Archive for 2005

Harps Require Too Much Manual Dexterity

King of single line drawings: Can you make me some copies of these drawings? I am the king of single line drawings.
Copy guy #1: How many do you want?
King of single line drawings: What’s your favorite musical instrument? I’ll make you one right now on the spot. How about that?
Copy guy #1: Piano.
King of single line drawings: …And here you are. What’s your favorite instrument?
Copy guy #2: Saxophone.
King of single line drawings: …And here you are. Hey, you back there! What’s your favorite instrument?
Copy girl: A harp!
King of single line drawings: Oh…anything but a harp! –Village Copier, 111th & Broadway

I’m Guessing Someplace in Long Island

Chick #1: Hey, guess what I found out?
Chick #2: What?
Chick #1: Bugs Bunny is from Brooklyn!
Chick #2: That’s bullshit. Last time I checked, Bugs Bunny lived in a hole, not a brownstone.
Chick #1: Ha, ha! I love you. I swear, you’re so witty sometimes. I’m not even kidding.
Chick #2: I know, right? I don’t know where I come up with this stuff. –Rockefeller Plaza

They Must Be Chemistry Majors

Fratboy #1: Did I tell you what Danny said to me?
Fratboy #2: No.
Fratboy #1: Pulls me into his room, says, “I have two things to talk to you about. One, we can’t have so many house parties, because the house doesn’t want that. And two, when we have house parties, only I can go around handing out acid, ’cause that’s what the house wants.”
Fratboy #2: Whoa.
Fratboy #1: I was like, “Danny, you have pissed me off.” I walked out of there. –Crunch, East 13th Street Overheard by: John Osvald

I’ll Go Get the Jack Daniels

Little girl: What I don’t get is why Majestic stabbed Fifty. He already shot him like 9 times.
Little boy: Majestic didn’t stab Fifty! He got his boy to stab Fifty for him, and he did it because Fifty was still alive.
Little girl: I couldn’t survive 9 shots. I could barely survive a half. –1 train

It’s At Least 33% Different

Woman: The bargain discount…what is that?
Cashier guy: It is 25% off.
Woman: 25% of what?
Cashier guy: 25% off of the price on the book.
Woman: So it is 25% off of the sale price.
Cashier guy: It’s 25% off of the price listed on the back of the book.
Woman: So what is the sale?
Cashier guy: It’s 25% off the retail price.
Woman: So how is that a bargain?
Cashier guy: You save 25%.
Woman: That’s not a bargain!…The world has changed… –Barnes & Noble, 17th & 5th Overheard by: Tom T