Moustached Fat Man: So I started my own ‘zine. Hopefully I’ll meet people. –Astor Place Overheard by: Tibbie X
Twit: What’s that song Richard Marx sang?
Chick: Right Here Waiting.
Twit: There’s another one.
Chick: I don’t know.
Twit: It’s going to drive me crazy until I remember. Oh wait! I know! Right Here Waiting for You!
Chick: That’s the same song. –Winnie’s, Chinatown
A protestor holds a banner reading “Stop the Police State” and is wearing a t-shirt that says the same. He turns to the policeman standing next to him. Protestor: Do you remember how civilians stopped tanks in Tiannamen Square in 1989? That would NEVER happen here–tanks don’t stop for people here. –Union Square
Effeminate guy on cell phone: …And we don’t want any fat German ladies
in the house. –Post office, 23rd and Lex Overheard by: Megan Buckley
Girl: I can’t, like, believe I’m in this, like, fucking crazy, weird AA subculture! –25th and 3rd Overheard by: Megan Buckley
Yuppie: I was just teaching the scientific method to my students.
Nerd: Oh, so you teach them induction and deduction?
Yuppie: [long pause] The students aren’t that smart so I don’t teach them big words like those. – Party, Manhattan
Black Guy: You’re gonna drink that? It’ll make you throw up. You’ve gotta be hard. You need your nigger-tongue if you wanna drink that shit. –Deli, 12th St. & 4th Ave.
Guy #1: So I’m not sure what to do.
Guy #2: If you want to know something from somebody, get them drunk. –8th Street N/R Station
Yuppie: If I could be anywhere in the world now, I would be in the West Bank. – Cafe, Williamsburg
Young Woman: Are you part Italian?
Older Woman: I’m Italian by injection! –Private party, NYC