Archive for the ‘Magic’ Category

What Is Art? Are We Art? Are Wednes­day One-Lin­ers Art?

Old­er gay guy on cell: In the 60s, you did­n’t need to have pas­sion or tal­ent to be an artist; you just need­ed to have a van, be­cause no one else was go­ing to haul your shit­ty art around.

–7th Ave & 14th St

Over­heard by: Miss C

Girl read­ing sign at Frank Lloyd Wright mu­se­um: Oh… He was an ar­chi­tect!

–Guggen­heim Mu­se­um

Over­heard by: An­tar­tic

Mom to lit­tle girl: If you look at too much art in one day, you’ll turn in­to a stat­ue.


Guy on phone: Yeah, she said she did­n’t think I would want to go, but why the fuck not? I’ll go to a fuck­ing mu­se­um if I fuck­ing want to. I’ll look at some paint­ings and shit.

–Down­town Brook­lyn

Over­heard by: Mark McLaugh­lin

12-year-old boy, look­ing at Pi­cas­so paint­ings: This is to­tal­ly my thing, man, it’s like free porn.


Wednes­day One-Lin­ers: Fact or Fic­tion?

Guy: It’s like Au­gust: Os­age Coun­ty, but with zom­bies.

–Man­hat­tan The­atre Source

Over­heard by: Emi­ly B.

Girl: You know what they say: two in the bush, one in the wiz­ard.

–Dorm, Pratt In­sti­tute

Col­lege stu­dent: Ghosts? They’re like VT!

–186th St & Am­s­ter­dam

Black fe­male suit on cell: Yeah, well you bet­ta hope Tin­k­a­bell comes along… Or who­ev­er the fuck it is who grants you ya damn wish­es!

–Penn Sta­tion

Over­heard by: emi­ly d.

An­noyed man on cell walk­ing down stairs: No, mom, I don’t know what were­wolves eat! No, mom, I don’t! Mom, I can’t talk right now, I’m go­ing in­to the sub­way!

–Union Square Sub­way En­trance

Over­heard by: Masked Avenger

Why Stephen Hawk­ing Re­tired: Ex­plained

Chu­lo #1: What sign are you?
Chu­la: Aries. You?
Chu­lo #2: Ass­hole. That’s his sign: ass­hole.
Chu­lo #1: Naw, man. It’s can­cer.
Chu­lo #2: Why do so many peo­ple be­lieve in that as­trol­o­gy shit?
Chu­lo #1: Be­cause it’s true!
Chu­la: It’s so true. I’ve got all the per­son­al­i­ty traits. Like, I think I know every­thing. I get along re­al well with Leos, we’re all bossy to­geth­er. What sign are you?
Chu­lo #2: Scor­pio.
(chu­la and chu­lo #1 laugh know­ing­ly)
Chu­la: Oh, yeah, you know what that means. You’re a lover.
Chu­lo #2: Ha ha, yeah?
Chu­la: You see some­one and like that, you’re in love. And then, two weeks lat­er, you don’t want noth­ing to do with her.
Chu­lo #2: Um… No… I mean, not re­al­ly…
Chu­lo #1: Yeah, man, it’s all true. Writ­ten in the stars.

–Down­town A Train

Over­heard by: Rose Fox

The Books Are Over, Wednes­day One-Lin­er, Deal With It.

Grad stu­dent: It’s like Hog­warts. Witch­es go to Hog­warts. They don’t go to Har­vard Witch Man­age­ment.

–Think Cof­fee, Mer­cer & W 4th

Over­heard by: this anal­o­gy makes no sense

Ger­man dude to oth­er Ger­man dude, in rapid Ger­man: Volde­mort! And Dum­b­le­dore!

–96th & Broad­way

Over­heard by: LeLeLe

Teen girl: He said that Dum­b­le­dore takes it up the ass. Se­ri­ous­ly.

–1 train

Over­heard by: Sil­ver­hawk

High school thug girl: Yo dead ass, Har­ry Pot­ter is hot.

–Hous­ton & Green

Over­heard by: chedr

Per­vert­ed tween: I won­der how many old women are in­to Dum­b­le­dore. They must be like “oooooohh! Dum­b­le­dooooooore!”

–D train

Over­heard by: tanech­ka

Drunk 20-some­thing woman on cell: I’ve fall­en off the Volde­mort wag­on!

–Port Au­thor­i­ty

Over­heard by: McF­reaky