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 April 09, 2017
“I run better than the government”

"I run better than the government” is a jocular one-line running saying that has been printed on many images. The saying was posted on Twitter on October 2, 2013.


Twitter
Austin Camey‏
@MrAmazingAustin
I run better than the government @StephenAtHome #BlazerPoliticalClass
2:12 PM - 2 Oct 2013

Twitter
JB‏
@jdburton98
I may not be a very fast runner, but at least I run better than the government.
2:15 PM - 13 Oct 2013

Twitter
Megan Moore‏
@mooremegan95
I run better than the government #tehee
3:31 PM - 14 Oct 2013

Twitter
Rigo Padilla‏
@RigoPadilla15
Best Sign At The #ChicagoMarathon read: “I Run Better Than The Government” #truth #governmentshutdown
4:11 PM - 14 Oct 2013

Run, Selfie, Repeat
36 HILARIOUS RUNNING SHIRTS
August 21, 2014
(...)
16. I RUN BETTER THAN THE GOVERNMENT

Twitter
Running Quotes‏
@Running_Junkie
“I Run Better Than The Government” ~ Seen on a T-Shirt
7:40 AM - 25 Nov 2014

Mommies With Style
10 HILARIOUS RUNNING TANKS FOR RUNNERS WITH ATTITUDE
June 8, 2015 by Whitney
(...)
I Run Better Than the Government, $23

14 November 2016, The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon), “Beirut Marathon draws thousands” by Victoria Yan:
The event was nationally televised and some participants used the opportunity to make a political point. “At the start line I noted one woman wearing a sign saying, ‘I run better than the government,’” O’Regan said.

9 February 2017, New Haven (CT) Register, “Randall Beach: Running for refugees meant running for ‘the heart and soul of America’”:
Here’s the funniest sign I saw during the race: “I run better than the government.”

Sun Journal (New Bern, NC)
New Bern’s Todd Whisnant opens Coastal Sole shoe shop
By Eddie Fitzgerald
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Updated Mar 9, 2017 at 5:02 PM
(...)
The store will have three employees including Whisnant and carry top brand walking and running shoes like Brooks, New Balance, Merrell, Saucony, and Mizuno. There are also Spenco insoles; running apparel; specialty T-shirts, like “I run better than the government,” “Will run for beer;” and Gu protein packets and stickers for runners.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Sunday, April 09, 2017 • Permalink