big biceps are importanter” was cited on Twitter on June 6, 2012, but the meme went viral after it was posted on Twitter on May 14, 2013.

“Education is important but drinking a lot of beer is importanter.” was cited on Twitter on May 31, 2013. “Education is important but sex is importanter” was cited on Twitter on June 14, 2013. “An education is important but racing is importanter” was cited on Twitter on July 5, 2013.


Twitter
Salad Leaf
‏@LeafSalad
Education is important, but big biceps are importanter.
1:56 AM - 6 Jun 2012

Twitter
James Jackson Jnr
‏@HonkyDaFonky
education is important, but big biceps are importanter
8:13 AM - 14 May 2013

Twitter
Gage Towne
‏@GageTowne
Education is important but drinking a lot of beer is importanter.
10:07 PM - 31 May 2013

Twitter
Luopean
‏@freddie_rich
Education is important but sex is importanter. :D
5:26 PM - 14 Jun 2013

Twitter
Morgan Wheeler
‏@capmorgs_
An education is important but racing is importanter
2:58 PM - 5 Jul 2013

Google Books
Simp-Lee the Best:
My Autobiography

By Lee McCulloch
Edinburgh: Black & White Publishing Ltd
2013
Pg. ?:
However, as I often used to say to my teachers, ‘Education is important, but football is more importanter!’

WeKnowMemes
Education Is Important But…
– MAY 31, 2013
Education is important but big biceps are importanter

Google Books
Business English
By Mary Ellen Guffey and Carolyn M. Seefer
Boston, MA: Cengage Learning
2014
Pg. 219:
Hand-written sign in a gym: “Education is important, but big biceps are importanter.”

reddit
“Education is important but cold beer is more importanter.” (imgur.com)
submitted August 9, 2014 by Jarriko

Hockey’s Future
Red Deer’s Nogier not a rebel when it comes to his schooling
By Glen Erickson
January 19th, 2015
(...)
There is a tee shirt slogan making the rounds these days, one that reads, “Education is important, but hockey is importanter”. With apologies to its creator, the tongue-in-cheek phrase is far from flattering.

YouTube
Education is Important, but bigger biceps are Importanter
Josh Bridgman Fitness
Published on May 8, 2015
Bench Press: worked up to a few doubles on the slingshot.

Red Bull
Day by day behind the scenes from the Erzbergrodeo
By Paul Keith / Robert Lynn / Oliver Schran on 29 May 2016
(...)
They say an education is important but racing is more importanter!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Monday, July 18, 2016 • Permalink