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The Nicean Coun­cil, 2005

Do­mini­can woman: “…an­ge­les y ar­can­ge­les y cherubimes.”…Cuales son cheru­bimes?
Do­mini­can teen #1: Cheru­bims? Those are those an­gel ba­bies, you know, with the wings?
Do­mini­can teen #2: Yeah, like the ones on your show­er cur­tain?
Do­mini­can teen #1: Right.
Do­mini­can woman: Y cuales son ar­can­ge­les?
Do­mini­can teen #1: Ohhh…those are those big ones, with the big wings. And they’re old­er.

–Rosa’s Hair Sa­lon, Williams­burg

Over­heard by: Michael Kane

Re­mem­ber When Wednes­day One-Lin­er Were Black?

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

We’re Bringin’ Wednes­day One-Lin­ers Back

African tourist: All New York­ers are sexy! That’s why I love this city. Every­where I go, sexy. The cops, the peo­ple…

–Broad­way & Cham­bers St.

Metro news­pa­per guy: Hey sexy man, take a metro and be a lot sex­i­er!

–34th & 7th

Over­heard by: Do­ra Wat­son

Loud fresh­man boy, en­ter­ing cafe­te­ria with more fresh­men: And she pinched my nip­ple, but it was sexy!

–Ed­ward R. Mur­row High School

Over­heard by: Kris S.

Stu­dent com­ment­ing on a paint­ing of Mary and Je­sus by Raphael: In this paint­ing Mary has a lit­tle more of a…I don’t know, sex­u­al au­ra. Her face is more nar­row, I can kind of see her breast. She has her leg bent in a sexy way kind of like say­ing “I’m not a vir­gin any­more”.

–Co­lum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty Art Hu­man­i­ties Class

Over­heard by: Go­ing to Hell

Skanky mom to three-year-old son: Hey sexy!

–Cen­tral Park

Over­heard by: ri­ana

Busi­ness­woman to an­oth­er: Who’s your sexy hoe?

–33rd St & Park

Tween girl with sci­ence text­book: You don’t un­der­stand cloning? Okay, let me tell you about it. It’s sexy as hell… [lat­er] I stayed af­ter class to get him to teach me about meio­sis and it was re­al­ly hot. I got so horny!

–F Train

Any­thing in the Mid­dle of Nowhere Counts As ‘Down South’

Hait­ian work­er #1: Yo, no of­fense, but that’s what I don’t like about black girls.
Hait­ian work­er #2: Yeah…
Hait­ian work­er #1: You got­ta find your­self a good white girl. And not just one from, like, Bal­ti­more, ’cause they mad ghet­to. You got­ta find a good white girl from, like, In­di­anapo­lis, You know, down South.

–Gray’s Pa­paya, Chelsea

Wednes­day One-Lin­ers Built the Tow­er of Ba­bel

Guy: Hey! Where’s my Su­danese pussy from Chi­na­town?

–14th & Uni­ver­si­ty

Guy on cell: I’ll meet you at the cor­ner by the store with Chi­nese writing…Hey, wait a minute. All the fuck­ing signs around here have Chi­nese writ­ing.

–Walk­er & Lafayette

Over­heard by: Wolf

Guy on cell: So, if this is true, then Drac­u­la’s na­tive lan­guage would be Hun­gar­i­an rather than Ro­man­ian. And I think that is im­por­tant for my re­search.

–An­thol­o­gy Film Archives, 2nd St & 2nd Ave

Over­heard by: nosy cinephile

Teen girl: This bag is mad Aztec.

–13th & Uni­ver­si­ty

Co-Work­er: So, did she men­tion any­thing about Mex­i­cans?

–Of­fice, W 36th St

Over­heard by: Evan

Well-Trav­eled girl: Mex­i­co is not a Third-World coun­try. JFK is.

–Tea Lounge, Park Slope

Small child: Mom­my, look! You can tell he’s Mex­i­can by his eyes!

–Bod­ies ex­hib­it, South Street Sea­port

White girl, to Asian girl: So wait, is he just not Japan­ese or not in­ter­est­ed?

–Wal­greens, Union Square

Over­heard by: Goldie

Busi­ness­woman: Well you can’t kill a Viet­namese man be­cause that would just cost too much.

–I Trul­li restau­rant, E 27th St

Hobo: You’re not Pol­ish; you just think you’re Pol­ish!

–Tomp­kins Square Park

Voice over in­ter­com: Will the for­eign ex­change stu­dent please come to the cashier.

–Cen­tu­ry 21

Sassy chick: I can’t be­lieve she’s mov­ing to fuck­ing Cam­bo­dia to live with a fuck­ing crick­et-hunter she’s on­ly known for two months!

–TGI Fri­day’s, 52nd & 7th

Over­heard by: Shaina