Bimbette, looking at halloween costumes online with her boyfriend: Oh, look! You can go as Robin Hood and I'll be Mary Magdalene!

RIC College
Providence, Rhode Island

Professor: Well, they had Nazis, but those aren’t exactly lighting fixtures.

Theatre Class, SUNY
Geneseo, New York

Overheard by: Jeni

Professor: Now, if we did eliminate illness and achieved immortality there might be serious religious repercussions. Can anyone think of how this might affect religious beliefs?
Bimbette: Well, like, if Hitler were immortal, he would, like, go to jail for, like, a million years and then, like, chill out for eternity, you know?

Eternal Youth and Immortality Seminar
Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

Overheard by: knows that Hitler would still be dead because he SHOT himself

Teen girl to friend: We could be like the next Hitler, but cooler!
Friend: Oooh, awesome!


British theater professor: Well, you know Hong Kong used to belong to Britain. (angrily) Everything used to belong to Britain.

Theater Class, UMass
Amherst, Massachusetts

Overheard by: Chanimal

American construction worker: See, you escaped communism. All I ever did was join the disco demolition night at Comisky park.
Polish construction worker: I didn’t escape communism, I got kicked out. Big difference.

Chicago, Illinois

World History teacher: The Nazis imprisoned more people than just the Jews — handicapped people, homosexuals–
Bimbette, interrupting: –They had homos back then? I thought they didn’t invent that until, like, the ’70s.

Osbourn High School
Manassas, Virginia

Overheard by: This is the last time I take a class that isn’t Honors

Professor: Isaac Newton, on his deathbed, was proud to announce that he was a virgin. So if any of you want to be famous scientists, you are going to have to be willing to make a few sacrifices.
Girl, raising hand: Um.
Professor: Oh, is it too late?

De Anza Community College
Cupertino, California

Overheard by: shyinvisiblegirl loves physics

Teen to others: Did you know that Ben Franklin invented the first haunted house?

In Line for Haunted House
Roanoke, Vriginia

High school girl to friend: History is my favorite subject, my favorite is the holocaust…I love the holocaust!

Dentist Office, Korea Town
Los Angeles, California

Overheard by: anon