Archive for 2015

Wednesday One-Liner Swap

Lady on cell: She must have been humiliated by the parade of wives!

–Broadway & 72nd

Man to friend: Whenever I want to fuck my wife, she doesn’t want to. But when I can’t, she always wants to. I think she does it out of spite.

–12th St

(Elton John’s Rocketman playing on radio) “I miss the Earth so much… I miss my wife…“
Barista: You don’t miss your wife, Elton. You’re gay!

–Small Coffee Shop, SoHo

Midget handing out fliers: Who likes comedy? (to man in striped shirt) Hey, do you like comedy? I like striped shirts, let’s work something out here!
(man keeps walking)
Midget, yelling after him: No wonder your wife doesn’t love you!

–Union Square Subway

30-something guy: Dude, that’s so rude. Plus, she’s going to be your wife soon, so you’ve got to stop calling her that.

–Hell’s Kitchen

Wednesday One-liners Have Their Priorities Straight

Three JHS boys pass a woman in a tight t‑shirt and mini-skirt talking on her cell. One stares slack-jawed, then says to his buddies: Wow! That was the new Motorola.

–79th Street between Columbus & Amsterdam

Guy: As soon as I get my unemployment check, I’m going to buy a new TV.

–Penn Station

Woman on cell: I lost my sunglasses and I have cancer. 

–34th & Madison

Overheard by: Lisa 

Boy, 8: Look Mom! I think Daddy likes the Hummer more than you.

–Astoria

Overheard by: Adam Kraemer 

Guy on pay phone: I haven’t decided if I prefer the smell of fresh urine or stale urine. I’ll let you know. 

–Hotel Edison, West 47th Street

Guy: I told you what my goal is: to be lazy. 20 years from now, I want to be lazy. 

–St. Mark’s Place between 2nd & 3rd

Please Stand Behind the White Line While the Wednesday One-Liner Is in Motion

Bus driver, just before departing for Boston: Peace, love, and if no one’s said it to you today, I love you.

–34th & 8th

Overheard by: Nina

Bus driver: Hello? Can you hear me? Can you hear me? If so, you’re too close to the front. Move to the back of the bus, back of the bus…I’ll be here til 2 in the morning, I have plenty of time.

–M86 Bus

Overheard by: urbanadventurer

MTA bus driver to woman with a kid: Excuse me, you have to pay for your kid to ride this train. See the line where your hand is? If he is shorter than that line, then he doesn’t have to pay. But he is taller, and he has to pay. (woman and kid walk off bus, now he addresses passengers) But on a lighter note, happy New Year.

–M86 Train

Overheard by: Melissa

Bus driver of crowded bus: This is Madison avenue. Get off! I mean…watch your step.

–Bus, 86th St

Overheard by: Michael

Bus driver: This is the last stop, Queens Center. If you are going shopping today, I hope you find everything you are looking for. Also, please be nice to the salespeople. It’s not easy dealing with people day after day. I should know, I’m a bus driver.

–Q88 Bus

Overheard by: Jenn

McCarthyism Is Now Easier Than Ever

Random hipster guy: So yeah, I’ve lived here forever and I don’t know any Russians. I really want to know one.
Farm stand sales girl: Really? That’s so funny! I just met one a few days ago at some bar. I think he gave me his number.
Random hipster guy: Awesome! Would you give me his number? I really want to know a Russian. I mean, I’m not gay or anything, I just want to know him. You wanna give me his number?
Farm stand sales girl: Sure, here.

–SoHo Farmer’s Market

Overheard by: Kate