Archive for 2012

Wednes­day One-Lin­ers Are Still Pret­ty Spry

Old la­dy to guy push­ing cart with large mu­si­cal in­stru­ment case on top: Hey! Do you have a dead body in there?

–8th & 6th Ave

Old man: Tighty-whiteys! Tighty-whiteys! Does any­one know where the tighty-whiteys are? (pause) If any­one sees any tighty-whiteys, let me know.

–Good­will, Chelsea

Strung-out old la­dy: Call me! I’m go­ing to church, I need to pray for all of us!

–Mon­tague St, Brook­lyn

Long-haired old guy rid­ing bike very slow­ly, to no one in par­tic­u­lar: I hate you.

–Thomp­kins Square Park

Over­heard by: Eli

It’s a Race to the Wednes­day One-Lin­er

Young white woman: And I have to say–she failed to mention–not that it mat­ters or any­thing… But he was… black!

–Clin­ton & At­tor­ney

Over­heard by: YouriPod­Head­phones­Dont­Mean­I­Cant­HearY­ou

Hobo with imag­i­nary Blue­tooth de­vice: I saw Bern­stein suckin’ that nig­ga off in the bath­room! I ain’t lyin’! (pause) I’d like to thank the blacks, the Irish and the His­pan­ics!

–Penn Sta­tion

Over­heard by: Gin­ger Lass

White gangs­ta-type guy to two black gangs­ta-type friends: That chi­nese girl ain’t givin’ you noth­ing! No msg, no *noth­in’*!

–Up­town 1 Train

Over­heard by: Har­ri­et Vane

Black teen to an­oth­er: Lis­ten up: On Mar­tin Luther King Day, all white folks must walk down 7th Av­enue… or else!

–Lenox Av­enue & 125th St

Over­heard by: Man­hat­tan­Macken­zie