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Spicy Szechwan Wednesday-One-Liners

Man: If you wanna have lunch, you’ve got to have lunch here, whether it’s Chinese or Subway.

–Canal St

Overheard by: Aahlixx


Little boy
: Does all Chinese food come from Chinatown?


–Williamsburg


Woman
: It’s like listening to an Arab speaking Spanish talking about the Chinese.


–W Train

Overheard by: Bluto


Tourist
: The Chinese are notorious for blurring the line between pet and soup.


–Chinatown


Queen picking up delivery
: Damn, I hate dealing with these Chinese people, they never be understanding English good!


–Fordham dorms, Lincoln Center

Overheard by: I don’t understand you either


Ghetto guy
: Sushi is real Chinese food.


–23rd St & 8th Ave

Overheard by: John Wu


Hipster Chinese girl on cell
: Americans have too much freedom. Yes, too much freedom.


–52nd & Madison


Wednesday One-Liners Think Globally, Act Locally

Hobo: Give Germany brain cancer! Fire laser beams into the back of the brain of Germany! Men, women, retarded children! Make Germany lose their memory!

–New York Public Library Guido on cell: Write this down. It’s P, O, A with two dots on it, N, G. It’s a chair. Poang. Two dots. Two dots. Above. How the fuck should I know? It’s Swedish.

–IKEA, Elizabeth

Overheard by: Rich Mintz JAP: OK, Brittney, so he got blown up in Israel. Everyone gets blown up in Israel!

–Harry’s Burritos, Thompson & 3rd Queer: See, the problem is, you go to France and there are a ton of cute guys, but they’re all French. You go to Italy, cute guys everywhere, but they’re all Italian.

–47th & 9th

Overheard by: Jack Lienke Guy on cell: If I made out with a Venezuelan, does that mean I’m on a government watch list?

–49th & 9th

Overheard by: Matthew K Johnson Barista: Can you grab me a tall Ethiopian by the neck? –Starbucks, Grand Central Suit on cell: And I said, fuck, yeah, it was the best damn sushi I ever had! Who gives a fuck if we were in Alabama… those fuckers were still Japanese, you know?

–Times Square

Overheard by: Who doesn’t love the South?

Nigga, Please!

White guy #1: What’s she look like?
White guy #2: She’s really hot, she’s black.
White guy #1: You mean African-American.
White guy #2: No, I don’t.
White guy #1: But you said she’s black.
White guy #2: Right, she’s Sicilian. She’s neither African nor American.
White guy #1: Well, her family must have come from Africa at some point.
White guy #2: Yeah, like 1000 years ago.
White guy #1: Ok, then she’s African. –39th & 3rd