Idiot #1: … And that’s why they call him Ted Kaczynski, because he bit her on the ass.
Idiot #2: Really?
Idiot #1: Yeah, they got the dental records and everything. He totally bit her on the ass, and there were bite marks. That’s why they call him Ted Kaczynski.

–61st & 10th

Officer to old lady: Hey, don’t leave you bag on the floor, there are terrorist everywhere.

–45th St & 3rd Ave

Overheard by: StriderNo9

Suit on cell: So you’re gonna vote for a Muslim and a terrorist?


Hipster to friend: Yeah, terrorists totally love Bush.

–46th and 9th

Overheard by: choosing not to capitalize the B

Tourist: Are you guys terrorists?

–Rally for Gaza, 42nd & 7th

Overheard by: ooga booga

Loud black queer teen: But his best joke was like “What do you call people who hate ketchup?” (no response) “Al‐Qaeda!” (bursts out laughing) Get it? It’s funny because they don’t have ketchup in Iraq!

–1 Train

Overheard by: Ketchup lover

Middle‐aged man: So they say to me, ‘Ken, just because you have that gun on us doesn’t make you any better than us’.
Friend: Um, yeah.
Middle‐aged man: And I said to them, ‘That’s what I’m talking about, man, that’s what I’m talking about!’

–Delancey St.

Overheard by: cityrag.com

Train Staffer #1: Did you do that terrorism training yet?
Train Staffer #2: No. I’m trying to avoid it.
Train Staffer #1: Yeah. I already missed the first one.

–PATH Train

Nun #1: The lady who is the Statue of Liberty is Catholic.
Nun #2: Someone told me she was Muslim, but I think they were just trying to keep it safe from airplane attacks.

–South Street Seaport

Overheard by: Joseph Lo Cascio

Girl ballerina: Have you seen The Taking of Pelham 123?
Boy ballerina: No. What is that about?
Girl: It’s like… about two guys who hijack a 6 train.

–L Train

Overheard by: desmond barro

Little kid: You never take me anywhere!
Mom: How can you say that to me? We went to the Prospect Park Zoo last weekend. You’ve been to Disney World!
Little kid: You never took me to the Twin Towers.
Mom: 911 happened two weeks before you were born.
Little kid: See!

–Park Slope, Brooklyn

African‐American preacher: Everybody singing about Obama. Obaaaaammma. Obaaaaaaama. Obama ain’t black, learn the truth, Obama is Al‐Qaeda. Obama is Muslim. You know how Obama got them black man lips from smoking them Marlboro cigarettes.
Traditionally‐dressed African‐American man: You don’t know what you’re talking about, motherfucker. You were brainwashed by the white man.
African‐American preacher: That’s racist! The bible doesn’t see in black and white. Obama’s a homo! Obama’s a baby killer!

–2 Train

Male office drone #1: So what do you think of them building a mosque by the World Trade Center?
Female office drone #1: I feel it’s disrespectful. I have Muslim friends and I know they’re not all terrorists, but there’s mourning families to think about.
Male office drone #2: Why don’t we put a statue of Hitler in Times Square? There might be some Germans who would want to pray to him.
Female office drone #2: Let them put up a mosque there and then fly a plane into it. Show them how it feels. (others look shocked) Not a manned plane, you know. One of those drones.

–Dunkin’ Donuts, Lower Broadway

Overheard by: Big Larry

Stupid fat American girl #1: So like, where’s the World Trade Centers?
Stupid fat American girl #2: Ohmigod, are you serious? They were, like, destroyed!
Stupid Far American girl #1: Ohmigod! Are you for real? I thought that it was like, only one of them…!

–Times Square