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 May 24, 2017
“It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m quite busy”

"It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m quite busy” is jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images. “It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy” was posted with other “Useful phrases at work” on the newsgroup rec.humor on April 16, 1999.


Google Groups: rec.arts.disney.parks
Craig’s Splash Mtn TR: A Reformed Ride Chicken
A/B/C/E Floro
4/1/99
(...)
Beth Floro
TDC 7 Dwarfs
--
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy…

Google Groups: soc.culture.irish
jokin around
Xbelfast
4/14/99
(...)
SOME PHRASES THAT MAY BE APPROPRIATE ON SCI :
(...)
24. It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Useful phrases at work
wh...@my-dejanews.com
4/16/99
(...)
> It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at
> the cellular level I’m really quite busy.

Google Groups: rec.martial-arts.moderated
Gaining flexibility for side kicks
Angie
6/7/99
(...)
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.

Google Groups: comp.ai.games
evaluation function in othello
William Brodie-Tyrrell
6/22/99
(...)
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m quite busy.

Google Groups: comp.lang.perl.misc
Copying from the web: Problems with a script
Ryan Kinder
8/2/00
(...)
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m quite busy

Google Groups: microsoft.public.access
Possible for a Data Access Page?
Homeslice
11/5/04
(...)
It may seem like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level, I’m quite busy.

Twitter
Lowland Plough‏
@tblups
“It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level
I’m really quite busy.” grin (read)
7:01 AM - 22 Jan 2008

Google Books
The Snark Handbook:
A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring

By Lawrence Dorfman
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2009
Pg. 43:
I might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level, I’m really quite busy.

Twitter
Nicolas Saint-Pierre‏
@Croustyboy
It might look like I’m doing nothing but at the cellular level I’m quite busy
11:08 AM - 23 Oct 2009

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
Compiled by Grant Tucker
London, UK: Biteback Publishing Ltd
2012
Pg. ?:
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.

Twitter
Diana Harris‏
@dhintuitive
It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m quite busy. ~Unknown smile
12:11 PM - 1 Apr 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 • Permalink