Man #1: Do you believe the crap they have on those sites?
Man #2: These days most sites seem to sell crap only to make money off dumbass readers…
–14th & University Pl
The creators of this site were just on The Brian Lehrer Show (listen here).
As the producer explained to the host who we were and what we’re about, she handed him some printouts of site quotes and ended with: …and don’t say fucktard, obviously.
–Centre Street office
Put away your skewer jokes — we’ve posted a new contest! Click here to read the entry and submit your headline. The winner of Monday’s contest will be posted this coming Monday.
Winners of this and future contests will get a copy of the book Overheard in New York, signed by Morgan Friedman (until we run out).
Bus driver: Next stop: 60th Street, transfer to the four, five, six or the N/R. Sixtieth Street and Bloomingdales, next stop… Hi, everyone — I’d like to take this red light to thank you for joining us on this, the one hundred and fifteenth run of the M103 bus. Now, I know some of you have had bad days at school, work, church, et cetera, but please don’t bring that home to your loved ones. Leave all your stress on the bus, and I’ll toss it into the East River for you when we pass it. [Applause.]Middle-aged woman: Well, that was nice of him!
–M103 bus, 3rd Ave
After four years of documenting the insights of the Unknown Man in the Street,
we’re branching out and documenting the insights of the Celebrity, too. Let
us know what you think of our new site, Celebrity Wit, by e‑mailing us at
[email protected] or [email protected]
For those of you into voyeurism and candor, the website Double Agent is based on the premise of “women spying on women for men.” We asked the guys over there for some recommendations of their work, and these fly‐on‐the‐wall video clips are what they came up with: 1, 2, 3, 4. Enjoy!
This past week the first anniversary of this site went quietly by. Wow, has it really been a year already? Yes, it has. We just said so. Please pay attention. We hope that the site has made you laugh, or caused you to look over your shoulder before speaking.
We wanted to take this moment to thank our readers, especially those who contribute, and our non‐readers, especially those who provide our fodder. This site wouldn’t be here without the help of friendly ears. If you heard anything, do take the time to send it in.
We also wanted to announce that due to the great influx of submissions, starting tomorrow we’re going to be posting twice daily for as long as possible. Onward and upward, as we once overheard someone say.
–The Overheard In New York Staff, NYC
Greetings, friends. Do you enjoy the fine, free quality programming here at Overheard in New York? Then you owe it to yourself to contribute whatever you happen to overhear. Together, we can continue bringing you the meta‐humor we all know and love.
Our beloved editor will give a talk 8pm this Wednesday, 12⁄8, about working with Harvey Pekar on Our Movie Year. It’s in the basement of Lolita, corner of Broome and Allen on the LES. Our beloved publisher will be there as well; come by and say hi to the Overheard staff!