Archive for 2006

Star… Something… Something

Teen boy #1: No, the gold one is called ‘CD3′ or something. The little one is, like, ‘R4M23.’
Teen boy #2: I think the gold robot was named ‘R3DM24.’ It was the small one that was ‘C-something.’
Teen boy #3: No, man, the gold guy was ‘C3DDO,’ and the little silver one was ‘RH52′ or some shit.
Frustrated 30-something lady behind them: The gold one is ‘C3PO’ and the smaller one is ‘R2-D2’!
Teen boy #2: Oh, thanks — you can tell we’re not Trekkies.

–M15 bus

Lucky His Mittens are Pinned to His Jacket

Health services assistant: Can I help you?
20-something male: Yeah, okay. See, so I woke up in a hospital this morning, and I have no idea how I got there, and I can’t find my Columbia ID card and so I can’t get back in the dorm.
Health services assistant: Um…
20-something male: My wallet had everything left in it except my ID card. I asked all over the hospital and no one knows where my ID card is. I asked everywhere.
Health services manager: Which hospital? St. Vincent’s?
20-something male: Yeah, St. Vincent’s.
Health services manager: Do you know who brought you there?
20-something male: No, I have no idea how I got there.
Health services manager: Um… So how can I help you?
20-something male: How can I find my ID card?
Health services manager: Maybe check with the Lost and Found at the hospital, or go to ID services and see if someone turned it in.
20-something male: Okay. Thanks. Bye.

–Columbia University Urgent Care Clinic

I Bought This as a Conversation Piece, But So Far, Nothing!

Chick #1: So, I overheard that weird girl in my anthropology class talking about how she bought a glass dildo the other day.
Chick #2: A glass one? I didn’t even know they made glass ones.
Chick #1: Yeah, I don’t know. But imagine if it cracked — how much that would hurt.
Chick #2: Did you ask her about it?
Chick #1: Fuck no. I figured I’d just Google it later.


Tales from Wednesday One-Liners’ Crypt

Man on cell: What are you, some sort of reverse vampire?

–C train

Dude: And there were unicorns exploding in the background… or at least doing whatever it is unicorns do.

–Live Bait, 23rd St

Overheard by: Matthew K Johnson

Chick: You kind of look like a vampire in this picture. But a cool vampire! Like, if you were in The Lost Boys, Kiefer Sutherland would totally want to have sex with you.

–55th & 6th

Overheard by: wants to have sex with Kiefer Sutherland

Drunk hobo chuckling: You people look depressed! I know how to cheer you up. I’ll sing my favorite song! ‘Ding, dong, the witch is dead, the witch is dead…’ [Looks around] Hmmm… [Notices the train going express] What the…? I need a new mathematician! I need a new mathematician!

–6 train making express stops on a surprise basis

Overheard by: Barry Negrin

Sax-wielding hobo: I am an alien! From outer space! Not from Mexico!

–L train

Overheard by: Alex P. Keaton

Ricky’s employee: Looks like I’m all out in the fairy department.

–58th & Broadway

Mom: Johnny, put down the sword. Vampires don’t use weapons. Their teeth are their weapons.

–Halloween shop, 8th St & 6th Ave

Overheard by: Adam Nathan

Wednesday One-Liners Have Sore Cheeks

Blonde chick on cell: Did you hear? She joined the Army! Isn’t that cute?

–Ave A & 9th St

Overheard by: Hannah

Mommy wannabe: You are so cute it’s retarded! It’s retarded how cute you are! Seriously!

–Prospect Park

Overheard by: A White Bear

Tourist guy: Oh, that’s cute. All the benches are donated.

–Central Park

Overheard by: sarah

Guy: She’s just your standard-issue cute girl. There are a million of ‘em in the city. There are probably a hundred just on this train!

–6 train

Thug on cell: Did they go up her butt? Then they ain’t cute. Only if they on you…

–Broadway & 12th

Overheard by: Jess McGins

Blonde teen: You are sooo cute when you’re drunk!

–Bridle Path, Central Park

Overheard by: if walls had ears

Pundit: The word ‘cute’ doesn’t do the men in here justice… Ha, ha. I made a funny!

–Queens County Civil Courthouse

Wednesday One-Liners Never Sleep Either

Queer on cell: You want me to plan something seasonal? In New York City? You mean, like drinking pumpkin lattes in Starbucks?

–E 78th & York

Overheard by: Hollie G.

Hippie hobo: Man, look at those guys out there, working in the tunnels with all that shit. I’d rather be a park ranger, man. Watch me go get another picnic basket! [Pause] God, get me out of this fucking city. New York sucks. I just want to build a tree house.

–Uptown 1 train

Guy to car that nearly hits him as he crosses street against the light: Fuck you! Welcome to New York!

–19th St & 6th Ave

Overheard by: Hobo Whisperer

Ghetto chick: You got a homeless guy blowing kisses at you. You’re a real New Yorker now.

–58th & 8th

Tourist dad to young daughter after seeing two hobos: It’s a New York City thing, honey.

–R train

Woman on cell: I’m walking in an urban landscape. I said I’m walking in an urban landscape!

–78th & Park Ave

Conductor: If you step out of the door, the rest of New York can keep going.

–1 train

Overheard by: Xavier

Better-Off Wednesday One-Liners

Irate quasi-thug on cell: Do you value your life? Do you want to die? No, I ain’t threatenin’ you. You can’t play with a man’s emotions like that. No. Do you want to die? I’m just asking… Do you want to die? I– [second party hangs up].


Overheard by: Mikey G

Crazy crackhead: I am not your average crackhead — I will kill you!

–Lenox & 118th

Lady: And the rest are buried in the… front lawn.

–Columbus Park

Overheard by: Bitch that shit ain’t right!

Puerto Rican guy: I don’t have to! The only thing I have to do is be Puerto Rican and die, because you know I don’t pay taxes!

–R train

Irish construction worker: I’m telling you, she had a clit like a dead turkey’s neck.

–LIRR to Huntington

Overheard by: Laffer

Checkout lady: If anyone tries to get in line behind you, kill ‘em.

–Costco, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Rich Mintz

Nerd to another: It’s better to just fake your own death and live your life on an island somewhere.

–Broadway & Duane

Overheard by: Ronzoni