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
“The world is full of apathy, but I don’t care”

"The world is full of apathy, but I don’t care” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on bumper stickers. “The world’s full of apathy, but I don’t care” has been cited in print since at least 1997 and is of unknown authorship. The saying has been included in many website lists of oxymoronic statements.


9 December 1984, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), “Mary, Mary” by Mary Strassmeyer, pg. 42-P, col. 1:
BUMPER STICKING...Spotted on the West Side: ‘The trouble with this country is apathy—but I don’t care.”

9 August 1997, The Spectator (Hamilton, Ontario), “Truths...,” Weekend, pg. W2:
The world’s full of apathy, but I don’t care.

24 October 1997, Roanoke (VA) Times, “When dense is not describing a forest”:
“The world is full of apathy, but I don’t care.”

Google Books
Oxymorons and Other Contradictions
By Wrong Way
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2005
Pg. 85:
The world is full of apathy, but I don’t care

LiveJournal
youcrazything wrote,
2005-12-01 00:51:00
The world’s full of apathy, but I don’t care
Word of the day: apathy

contretemps
tuesday, january 10, 2006
“The world is full of apathy but I don’t care.”
Ironic?

Google Books
The Father’s Plan:
A Bible Study for Dads

By Robert Wolgemuth
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2010
Pg. 125:
BUMPER STICKER WISDOM
(...)
The world is full of apathy, but I don’t care.

Rich Hancock’s Free Radio Show Prep
TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
Tuesday Show Features
(...)
Rich’s thought to ponder:
The world’s full of apathy...but I don’t care.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Saturday, November 10, 2012 • Permalink