Archive for the ‘Global Geography’ Category

Wednesday One-Liners See New York With Fresh Eyes

Tourist to another, looking at Ellis Island: Look, there is Alcatraz!

–Staten Island Ferry

Little tourist girl to dad: Why are there so many brown people in this city?

–Lexington & 59th St

Tourist: We have made it to the center of the earth!

–Times Square

Overheard by: Lance Torres

Tourist: Wow! Times Square is really busy tonight.

–Times Square

Overheard by: erkala

Teenage tourist: Soooo… It's like a little bus… On rails… That goes in a tunnel?

–42nd & 7th

One Of the Few Countries the U.S. Never Tried to Invade

Dominican girl #1: Yo, when you go to the Dominican republic, everyone is mad nice to you because they think you are rich and can help them out. Everyone there thinks people in the US are all rich.
Dominican girl #2: Yeah, but they don't know we got poor people here, too.
Dominican girl #1: Word, they think the whole country's rich, like Ireland.

–Vanessa's Dumplings, 14th St

Was?”

Four-year-old: I was going to Queens.
Employee: Oh, Queens?
Four-year-old: Yeah, it wasn't part of the United States, it was part of Long Island.

–McNally Jackson Bookstore

Overheard by: Amyjo

The Alien Autopsy Of Wednesday One-Liners

Seven-year old boy to bookseller: Do you have any books on crop circles in this library?

–Barnes & Noble

Overheard by: Amused bookseller a few feet away

Man to another: Don't you know? All those tunnels in Afghanistan run into the pyramids in Gaza! If I was President there would be one less pyramid.

–Soup Kitchen, Midtown

Overheard by: John Gordon

Gentleman on train: You know why they invented daylight savings, don't you? It's because of Halloween, a lot of congressmen wanted kids to have an extra hour to go trick or treating. That's why we have daylight savings.

–Penn Station

Overheard by: Annie

Elderly professor: Fewer chairs, less chalk every week. It's a conspiracy!

–Pratt Institute

Overheard by: Denali