Archive for July, 2007

He’s the Best Improvisational Lear in the Park

Crazy hobo pointing and screaming at a baby on dad’s shoulder: Fucking bitch! You fucking bitch! Get the fuck out of here, you fucking bitch! You fucking slob!
Father to daughter, laughing: Come on, honey, let’s go!

–Washington Square Park

Overheard by: tj

You Know Those People Who Do All Their Thinking Out Loud?

Drunk guy #1: You know Fabrizio is banging Heather, right?
Drunk guy #2: No, really?
Drunk guy #1: Yeah, he’s bangin’ the shit out of her — throwing her around the room and shit.
Drunk guy #2: Hehehe.
Drunk guy #1: He had her at her parents’ house and went for six hours non-stop.
Drunk guy #2: Wow.
Drunk guy #1: Of course, he’s 23 years old. For me to go six hours non-stop I need a little blue help. You know, some blue help — especially with all the stuff I do [holds hand up to nose simulating doing a bump], y’know what I mean? [Suddenly turns to lady with Lord & Taylor bag] Lord and Taylor — that place is the best. It’s just like Neiman Marcus, but for a hundred bucks more you get a cappuccino and a shoe shine. It’s worth it, right?

–Brooklyn-bound F train

Overheard by: Leticia

At the Very Least, We Can Play Beer Pong on It

15-year-old kid at stoop sale: Yo, I should totally buy this.
Friend #1: It’s a door. What are you going to do with a door?
15-year-old kid: Yeah, but it’s only 20 dollars.
Friend #2: You should definitely buy it.

–Carroll St, between 6th & 7th Ave, Park Slope

Overheard by: mervis

Nothing Like Faint Praise from the Unworthy

Outgoing misogynist: See, my friend gives you a nine, but that’s because he loves Puerto Rican women. I give you a seven-and-a-half. [Lady nods without looking up from her magazine.] So, what do you think?
Head-in-hands misogynist: I think you just embarrassed me.
Outgoing misogynist: I think you overshot with that nine, that’s what I think.

–4 train

Overheard by: Alex