Archive for 2007

And, If You Do, Play Dead

Young girl: Are you okay? Are you okay?
Younger girl: [Nods.]Young girl: Do you wanna have fun? Do you wanna have fun?
Younger girl: Yeah.
Young girl: I have a hint for you: don’t fall down.

–Central Park

Overheard by: Lauren Wurf

He’s the Best Improvisational Lear in the Park

Crazy hobo pointing and screaming at a baby on dad’s shoulder: Fucking bitch! You fucking bitch! Get the fuck out of here, you fucking bitch! You fucking slob!
Father to daughter, laughing: Come on, honey, let’s go!

–Washington Square Park

Overheard by: tj

At the Very Least, We Can Play Beer Pong on It

15-year-old kid at stoop sale: Yo, I should totally buy this.
Friend #1: It’s a door. What are you going to do with a door?
15-year-old kid: Yeah, but it’s only 20 dollars.
Friend #2: You should definitely buy it.

–Carroll St, between 6th & 7th Ave, Park Slope

Overheard by: mervis

Nothing Like Faint Praise from the Unworthy

Outgoing misogynist: See, my friend gives you a nine, but that’s because he loves Puerto Rican women. I give you a seven-and-a-half. [Lady nods without looking up from her magazine.] So, what do you think?
Head-in-hands misogynist: I think you just embarrassed me.
Outgoing misogynist: I think you overshot with that nine, that’s what I think.

–4 train

Overheard by: Alex