Guy #1: You do such dumb shit.
Guy #2: I do not.
Guy #1: Well, what about that E‑trades tattoo on your leg?
Guy #2: I’m hardcore!
Chick: Sell‐out by day…
Suit: Shut up, okay? Whatever pays the bills.
–CBGBs, The Bowery
Overheard by: Sarah Royal
Drunk guy on cell: Dude, that’s crap, you gotta live hardcore!
Overheard by: Kate Elizabeth
Teen girl: Man this sucks. Where are all the punks?
–8th & Broadway
Overheard by: Mary
Chick: Darryl doesn’t even know what hardcore is, first off. He was all, “What, is that like some kind of porn?”.
–2nd & A
Overheard by: Kira
Punk girl: Fight bureaucracy!
Suit: You’re not the boss of me.
–Leonard between Broadway & Church
Overheard by: Lakini Malich