A Smorgasbord Of Wednesday One-Liners

Guy to scowling girlfriend: You gotta open your mind every once in a while… Not everything can be about olives.

–St. Mark's

Overheard by: But sometimes it can

Woman to friend in subway: You have to start cooking now, so by the time you're ready to poison his food, it won't be suspicious.

–Q Train

Man in heavy Arabic accent to man in van: Rice and beans! Rice and beans!

–32nd & 6th

Overheard by: erkala

Bro to others: Hands up those who have no idea what you just ordered.

–Kyo Ya Restaurant

Middle-aged woman sitting on park bench eating KFC, after throwing piece to a duck: Ahhahhaa, eat yourself!

–Central Park

Overheard by: Molly Clover


Wednesday One-Liners Gone Wild

College-aged girl, to her friends: We have to make out tonight. And we have to get it on camera. –Ave A Overheard by: damnitanyway Yuppie girl: I felt so uncomfortable so, like, I had to get wasted. –9th St, Park Slope Overheard by: Corbin 18-year-old Asian girl: My parents just don’t know me anymore, you know? I’ve changed my last year in New York, you know? Like, I’ve had sex with a lot of people. –Food Emporium, 50th & 8th Girl in red leather pants, on cell: Yeah, but you have to bring a leather outfit, otherwise you won’t get any clients. Everyone there is a biker or otherwise they are latex fetishists. –89th & Broadway Overheard by: ejuliast Girl: I used to have two vibrators, but I broke ‘em both. –14th St Trendy girl on cell: Yeah, so Long Islanders will be there. You know what that means: debauchery…and danger! –41st & Lex Girl: He had the nerve to tell me that I had no life. I was like, “I do too have a life! I am drinking constantly!” –Petite Abeille, Tribeca

How the U.S. Looks to the Rest of the World

Angry guy: Hey, what the fuck, man? You fuckin’ crazy, jackhole? What the fuck you doin’, man?
Bewildered guy: I’m not doing anything…
Angry guy: Be fuckin’ nice, man! What the fuck is wrong with you? Be fucking nice!
Bewildered guy: Well, then, you be nice, too.
Angry guy: Do not fuck with me. I will fuck you up! Do not fuckin’ mess with me!
Bewildered guy: I’m not messing with you!
Angry guy: Okay. Have a nice day.

–F train

Don't Hate the Wednesday One-Liner, Hate the Game

(a pigeon flies up to a rambling bike messenger)
Bike messenger
: Hey, bird. Whadda ya say? How you doing? You play baseball? What position? First base? Third? Catcher?


–47th & Madison

Ditzy teen on cell: Why can't they, like, have two footballs instead so both teams could score?

–Doctor's Office, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Robert Gleyberman

Professor: Did I tell you guys I'm getting into professional wrestling?

–Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Overheard by: Didn't want the details

Guy to another, screaming at the top of his lungs: It's fucking field hockey! It's a girl's sport! Why are you even on the team?! You make me sick!

–Columbia University

Overheard by: Scott Jurkowski

Train conductor, announcing stop: Willets point, Shea Stadium…home of that *other* team.

–Willets Point, Queens

Overheard by: Random Asian Chick