Archive for 2014

Either That or a Nazi Jew

14-year-old black boy: Can we get off this block? I hate this block! I hate cops!
11-year-old black boy: Why?
14-year-old black boy: Because it’s in black people’s nature to hate cops.
11-year-old black boy, after long pause: So, you want to be a cop?

–123rd & 8th

Overheard by: Tanya

Headline by: kai

Runners-Up:
· “And Before the Session’s Over Let’s Talk About How You Hate Yo Momma ’cause She So Fat.” — JohnnyB
· “Fuck It. You Wanna Play Robbers and Robbers?” — La Libertad
· “If They Can Beat You, Join ’em” — Sim Etrias
· “Look What It Did for Ice T” — Otter

Click here to see the new Headline Contest

Like the ’60s, but Not So Fake

Teen latina #1: … And I asked this boy’s name and he was like, ‘Renaissance.’ And I was like, ‘Is that the name your mama gave you?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, Renaissance.‘
Teen latina #2: What’s his name?
Teen latina #1: Renaissance. You know, like… Renaissance. Like… Renaissance. Ren-aissance. Like, when there used to be princesses and shit. Like, they’d dress all… You know, the Renaissance.

–1 train, 103rd St

Overheard by: EthanK

Ever Since It Didn’t Happen Yet, Things Just Haven’t Been the Same

College kid: They should put up a question on the big screen that says, ‘Who fucked up the playoffs two years in a row for us: A) Number 13, B) ARod, C) Alex Rodriguez, or D) All of the above?
Friend: … Or maybe Kevin Brown.
Man in front of them: The future ain’t what it used to be…

–Yankee Stadium

Wednesday One-Liners Could Quit if They Wanted to

Guy: Okay, here’s the plan: we paint your van, then you have sex with Susan, then I’ll have sex with…someone else. Then we both smoke a lot of weed…

–1st Ave

Overheard by: chris & daile

Teen boy: Yo, I just stopped smoking weed, cause, like, I heard it was bad for you. So I started smoking cigarettes again.

–G train

Queer on cell, taking deep drags of cigarette: No, I’m not! I told you I quit. [Exhales] Umm, that was just me blowing my bangs out of my eyes.

–Outside Bally Fitness, 50th St

Smoker: I read somewhere that if you quit smoking by the time you are middle aged your body can still recover, and I thought, “Great I still have a couple more years to quit.” Then I read what they define “middle aged” as. I’m fucked!

–Upper East Side gallery