Archive for February, 2012

Manhattan Courtship Rituals Truly Are a Rich Tapestry.

Crazy woman, laughing hysterically, to man with her, while pointing at hobo walking behind: Hey, he's a mangina!
Hobo, picking up pace, following her: You wanna see what a mangina looks like?! I'll show you what mangina looks like!

–Union Square

Something No One Will Ever Say About Natalie Merchant

Farmers market vendor: I just bought both of Christine McVie's solo albums, and they're like… pretty good.
Partner: Really.
Farmers market vendor: Yeah, I know!

–Union Square Farmers Market

Overheard by: Don Willmott

…”Bitch” It Is, Then.

Hipster baristo: What's your name? (takes out pen to write on cup)
Hipster customer: Mi-kay-ell-ay.
Hipster baristo: (stares)
Hipster customer: You're not going to try?
Hipster baristo: No.
Hipster customer: Michelle.
Hipster baristo: Oh.

–Coffee Shop, Metropolitan Avenue

Overheard by: Bruce Lee

Tonight's Movie: The Island Of Dr. Moron

Israeli tourist, in Hebrew: Where's the Israeli street in Brooklyn?
Boss: I'm sorry, I don't know Brooklyn, I know Manhattan.
Israeli tourist, to friend: Do you wanna try going to Manhattan?

–23rd & 6th

Is This What's Known As Hitting the Books?

Lanky guy to dude dressed as Waldo: Hah, I found you!
Waldo guy: I found you.
(waldo guy pummels lanky guy with striped pillow)

–International Pillow Fight, Union Square

I Wondered About the Wide-brimmed Leopard-print Hat.

Old black man: Are you Trinidadian?
Woman: No, I'm Jamaican.
Old black man: Oh, damn… Ya'll is mean. Jamaican women will treat you good if they love you… But if they don't… You won't live very long. But I survived all those women because I'm a pimp.