A tourist woman examines Dali’s masterpiece and comments: Oh hey, this is supposed to be famous, but I can’t remember why. –MoMA Overheard by: Greg Rutter
Mother, about her hyperactive child: Looooong day. Long day, and too much ice cream.
Hyperactive child: No.
–King Tut Exhibit, Times Square
Overheard by: Sarah
Box office employee: Would you like to add a ticket for the 3D movie?
20-something girl: Is it for the movie and the exhibit in 3D?
Box office employee: No, just the movie is in 3D.
–King Tut Exhibit
Teenage girl #1: That's Babe Ruth? That don't look like Babe Ruth!
Teenage girl #2: I thought Babe Ruth was black…
–Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Cosmetology teacher: We do not do sterilization in this class. That is what they do in a medical lavatory.
–Cosmetology Class, Astoria
Overheard by: Kelsey
Fat black teen shoving past white couple: I like how they ain't know how a say "excuse me."
–Wilson ave, Bushwick
Xerox repairman on cell: Yo, you sound like John Lecoozigamo! He's a comedian. Le-cooz-I-ga-mo.
–132nd St & Cypress
Overheard by: office drone
Middle-aged mother with thick Staten Island accent on cell: Ronny, where are you?! We are standing outside and we are freezing the children!
–New York City Transit Museum, Brooklyn
Indignant thug to thugette: I told her we wasn't together. How did she know I'm with you? Did you tell her differentwise?
Overheard by: Liza
Blonde: But I want my money to have personality.
Overheard by: Late Night Doritos
Guy in Sweeny Todd t-shirt: Oh my god, we have to go back, we forgot the cardboard! How can we make money without cardboard?!
–McDonald's, 3rd Ave
Eastern European man: I never waited for an ATM in my life! What the fuck!?
–Bank of America, University & 14th
Well-dressed middle aged woman: Money is so expensive these days…
–Filene's Basement, Union Square
Overheard by: Bargin Shopper
Woman in line for general admission, to companion: An $18 museum? You'd better look at fucking everything, and touch some stuff too!
Overheard by: Tom
Serious, conservative, aspiring journalist to another: Something I've been working on a lot, I might not write it for publication but at least for my own enjoyment, you know, I've been writing a report on the culture of defecation.
Other journalist: Nice! I've been thinking a lot about that.
–In Line for Guggenheim Museum
Older gay guy on cell: In the 60s, you didn't need to have passion or talent to be an artist; you just needed to have a van, because no one else was going to haul your shitty art around.
–7th Ave & 14th St
Overheard by: Miss C
Girl reading sign at Frank Lloyd Wright museum: Oh… He was an architect!
Overheard by: Antartic
Mom to little girl: If you look at too much art in one day, you'll turn into a statue.
Guy on phone: Yeah, she said she didn't think I would want to go, but why the fuck not? I'll go to a fucking museum if I fucking want to. I'll look at some paintings and shit.
Overheard by: Mark McLaughlin
12-year-old boy, looking at Picasso paintings: This is totally my thing, man, it's like free porn.
Loud girl to friend: How the hell do you lose your vibrator?
–4th St & 2nd Ave
Guy on cell: Yeah, I'm just waiting in line at Whole Foods. Still want me to bring the dildo over?
Gay man to boyfriend: I'm glad we could come here and show your coworkers that we really do buy lube for our sexual adventures.
–The Leather Man
Overheard by: i don't go to sex shops with my boyfriend
Creepy older man on phone: Someone should really dildo her.
–5th Ave & 58th St.
Overheard by: Courtney
Girl, loudly: Why didn't you tell me you bought lube?!
–Crowded NYU Elevator
Overheard by: S
Large woman to group of friends: And if someone asks a question, I just wave a dildo in front of their eyes!
Overheard by: Liat
Suit: Guess what he found. (pause) A stick of butter. (pause) In the soap dish of the bathtub upstairs.
–Cafe Toda, Broadway & John St
Loud teenage boy: They're completely uncivilized. They don't even use tomato sauce.
Overheard by: Sunny
Student, about dorm room: I walk in and thought there was a pile of shit on my bed. I look a little closer, and it was a fucking wad of dip.
–College, The Bronx
Student to another: Who made you the butter police?
–Union & 7th Ave, Brooklyn
Overheard by: Lauren Razzore