Archive for 2010

…Xanax?

Petite, haggard woman, suddenly changing subject: All the same, one day she’s going to get stabbed.
Placid library lady: It’ll work itself out. But yes, she’s a bitch.
Petite, haggard woman, practically shaking: But deep down, he loves me.
Placid library lady: Sweetie, sometimes you need to let these things work themselves out.

–186th St & Hughes

He’s Not Kidding, Dear Reader

College boy #1: But what if zombies overtook Manhattan?
College boy #2: Then we’d be fucked. Simple as that. They’re too many people here, the entire island would be zombies.
College boy #1: But what if we hid out in K‑mart? With guns?
College boy #2: You mean the K‑mart we just passed? Even if we managed to barricade the doors, there’s an entrance to the subway, we’d be fucked.
College #1: I wonder what the zombie survival guide has to say about this.

–3rd Ave & St. Mark’s

After I Gave Him a Blowjob, I Had a Metallic Taste in My Mouth for Weeks

Girl with scarf: So that’s when I just, you know, decided that I’d have to just give up.
Blonde girl: Well, you’re only human.
Girl with scarf: I know, I know.
Blonde girl: We’re all only human.
(pause)
Blonde girl: Except for Terry. He’s a robot.
Girl with scarf: Ohmigod! I am so glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks that!

–N Train

Fun-Size Wednesday One-Liners

Jewish guy on cell: I finally got evangelized this week! (pause) It wasn’t as much fun as I thought it was going to be.

–121st & Broadway

Lady on cell: Have fun with the… what do you call them… Oh, people!

Shakespeare in the Park Line, Central Park

Overheard by: Megan W.

20-something male looking at painting: Hangings probably aren’t as fun as they look.

–MoMa

Kid to his mother: Wow! The critics were right, this is the most fun you can have while sitting down!

–Outside Hairspray

Overheard by: DeDra

Wednesday One-Liner Repeats Itself

Lady to foreign friend: These 13 circles have the names of the original colonies from when Columbus landed in America.

–Conservatory Garden, 105th & 5th

Teenage girl to friend: But Trotsky was totally doing Lenin, you can’t deny it.

–1 Train

Friend in elevator showing old photos from Rome: There’s the Colosseum. You know. Where the lions and the Catholics had their thing.

–7th & 31st

Overheard by: Greg

Teenage boy to another: Y’know what I’d like to see? Teddy Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson in a cage fight.

–6th Ave & 54th St

Overheard by: Dale