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This past week the first anniversary of this site went quietly by. Wow, has it really been a year already? Yes, it has. We just said so. Please pay attention. We hope that the site has made you laugh, or caused you to look over your shoulder before speaking. We wanted to take this moment to thank our readers, especially those who contribute, and our non-readers, especially those who provide our fodder. This site wouldn’t be here without the help of friendly ears. If you heard anything, do take the time to send it in. We also wanted to announce that due to the great influx of submissions, starting tomorrow we’re going to be posting twice daily for as long as possible. Onward and upward, as we once overheard someone say. –The Overheard In New York Staff, NYC
Greetings, friends. Do you enjoy the fine, free quality programming here at Overheard in New York? Then you owe it to yourself to contribute whatever you happen to overhear. Together, we can continue bringing you the meta-humor we all know and love. Thanks The Staff
Our beloved editor will give a talk 8pm this Wednesday, 12/8, about working with Harvey Pekar on Our Movie Year. It’s in the basement of Lolita, corner of Broome and Allen on the LES. Our beloved publisher will be there as well; come by and say hi to the Overheard staff!
We wanted to point out that we’ve now enabled comments on our entries. While it’s rude to speak in public about something someone else said, here we encourage it. –The OverheardInNewYork.com Staff, NYC
Bus driver: Next stop: 60th Street, transfer to the four, five, six or the N/R. Sixtieth Street and Bloomingdales, next stop… Hi, everyone — I’d like to take this red light to thank you for joining us on this, the one hundred and fifteenth run of the M103 bus. Now, I know some of you have had bad days at school, work, church, et cetera, but please don’t bring that home to your loved ones. Leave all your stress on the bus, and I’ll toss it into the East River for you when we pass it. [Applause.]
Middle-aged woman: Well, that was nice of him!
–M103 bus, 3rd Ave
Male hockey fan: I swear — if he shows me his ass one more time…
Female hockey fan: I know!
Male hockey fan: Seriously, I’ve seen the inside of his colon.
–33rd & 7th
Headline by: Rhys Southan
· “And Trust Me, It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be” – Mike N
· “But I Had to Pay Extra” – Anna
· “Giuliani’s Clean Bill Of Health Proves Not to Be Factor with Voters” – Jatmos
· “Now Let’s Take Off These Rubber Gloves and Go to the Game” – Julie
Click here to see the new Headline Contest