Archive for September, 2006

Mama Said There’d Be Wednesday One-Liners Like This

20-Something chick: Yeah, well that was when I used to get drunk with his mother. –176th St between Audubon & Amsterdam Overheard by: sj Drunk girl: I always end up with the ones with mommy issues. Like, does it look like I’m lactating, motherfucker? Didn’t think so.

–Park Slope Tween boy: Well, my mom was lactating at the time, so I just drank that.

–7th Ave & 5th St, Park Slope Professor: Mothers are not uncommon in families. Grandmothers don’t count because they’re not sexual threats. –Fordham Overheard by: Jess McGins Construction worker: Yeah, I fucked her and her mom. I know, Ma, I’ll call her back.

–Grand Central

Overheard by: Tom Woman on cell: You need to calm the fuck down. Calm down. You need to calm the fuck down! Bullets do not have names. Mama said that. You be runnin’ around with the crips, with the gangs. You gonna get your ass shot. You listen to me: you need to calm the fuck down! –Metro-North Overheard by: MojoSaves Girl: But, Mom, I can’t trust you if you don’t like me!

–Starbucks, 75th & Broadway

Overheard by: Ali

Ebert and Roeper at the Wednesday One-Liners

Woman, watching Jet Li movie preview: I won’t see it. All they ever do is hop around, and I have no idea what’s going on.

–AMC Theatre, W 42nd St

Overheard by: Jason Slow learner: Yeah, we just got out of Miami Vice…Yeah, I’ve seen it twice. Trust me: do not see that movie!

–42nd between 9th & 10th

Overheard by: Ash Young woman: When I went to see Snakes on a Plane, I didn’t think there’d be snakes! On a plane!

–Regal Cinemas, Union Square Tween boy: After seeing that movie, I have to say: Johnny Knoxville is the most suicidal person next to Jesus. –C train Overheard by: Dirty D Ticket taker, directing people to theater: Go out the window and take a left. –AMC 25, Times Square Overheard by: L Blonde girl: Isn’t Short Circuit the movie with R2D2? –Rooftop party, W 43rd Overheard by: Esther Guy in very crowded train: It felt like Schindler’s List for a second there. –7 train Overheard by: giants fan

Wednesday’s Child is Full of One-Liners

Ten-year-old: If I work on my claw skills, I will always be able to tell what time it is!

–CVS, Lexington Ave Child tourist: There’s so many people. Don’t they have jobs?

–Times Square

Overheard by: rae Young boy: Were you sniffing my father?

–Bronx Zoo Little girl: I can’t wait ’til I have my own psychic friend.

–181st & Pinehurst

Overheard by: Josh h Young boy: Mommy, I wanna go see the thongs.


Overheard by: Butt Floss Young girl tourist, exiting taxi: Goodbye! I love you! More than all the other cabs!

–Thompson & 3rd

Overheard by: kerm and mere Little girl: You always make things up! You made this game up, you made the rules up, you even made me up!

–19th Ave, Brooklyn

Hee Hee Hee, You Said ‘Wednesday One-Liners’

Woman: See? I’m really good at boning.

–Gavroche, 14th & 7th

Overheard by: the immature restaurant guest Woman, yelling over to man during downpour: How come every man I date ends up getting me wet?

–Water Club, 500 E 30th

Overheard by: Carolyn Burly guy: Dude, can you help me get it up?

–Gold’s Gym, 250 West 54th Teen: I was so thirsty. Anything that went in my mouth, I swallowed.


Overheard by: kaydot NYU trendoid: I need some nuts, like, hardcore.

–MoMA Conductor: Please let the passengers get off before pushing on the train. Get them off. Get them off. Get them off fast! –Manhattan bound L train Overheard by: Philip Girl: Ooo! I’ll suck on it with you!

–3rd St & 6th Ave

Overheard by: confused grad student

Wednesday One-Liners Care About Melanin

Girl: You really don’t realize how many Indian kids there are at NYU until you have really shitty sex with one of them and have to try to avoid him. –Broadway & Waverly Overheard by: Jake Indian guy, to white guy: Do you see the color of my skin? I’m obviously more intelligent than you.

–Makers Very white girl: It was so diverse and, like, I don’t know, I felt like a minority. —Union Square Guy: I don’t discriminate based on race, but you in particular are a suspicious-looking motherfucker. –Red Sky Lounge, 29th & Park Guy on cell: You fucking idiot. You don’t have jaundice. You’re Asian.

–Washington Square Park

Overheard by: another asian Frenchman: Hurry! That chocolate man is taking your parking space!

–Christopher St

Overheard by: Melissa Coppola Black guy, to white infant: Hey! Hey! Awww, shit. You anotha’ one of dose fucking crackers! Cracker-ass crackers fucking everywhere.

–48th & 8th

Overheard by: The Cracker’s Mama

Wednesday One-Liners Could Use a Fig Leaf

Girl: I’m almost too comfortable with old-people nudity.

–Battery Park

Overheard by: hannah Middle-Aged woman: Oh my God, you should have been there to see my husband naked-bodysurfing.

–Thompson & Spring Man on cell: Yeah… I’m just calling to let you know the Naked Cowboy called in sick today because of the rain. Yeah, I’m going to take his place. I just wanted to let you know. OK. Bye.

–48th & 2nd Young woman: There’s the Naked Cowgirl. She’s not all that. She’s not even that pretty!

–Times Square

Overheard by: Derek Powazek Girl: It’s not like when a guy sees you naked, he’s gonna be like, “Yo, I wish you were more muscular.”

–College Walk, Columbia University Girl on cell: Because grown sisters naked in a room together is weird!

–L train, Metropolitan Ave

Overheard by: Must be weird Woman on cell: Naked on the couch?… God, I don’t blame you.

–3rd & A

Overheard by: Kira

I Heart Wednesday One-Liners

Man on cell: You still love me even though I’m a fatty? –113th & Broadway Guy on cell: You know, dude, I could totally fall in love with her if she weren’t such a crack-whore. –11th & 3rd Overheard by: Kaitlyn Loud hipster girl: Shrooms are like love and happiness. You don’t find them; they find you! –Williamsburg waterfront Overheard by: could use all three Idealist: If he really loved me, wouldn’t he moisturize?! –Harlem Overheard by: McN Ghetto girl: Love ain’t got nothin’ to do with the way you smellin’ right now! –Chambers & Broadway Overheard by: AWAG Middle-Aged guy: But if she loved me so much, why did she point the shotgun at me? –57th between 6th & 7th Overheard by: harvey Woman on cell: You know that Susan already hates you…Of course she’s just doing it to be a bitch…I love Susan. –73rd & Columbus Overheard by: Will

Cheech & Chong’s Wednesday One-Liners, Man

Queer: When I get stoned, my grundle itches.

–6 train

Overheard by: sheerah Street vendor, gesturing to enormous bong: No, no…this one is for tobacco. –St. Mark’s Elderly man: People are stupid! They don’t do pot!

–R train Stoned guy: Man, why do chip manufacturers always put the crumbs at the bottom of the bag? –Columbia University Overheard by: bernard black Teenage gangsta: Yo, when I was in the shower, it totally tasted like weed. For real.

–Lafayette & Houston Passenger: If you see a suspicious package or activity on the platform or train, don’t keep it to yourself. Tell a cop or an MTA employee or me. There might be some money or some weed in there.

–4 train

Overheard by: Mike Long-haired dude, picking up a cigarette butt: Man, that’s not what I wanted to smoke.

–72nd & Columbus

Overheard by: clarence rosario

Wednesday One-Liner’s Parents Used the TV as a Sitter

Hard hat: This is my idea, okay? Seriously, don’t try and steal it, because I think I can make this happen. Ready? The Fab Five visit Dog the Bounty Hunter’s show, and they give Dog and his whole crew a makeover.

–Construction site, 26th & 6th

Overheard by: Big Perm Black aesthetician, discussing Flavor of Love: I know that show’s gonna set my people back 50 years, but I just gotta watch it.

–Staff room, NYC Day Spa, 57th between 5th & 6th

Overheard by: massage therapist lurking nearby Jock: Last night we were so wasted we got naked and mounted the ram….and then watched Fraggle Rock. –Rose Hill Cafeteria, Fordham College student: Watching Dawson’s Creek is like studying for the SATs. –St. John’s University Nerdy teen: Oh my God, a refrigerator with a television in it. My life’s dream has just been realized. –Best Buy, 23rd & 6th Overheard by: nicolette Amateur media scholar: It’s not called Lost because they’re lost. It’s called Lost because the audience can’t follow it. –R train 20-Something guy to his date: But if you don’t have a television, how do you watch porn? –Koi, 40th & 6th Overheard by: UniqueNY

Wednesday One-Liners. Aw, Snnnap!

Jungian: Let’s be honest: everyone knows he has the personality of an air conditioner. –39th & Madison Overheard by: Emily Queer, looking at hordes of tourists: It’s times like this I wish I carried a taser. –33rd St Overheard by: jackattack Ghetto girl: He smell like a sanitation truck. You know how when a sanitation truck drives by and it just smells nasty? Yeah, he like 8 trucks in a row! –R train, 23rd St Overheard by: Sue Sarcastic hipster: Wow, that girl over there is a great artist. She did a fantastic job of drawing her eyebrows on her face. –Brooklyn bound L train College kid: Tourists are kinda like retards; I want to help, but I just never seem to. –44th & 5th Overheard by: David Guy on headset: I don’t want no broke ass bitches. She couldn’t even rub two crackers together. –Bleecker & Carmine Ghetto waitress: Ugh. Table 9 has had so much work done on her face. Too bad she still look busted. –Sarabeth’s East, 92nd & Madison Overheard by: Dan