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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 17, 2016
“Flies for the guys” (weightlifting saying)

Entry in progress—B.P.

“Curls for the girls” is a similar saying that has been cited in print since at least 1981. Other weightlifting sayings include “benches for the wenches,” “bis for the guys,” “calves for the chavs,” “cuts for the sluts,” “glutes for the sloots” “lats for the brats,” “no pecs, no sex,” “planks for the skanks,” “quads for the broads,” “rows for the hoes,” “squats for the hots,” “squats for the thots,” “squats for the twats,” “traps for the chaps” and “tris for the guys.”

Twitter
Morgan Baker
‏@morgbake
@obertate11 flies for the guys! #swollen
10:29 AM - 26 Jan 2012

Twitter
Ogereck
‏@JamesOgorek
Curls for the girls, Flies for the guys(; @bcalvey
1:02 PM - 22 Jun 2012

4chandata
Anonymous 2013-03-03 02:30:57 No.18148044
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ITT: we think of weightlifting related rhymes
Curls for the girls
Cuts for the sluts
give me your best fit!!
(pic unrelated but hilarious)
(...)
Anonymous 2013-03-03 02:32:01 No.18148064
Flyes for the guys.
>N-no hetero
(...)
Anonymous 2013-03-03 03:01:08 No.18148550
abs for the fags
flies for the guys
raises for the gayses

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ライダー BUNZ
‏@horrorbuns
Curls for the girls, traps for the chaps, squats for the thots, chest flies for the guys, overhead press for the under dressed.
3:06 PM - 20 Dec 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
Sunday, July 17, 2016 • Permalink