South African man to friend: Listen to what I just found out the other day… my friend’s family owned Michael Jackson’s family!
Guy to friend (about a Halloween party): Dude, it’s a totally corporate made-up holiday, but yeah, I’ll dress up as Michael Jackson.
–Duane Reade, Union Square
Overheard by: Traczie
Professor: It’s not as simple as black and white anymore. I mean, what color is Tiger Woods? What color is Barack Obama? What color is Michael Jackson?
–History of American Women Class, Pace University
Crazy hobo: This is the 2 Express Train! (a few minutes later) Goddammit, I been waiting two hours for the train! Now I gonna be too late for my lunch with Michael Jackson!
–66th Street Subway Platform
Overheard by: Seth
Little kid to another: You sicken everyone! Even Michael Jackson!
–161st St & 3rd Ave, The Bronx
Overheard by: li’l squeaker