Archive for March, 2012

Run for the Light, Wednesday One-Liners!

Old woman at diner: I told you how I want to die, right? At 90, in childbirth.

–Broadway & 14th, Astoria

Overheard by: Matt

Guy on bus: Mr Strauss, I'm sorry I can't make it in today, I have a family emergency, my wife's sister was murdered yesterday.

–M16 Bus

Film student: If you're gonna work in film, if you're gonna think about my mother dying, my grandmother in hospital, my father dying, no, fuck all that shit. You gotta focus, say this is all that matters right now.

–NY Film Academy Cafe

Overheard by: Katherine

Man on phone: Sometimes you just have to kill everyone and start over. (pause) Do it and call me back.

–28th Ave & Steinway St


Wednesday One-Liners for David Hasselhoff

20-something guy: I've been drinking for, what, seven hours now? (mumbles) Fuck this shit. Fuck that shit. Fuck the French consulate!

–F Train

Overheard by: Amy

Drunk 20-something on cell, after boyfriend steps away: He went for more beer.
3 16-ounce beers and a pretzel so far. Yeah, I have a buzz, ohmigod, it's way hot. Yes, he is… You know how I get with a beer buzz. Yes, I hope we leave soon. (pause) His place.
I hope he makes a pretzel out of me!

–Yankee Stadium

Very drunk woman slurring to red-headed guy and Indian guy she just met: Ginger and Indian! Ginger and Indian, come here!

–L Train

Overheard by: Alison R

Drunk guy walking into store to cashier: Excuse me ma'am, where is the duck tape? I have a bit of a situation…

–Home Store, Brooklyn


Waifsday One-Liners

Hot girl on cell: So she was all, "are there calories in conditioner? Cause, there's gotta be fat, right?" And I was all, "duh! That's why it says to leave it on for three minutes! So not too many calories sink into your head!"

–13th & 2nd

Girl drinking coke: No, starches is what makes you gain weight.

–B38 Bus

Ditzy girl to another: Oh my god, this always happens to me! I don't eat for a long time and then I get *really* hungry!

–Pizza Place

Hobo: Excuse me, ladies and gentlemen! I'm very hungry! I haven't eaten in 15 days! (pause) Just kidding!

–Uptown 3 Train

Overheard by: EVan Gardner

20-something skinny girl: I'm on a diet. I had a breath of fresh air this morning. Now I'm full.

–48th St & 9th Ave


Wednesday One-Liners Run Into Carmen Sandiego

Tourist to wife: I just don't understand! Where are we?!

–Times Square

Panicking tourist to security guard: Where's Rockefeller Center? We're looking for Rockefeller Center.

–Lobby of One Rockefeller Plaza

Overheard by: Cung

20-something girl to friend: We should learn to read maps. We live in New York City. It's so simple. We should learn to read maps.

–Union Square

Overheard by: Katherine

Man to woman, walking: It's Broadway and 6th, but I don't know where that is.

–Broadway & 6th


He's Back from Amsterdam?

Hip Asian NYU girl #1: This is like totally hitting my spot.
Hip Asian NYU girl #2: Oh my god, yeah!

–West Village Chipotle


In a Kids R' Us.

Conductor: Herald Square, the r train is across the platform.
Four-year-old-in-stroller: The r train!
Mom: Yep.
Four-year-old: The r train. The r train! We can take the r train to Kendall's house.
Mom: No, honey.
Four-year-old: Oh.
Mom: How do we get to Kendall's house?
Four-year-old: Oh. We take a taxi.
Mom: Yep.
Four-year-old: We take a taxi… Then an airplane.
Mom: Yep. Kendall lives in Austin, Texas.

–Q-train, 34th Street

Overheard by: Sarah Hammond


Psych!

Little brother: Look! There's the Empire State Building!
Older brother: And there's a Dunkin' Donuts!
Little brother: Ooohh! Where?

–M103 Bus

Overheard by: Samantha


Coincidence?

Teenager getting on b44: Look, there's another bus coming!
Older male relative: That's the q35!
Teenager: You're 35!

–Nostrand Ave.

Overheard by: Someone eating slim jims