Archive for 2019

Ow! Nice Cuffs, Though

Man in knit hat, dirty shirt, and hoodie exiting elevator: Yo, what you supposed to be, a cowboy?
Guy in cowboy hat and fringe jacket: Yeah, that’s right!
Man: Well, guess what — I’m a thug! Ha! [Turns to police officer standing nearby] And what about you, you supposed to be a cop? That’s a shit costume!

–DeKalb & Flatbush

Overheard by: Johnny Tremaine

Some Urban Legends Are More Plausible Than Others

Woman #1: I heard this train fell into the river one time. Is that true?
Woman #2: I dunno. I don’t see how it could. Maybe it could fall off to the side or something, but straight down? How would it get off the tracks?
Woman #1: I heard it fell into the river like nine years ago. Somebody told me that when I was in Miami.

–J train, en route via Williamsburg Bridge

Wednesday One-Liners Shit You Not

Dad to two little kids: Hurry. Hurry! Daddy just crapped himself!

–27th & 7th

Man on cell: Yeah, at that point it was just one stool sample too many…

–In front of Brooklyn Academy of Music

Overheard by: TMI

College dude to girlfriend in loud whisper: I took such a good shit today. [Girlfriend smiles and kisses him.]

–PATH station, 14th St

Overheard by: Abby

Girl: So I woke up the next morning, looked over, and there was a human shit a foot away from my head.

–Purity Diner, Park Slope

Guy: That Mary Poppins… she’s a spoonful of shit!

–Times Square

Wednesday One-Liners Have Lost Their Group

Teenage boy tourist: Times Square is by far the coolest part of New York. It’s almost like heaven!

–Times Square

A tourist is craning his neck to photograph the Empire State Building.

New Yorker: What is he looking at?! … Oh.

–34th & 5th

Tourist: There isn’t anywhere within walking distance.

–53rd & Lex

Overheard by: Not a Clueless Tourist

Hobo, after stealing someone’s luggage: Tourists need to be more careful when they come to New York City.

–6th Ave & 23rd St

Overheard by: BOB Sled

Tourist dropping money in front of frozen female mime he’s been staring at for five minutes: That was truly incredible. Thank you so much.

–Outside MoMA

Tourist: I guess we should go to the Ground Zeroes.

–5th Ave & 13th St

Overheard by: Sally Tomato

Thug: Just push them out of the way. They’re tourists, they’ll love it.

–Times Square

Overheard by: duffduff

“I'm a Wednesday One-Liner, I'm a Lover, I'm a Child, I'm a Mother…”

Teen chubster: She was like, "you skinny bitch," and I was like, "I'm not skinny!"

–Times Square

Overheard by: Mickey

Woman on cell: I make a *much* better cynic than that, bitch.

–Columbia University

Overheard by: Ladle

Man on phone: I ain't gonna be the bigger man; ain't no bitch bigger than her!

–Union Square

Overheard by: Iain Burke

Jubilant male on phone: Nigga, the slammest bitches are on 9th!

–32nd & 7th