Archive for 2021

So, Like, a Soul Train?

Black woman #1, look­ing over aban­doned trol­leys: I can’t fig­ure if dis a bus or a train?
Black woman #2: It’s a train.
Black woman #1: What kind of a train?
(beat)
Black woman #2: A nig­ga train.

–Red Hook

Over­heard by: Xan­der

Way to Raise Your Kid to Be a To­tal Drag.

Lit­tle boy, watch­ing teen girl smok­ing: Why are peo­ple al­ways smok­ing cig­a­rettes?
Dad: Be­cause they are ad­dic­tive. That is why dad­dy quit. Do you want to tell the nice girl what will hap­pen to her if she does­n’t quit?
Lit­tle boy: Well, first you’ll get re­al­ly sick. And then you’ll die. (pause) And then you’ll be dead!

–15th St & 7th Ave

Over­heard by: No­ra Claire

‘Knife’?

Black teen to drag queen: Yo, I can see your Adam’s ap­ple, nig­ga!
Friend: Shhh, don’t say the N‑word, we’re sur­round­ed by white peo­ple!

–8th St & 6th Ave

Over­heard by: jesse michael klein