Archive for 2009

We Were With Him Until “Came Out Of the Ice.” How About You?

Crazy man: I would like to see that Hermes (pronounces it Her-MEES) scarf.
Man selling scarves and necklaces: It’s pronounced air-mess. If you can’t pronounce it, you probably can’t afford it.
Crazy man: But in Greek it’s pronounced Her-MEES.
Man selling scarves and necklaces: That has nothing to do with this scarf. The French can call it whatever they want.
Crazy man, to himself as he walks away: The French? The french with their Louis XIV wanting to be called the Sun King? What do the French know? They just came out of the ice! They don’t know anything about anything!
Man selling scarves and necklaces, to himself: If you can’t prononuce it, you can’t afford it. That’s funny.

–17th & 6th

Overheard by: Siena

What Happens When You Cheat on the Test

Dude #1: Dude, you’re gonna love pediatrics!
Dude #2: Dude, I know. Dude! I was at the clinic, and there was this girl, you know, already laid back in the chair. She was waiting for something, I don’t know, I don’t know what she was waiting for, but she was already back in the chair, and… dude, she was sick hot. Like, she was a local, but she looked like a Dominican Jennifer Lopez.
Dude #1: Dude, you’re gonna have so much fun with that!
Dude #2: I know, dude. I’m gonna fuckin lay my talons into that shit. Single moms? There are gonna be a ton of single moms! Third year? Good times, dude!
Dude #1: (chuckles into the stunned silences of dudes #3 and #4)
Dude #2: I’m glad I took ethics, dude. Shit, ethics? I didn’t really learn a whole lot from ethics, dude.
Dudes #3 and #4: (amplified stunned silence)

–Butler Library, Columbia University

Overheard by: Lili