Archive for October, 2008

Wednesday One-Liners Are Great – Just Ask Them

Guy: I finally found someone who’s as crazy about me as I am!

–1st Ave & 2nd St

Young guy to girlfriend: Sometimes I listen to myself and I think, “How do I know *so much* about marketing?”

–Downtown E Train

Guy to friend in movie theater, just before movie starts: Dude, my blog post today was *so* good.

–Loews Theater, 34th St

Girl: I’m attractive and I have a lot of friends!

–PATH Train

Overheard by: tb

Girl to friends: Hey guys… I’m really glad we’re us. Or else I’d be really jealous of us.

–West Village

Overheard by: Max

Wednesday Ugliners

Employee: I was eatin’ with my fried Okra and I vomited all over your fetus…and that’s why you’re so ugly.

–The Strand Bookstore

Overheard by: Dazzle

Girl on cell: Oh, please! That bitch is ugly and her cooch probably smells too, he can have her! Because I don’t need him or his greasy ass head or pencil dick. (pause) What? Oh, fuck you also! (hangs up and storms off)

–Columbus Circle

Overheard by: Rich

Serious gay black man on phone: Oh, please honey…there are just so many ugly white women in Europe…it’s got to be something in the water!

–45th & 8th Ave

Overheard by: Culturally Challenged

20-something guy on cell: She ain’t the prettiest bitch, but she got these crazy little hands.

–Throop & Macon, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Overheard by: elephantgiraffe

Hipster girl: I have ugly friends. I just don’t hang out with them on weekends.

–McCarren Park Pool

Overheard by: I don’t hang out with ugly people

Attractive tween to friends: And then Lindsay’s aunt came into the bathroom to comfort us and said, “pretty people always get blamed for things ugly people do.”

–W 65th St. & Columbus Ave

Mr. Yankovic’s Wednesday One-Liners

Random white male on cell: People thought I was weird as shit in high school… Cause I hung out with all the black people!

–Washington Square Park

Uptown girl: This place is…this is weird.

–St. Mark’s Place & 2nd Ave

Overheard by: Emily B.

Girl: She was weird. She had, like, a Midwestern accent or something. I think she was from Maine.

–Brooklyn Tech

Overheard by: Julie

Tattooed 20-something girl: He’s such a weirdo; I had to ask six times for his urine.

–J Train

Overheard by: Adam Nathan

Chick on cell: He’s had his dick in me, but I worry it would be out of line to Facebook friend him. Modern life is so weird.

–Columbia University

Wednesday One-Liners Buy Hardware for Their Software

Large black lesbian to friends going into a sex shop: I don’t wanna see no dildos unless I’m being fucked!

–Greenwich Village

Overheard by: J.D.

Mormon girl, loudly agreeing with friend: Yeah, I know, I know! I didn’t even know what a dildo was until I got here! Like, freshman year!

–Outside Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Overheard by: But what about a vibrator?

Loudest black girl in group of loud black teens: What I recommend, to every fuckin’ nigga, is the vibratin’ cock ring.

–14th St, Outside Urban Outfitters

Overheard by: Now curious about cockrings

Loud tourist girl: But Susan’s butt-plug was only $75.

–Orchard & Rivington

Overheard by: MattyB

Man with thick Brooklyn accent on cell: I got the thing…yes the fuckin thing for the thing…yes, but I’m tellin’ you the fuckin thing is definitely not big enough for her.

–31st St & 7th Ave

30-something woman to friend: So, between the time I got back from the meeting and the time you called me, I used my vibrator three times. (pauses and realizes everyone on the train is listening) Oh. Did I say that really loudly?

–D Train

Wednesday One-Liners Dig Deuteronomy

Old Jewish woman at the start of Yom Kippur: I think god wants me to be in a theater rather than in temple.

–45th & 8th

Little boy to friend: It wasn’t until last year that I realized that not everybody is Jews!

–Near Columbia

Overheard by: CSims

Gym receptionist discussing television series Mad Men: It’s sexist against women…and Jews, too!

–10th & 7th

Overheard by: Zack

Elderly Jewish woman, in hushed voice, to elderly Jewish man: My rabbi is an atheist who lives in Israel! What can you say?

–Brooklyn College

Overheard by: Rabbi’s Agnostic daughter

Goyish looking guy with toddler in stroller: Well, you know the Hebrews always like to celebrate the New Year – especially in a year that ends in ’69, if you know what I mean.

–Mercer & Broome

Overheard by: Garuda

Woman on cell: We’re on the bus run by Hassidic Jews, ya know, like Woody Allen… It’s like the Jewish express!… Nah, I’m covering up the phone so no one hears me.

–Vamoose Bus, Penn Station

Wednesday One-Liners Get Blotto Like Otto

Blonde to other: Don’t worry, within like an hour you’ll have Jameson running through your system.

–Staten Island Ferry Terminal

Girl on cell: I’m kind of hungover – I think that gin and tonic was a bad idea. I was already drunk, I don’t know why I felt the need to have one… And then I went home and made scrambled eggs, and then I wrote a long email to Jen* about how good they were and then I read it this morning and I was like “I am such an idiot!”

–Broadway & Great Jones

Overheard by: Lillian

Sorority girl on cell: Well, I’m going to have some champagne, but it’s not like I’m knocking back shots with the guys. (pause) Yeah, I know, I know, I’ll be careful. (pause) Don’t worry, mom, I’ve done worse drugs than drink before! (long pause) I don’t want to talk about it. (long long pause) So…I’m going to go horseback riding!

–Broadway & 34th St, Astoria

Overheard by: Horsies Are Pretty

Bartender: Ladies and gentlemen! Don’t run away from or by the bar! You have an hour to walk to your seats. Again, please do not run from the bar, run to it!

Wicked, Broadway

Girl to friend: I only get tipsy enough to go into the Virgin Megastore…

–2nd Ave & 10th St

Overheard by: Jonathan

Man to friend, about AA: Y’know, if I could drink like normal people, I’d get drunk every night.

–Central Park

Overheard by: John Tidyman

Girl to friend: When I told you to seize the moment I didn’t know you were drunk!

–Times Square

Overheard by: Rebecca

Wednesday One-Liners Lose Their Mittens

Large man on payphone: I’m gonna kill her, man! I’m gonna fuckin’ kill her! Then I’m gonna kill my cousin! I’m gonna go back to my house, kill that bitch, get my fuckin kittens, and kill my cousin! I want my kittens, man!

–SoHo

Overheard by: trying not to laugh

Father to kids: Which would you prefer, kitty casserole or puppy stew?

–72nd & Broadway

Suit: So one time I went into the bathroom and the cat was just like sitting on the toilet so I just unloaded on it. I told my roommate, like, “don’t touch the cat” and then later I saw his girlfriend playing with it and hugging and kissing it. It was very funny.

–Downtown 6 Train

Upset-looking college student on cell: Ugh! My cat almost just died…and you’re making this about your feelings?!

–Columbia Quad

Student: That’s okay, I’ll just eat my mom and fuck my cat.

–Pratt Institute

Overheard by: Toddlington

Student: Well, the situation in the essay is hopeless, you know? It’s like finding a kitten in the subway and you want to take it with you because kittens just don’t belong in the subway. But then you remember that you live in a building that doesn’t allow pets and your roommate is allergic. So, your roommate is going to hate you and your landlord is going to evict you. I realize this is a bad example. I just really want a kitten.

–Eugene Lang College

Overheard by: Colleen