Archive for 2010

Four, Then?

Mom: You’re grounded.
Kid: Thanks.
Mom: How about two weeks, then?
Kid: No problem.
Mom: Okay, let’s make it three weeks.
Kid: No, let’s do two.
Mom: Oh, no, three weeks with no video games.

–MacDougal & Houston

Overheard by: jaydiggs

You’ll Look for Any Excuse to Wear a Skirt, Ronnie.

Douche tourist #1: Yeah, so, I’ve been hanging out in Bed-Stuy a lot. You know, where Biggie Smalls grew up? It’s the real hood. I’m having so much fun. You can get, like, Chinese food, and the guy’s just like “okay, man, okay” if you don’t have a gun.
Douche tourist #2: Yeah. It makes you think, how we live in, like, this little bubble.
Douche tourist #1: Totally. But I used to have a fake ID for teenage rebellion. But Minneapolis is such a 21-and-over town. They took the ID away from me. (sighs) That was such a great ID.
Douche tourist #2: Do you know Sam? She plays hockey.
Douche tourist #1: Real hockey, or…
Douche tourist #2: No, girl hockey.
Douche tourist #1: You mean field hockey. I love field hockey. I’m serious, I want to play field hockey so bad. I think it’s reverse sexism that they don’t let guys play.
Douche tourist #2: Well, guys can play. You’d just have to play against each other, not the girls.
Douche tourist #1: Why?
Douche tourist #2: Well, guys are stronger than girls.
Douche tourist #1: But what if we wore the same skirts? Than we’d be too embarrassed to play good.

–Coffee Shop, 8th St

Can You Meet Me Wednesday, Next to the One-Liners?

Collegiate boy to group of friends: Well, if you think about it, if you’ve met one person you’ve basically met everyone.

–6th Ave & West 4th St

Overheard by: Lucas

Guy to friend: I went to the anarchists’ meeting, but they turned out to just be a group of spoiled, white, middle-class kids.

–Union Square

Overheard by: Kate Deshmukh

Loud lady on cell: Yeah, just meet me here. I’ll be in the basement in the sexuality section.
(pause, then even more loudly) Basement! Sex!

–The Strand

Overheard by: April

Redhead girl: No, I totally want you to meet him–I just don’t want him to meet you.

–47th St & Broadway

Overheard by: Rick