Girl: I should just drink a lot, like, a lot a lot a lot, and see what happens. –12th & 3rd
Technophile: Is that, like, a virtual reality machine?!
Empiricist: Um, I think it’s a tanning booth. –Portfino Sun and Beauty Spa, 37th & 3rd
Hipster #1 listening to Arabic music: Is this Sting?
Hipster #2: They aren’t even speaking English! –Le Rendez-Vous Cafe Overheard by: Pete
Girl looking in mirror: You know what? I would make a really good-looking crack whore.
Boy: What? … Probably. –Weinstein Residence Hall, NYU Overheard by: Emily Headline by: Ethan Runners-Up: · “All he heard was “whore”” – Marigumi · “Holding the mirror between her legs” – anne nahm · “I’ll agree with whatever gets me laid” – Dustin · “Lose a few teef, add a few bruises, I be shinin'” – Dingolite · “This Is Your Brain on Uggs” – NK
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Dumb tourist: Excuse me, am I heading toward the Empire State Building?
New Yorker: No, you're in Brooklyn!
Dumb tourist: So… Does that mean I'm really far off? –Park Slope
Girl #1: My brother drives between Alaska and Colorado once a year. It’s a really long drive.
Girl #2: Wait… I thought Alaska wasn’t connected to America.
Guy: It’s connected to Canada.
Girl #2: So, there’s like, a bridge?
Guy: No. It’s connected to Canada.
Girl #2: No, it’s not! It’s an island. Canada breaks up over there.
Guy: I swear to god, it’s connected to Canada.
Girl #2: No! –Coffee shop, Mercer & 3rd
Guy: So people ask me, “What am I?”, and I say, “Firstly, I’m a person and an American.” It’s such a contextual paradox. I just can’t explain it.
Guy: I just said I can’t explain it, it’s a contextual paradox. –N train
Hipster girl #1 as priest boards train: Oh my god, it’s a priest…!
Hipster girl #2: Shit, we have to be good! We’ll go to hell! Shit! I just said, ‘Shit’! I am going to hell!
Hipster girl #1: He’s staring at us now! –Metro North train, 125th St, Harlem
Student: Well, like, trickle down economics works on a small scale.
TA: In what circumstances do you mean?
Student: Well, like, in third world countries… You give a family a cow, or you can give them two cows, and then they watch them mate and they sell their milk.
TA: [Silence.] –NYU classroom, 13th & 4th
Girl: And it’s so weird to ask Jews if they are German. I just feel weird doing it, because of the Nazis and all. –Columbia University Overheard by: Dan