Archive for 2014

Wednesday One-Liners Are History, Dude

Guy holding baby: I’ve decided I’m going to write a pop-up history of the ancient world, based on Herodotus. Should be great for babies.

–Strand Bookstore

American history tutor: The only dictator I know of is Hugo Chavez, and that’s because I met him.

–Jake’s Saloon, 57th & 10th

Overheard by: poor kid’s gonna fail that test

Rich mom with two kids: … And it was named after our country’s first president, Christopher Columbus.

–117th & Broadway

Overheard by: doesn’t get columbus day off

Guy to friend: If I can make it through the ’80s, I can make it through anything.

–Astor Pl

Overheard by: squishduck

Professor: Sigismondo Malatesta was the only person in history to ever be publicly consigned to Hell by the pope. Now, that’s when a pope was a pope. I wish the pope would just get on TV and say, ‘You’re going to Hell!’

–Fordham University — Rose Hill

Overheard by: Christina

Guy: Wait, have I ever told you guys about my irrational fear of the late 1800s?

–NYU dorm

Overheard by: Danimal

Wednesday One-Leakers

Woman at the bar to bartender: Who would pee in the bathtub and put it in their mouth?

–Brooklyn

Guitar-playing subway performer/hobo to teen, during fight: I piss more in beer in a week than you make in money.

–G Train

Man on phone, standing three feet away from three K‑9 cops: So all I had was a bottle of water and the lady just started yelling at me. But I had to go to the bathroom. Then the cops came, and he put his hand on my shoulder, and I was using the bathroom! I urinated all down my pants cuz my privates wuz hangin out. So now every time I see a cop I start shaking.

–Penn Station

Overheard by: Bethany

Business casual male to friend: So I knew I wasn’t getting out of there ’till I peed on this guy…

–Chipotle, 13th & 6th Ave

Overheard by: Ewww

Man to friend: Yeah, he went to her christening when she was one… And then he peed on her fifteen years later.

–St. Mark’s

Overheard by: Brittany


Yeah, It’s Weird That Old People Know How to Use a Phone

Brooklyn girl #1: So I was in this restaurant and some guy asks the owner who I am and gets my phone number and calls me. That’s weird.
Brooklyn girl #2: That’s not weird, that’s cute.
Brooklyn girl #1: Yeah, but he was like 30.
Brooklyn girl #2: Ew, that’s weird. 

–D train

Overheard by: Jen

Old man: Why do I have to download ringtones when it never rings anyway?

–Worldwide Plaza, 49th & 8th

Overheard by: mark manne 

Mexicans by Osmosis Are One of the Most Pressing Immigration Issues

Big black dude #1: You want to leave all the white women to me? That’s fine.
Big black dude #2: Oh, [laughs], I don’t have a problem getting white women. I’m half Indian and half Puerto Rican. I got that Boricua thing going.
Big black dude #1: Oh, shit. Well, I got Mexican in my family…
Smaller black dude: You part Mexican? Where were you born?
Big black dude #1: Well, I was born in Haiti, but I grew up in the Bronx, and my uncle recently married a Mexican.

–Changing room, Church St Boxing gym, Church & Park

Wednesday One-Liners Love the Rear Naked Choke

Girl to another: And she went to get into her car. I was like “you’d better get out of here or I’m gonna fuck you up.” And she was all slamming the door and stopping over to me. And I was all in her face and bitch-slapped her. Well, that last part might have been a dream. But then she got into her car and left.

–NY Central Library

Overheard by: amused

Woman on cell: Hi, Annie! How are you? (pause) I’m going to get my ass kicked by a very big black man.

–Park Slope

Suit on cell: If you don’t stop hanging up on me, I will kick you in the throat.

–Times Square

Guy on cell, very loudly: Yeah, but, so nobody knows about it except me and the other guys in the fight club.

–21st St & Broadway

Overheard by: Alex

20-something girl: And then she chloroformed me. (pause) I said that too loud.

–Penn Station

Overheard by: Russ