Archive for 2010

We’re All a Few Paychecks Away from Being Wednesday One-Liners

Girl to friend: He’s Indian! How can he be homeless?

–Union Square

Crazy Asian lady: I think everyone should experience jail and being homeless at least twice in life, so I need to go to jail again.

–Pinkberry, 32nd St

Suit, screaming: Why the fuck did I go to school? Look at these homeless people. They have a perfect life. Free samples at every corner. Apple Store is open 247, which means good shelter. Gahh!

–Union Square

Overheard by: hespeakstruth

Flamboyantly elegant gay guy to female friend: Would you rather lick this entire subway platform or have a homeless woman eat your pussy?

–Times Square

Overheard by: Katie

Wednesday One-Liners Don’t Always Add Up

Conductor: We have eleven cars today. If we only have five cars tomorrow, don’t have short term memory loss and say, “five cars, this happens all the time.”

–Metro North

Hot dog vendor to guys standing behind stand: 100 times I’ve fucked, and have 98 kids.

–Outside Metropolitan Museum of Art

Teen hipster girl to friend : On a scale of one to ten, how many cars are coming?

–33rd St & 8th Ave

Overheard by: Erika

Angry man on cell: Don’t talk to me like that! I’ll leave you! I will leave you! You know how many women there are in this world? (pause) A thousand!

–45th St & 8th Ave

Overheard by: Native Ear

What’s Black and White and Wednesday One-Linered All Over?

Guy on phone on Halloween night: So I realize it’s last minute, but we need a fourth ghostbuster… and you are black.

–3rd Ave

Overheard by: Supertaint

Teenage girl to group of friends: Ya know, I used to think that John Lennon and John Legend were the same person. Every time I saw John Legend I thought, “damn, that’s whack that John Lennon would walk around in black face!”

–M116 Bus, East Harlem

Overheard by: NC

20-something black guy to 20-something white girl: It’s New Year’s Eve, baby – have sex with a black man tonight! Have sex with a black man on New Year’s Eve! (girl laughs, turns to look at him) Hey – it don’t have to be me! It’s New Year’s Eve, have sex with a black man tonight!

–Suffolk & Delancey

Passenger, about ghetto kids who just got off train: Damn, they were like the black Jersey Shore!

–Uptown 2 Train

Overheard by: kids these days

Wednesday One-Liners Won’t Do This Again. ‘Til Nex Time.

20-something girl to friend: I mean, my husband never asked me a direct question; so I never had to lie. He never said, “what were you doing today at 3 pm?” so I didn’t ever have to respond,“screwing my new boyfriend in a Lower East Side apartment that we just rented.”

–Max Cafe, Morningside Heights

Girl on cell: This time I’ll respect the fact that you’re engaged.

–St. Mark’s & 1st

Overheard by: spead

White guy to Asian guy: But no sex, because she has a boyfriend… But head is okay…

–Washington Square Park

Overheard by: GreenwichSandwich

Man shouting on cell: I’m a spic?! Well, you’re a Jew! Besides, how was I supposed to know you had a husband?

–5th Ave & 90th St

30-something guy to another: So I asked this girl if she had any friends she could hook me up with and she responded with an emailed .pdf of names, pictures, phone numbers and a short blurb about each girl. The funniest part was this one girl, it said: “has boyfriend, will fuck other people.”

–Union Square West

Overheard by: Brian

Wednesday’s Always on the Wrong Side Of the One-Liner

Conductor, as train finally leaves the station after long delay: Listen people, do not hold the doors open! I’m going to send y’all to your room!

–2 Train

Train conductor: Please stand clear of the closing doors. Attention everyone, the doors are stuck and will not be closing anytime soon. Please stand clear of the closing doors.

–G Train

Overheard by: Sunny

Conductor: Sir, please remove your head from the closing doors!

–Downtown B Train

Train conductor: Please do not hold the train doors open. I will stop this train and make everyone get off if you keep holding the doors. Then the other passengers will be very mad at you. If you really want to hold the doors open, get a job with the MTA, and then you can hold them open until the cows come home.

–E Train

Overheard by: Ally

Conductor: Ladies and gentlemen, please wait for the doors to completely close before leaning on them. Please do not lean on the doors.

–N Train

Overheard by: erkala

Conductor: This is the 7 train. Get ready to jump off. Easy on, easy off. No one’s been holding any doors. Good job, people!

–7 Train

Overheard by: Jeff L.

Hugs, Not Wednesday One-Liners!

NYU professor: Stay away from drugs. (pause) Unless they’re recreational and you know what you’re doing!

–NYU Silver Center

Overheard by: liz

Tall kid: I don’t like opiates in general. I’m for up, not down. At any rate, I have a fucking honky horn!

–Hunter College High School

Guy: I think I need to do more shrooms and acid.

–Union Square Park

Overheard by: Jordan

Girl to friend: You should try something natural, like shrooms.

–Union Square

Overheard by: Julie

Druggie clerk on cell: I mean: come on, man! That’s my fucking apartment. If he wants to smoke weed or shoot up in my apartment, it’s like, whatever. But crack? No. That’s my fucking home. Seriously.

–St. Mark’s Place

Overheard by: Emmy