Archive for 2007

Dude, Some of Its Sections Have Sections

Tourist #1: Why is New York called ‘The Village’?
Tourist #2: Huh? Oh, no. Greenwich Village. It’s a section of New York.
Tourist #1: Why does it need sections?
Tourist #2: ‘Cause it’s huge. It’s like the size of Chicago or something.

–13th & 4th

Overheard by: Couldn’t help but laugh

Hip Hop’s Next Craze

NYU boy, about man with cane and sunglasses: Why do all blind people have to wear sunglasses?
NYU girl: Isn’t it all part of the persona?
NYU boy: What, like they don’t want me to see their eyes?
NYU girl: I guess. And like how they wear baggy pants and FUBU shit.
NYU boy, slowly, after long pause: I said ‘blind people.’

–F train, 14th St

Overheard by: Lindsay

And Not the Mainstream Kind, Either

Teen step-daughter, looking at skater shoes: I love these shoes! If I saw a guy wearing these shoes, I’d be totally into him.
Suit: Yeah, but not for a 34-year-old.
Teen step-daughter: I know lots of 34-year-olds that would wear these.
Suit: Yeah, they work at the movie theater.

–Vintage clothing store

Overheard by: Sean B

At Least in the Wolf’s Version of the Story

Little girl: Once upon a time, there were three little pigs, and their names were Elana, Jessica, and… And Daddy Midget.
Uncle: That best not be me.
Man: You the daddy?
Uncle: Naw, I’m the uncle. But I’m the only daddy around.
Little girl: … And they lived together…
Uncle: I know, I’m probably the wolf.
Little girl: And there was a big bad wolf, and his name was Uncle Greg*.
Uncle: That’s right, I’d best be the wolf.
Little girl: And they lived happily ever after.

–Subway station, 53rd & Lex

Overheard by: Duncan Pflaster