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

Des­tiny’s Child: Re­al­ly Makes You Think

Sales­girl: And this is the Car­ol’s Daugh­ter line of hair and body prod­ucts. The cre­ator named it af­ter her moth­er, Car­ol.
Sar­cas­tic cus­tomer: Re­al­ly? Wow, I’d nev­er imag­ine that.
Sales­girl, not get­ting sar­casm: Yeah, is­n’t that re­al­ly cool?

–Sepho­ra, W 34th St

Over­heard by: nisey79

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