Man (to hipstress): You should get a tattoo of Ben Franklin. –22nd & Park Ave South Overheard by: Matt Law
Latino middle school boy: Barack Obama’s gay!
Black middle school boy: No he ain’t! He’s black!
Overheard by: West Coast Courtney
Dude #1: It’s not that I have a moral objection to the death penalty. I just don’t think it should be the government making the decision.
Dude #2: Would you prefer an angry mob? –122nd & Amsterdam
Exchange student: I was just telling him how to use a Post-it.
20-ish male: Actually, global warming is only going to benefit New York City.
Overheard by: martina m.
Chick: I am not eating somewhere with a misplaced apostrophe in its menu.
Overheard by: Ladle
Young Columbia student: Yeah, so all of a sudden I was walking home drunk, in a diaper, with a huge scar.
Columbia grad student: … And if you ask him he’ll say, ‘I’m making money for the school! I’m making money for the school! I do drugs! I do drugs!’
Student to another: As for the article, I don’t care about the truth of my argument. I care about people knowing how big my penis is.
Conductor: This is 116th Street, Columbia University. Good luck paying your tuition.
Overheard by: Sam
Guy #1: I got a letter from Rosalyn & Jimmy Carter.
Guy #2: Oh really? How are they doing?
Guy #1: Good, they want money. –Christopher & Bleecker Overheard by: Carl
Voter-pusher guy: Remember to vote this Monday!
Voter-pusher girl: It's on Tuesday!
Voter-pusher guy: Thursday! Vote on Thursday!
–23rd St & 8th Ave
Overheard by: Adam
Woman: Her parents are Republicans! They must be! I knew that I would eventually become a target of the Republican conspiracy.
Man: Why do you say that?
Woman: Don’t you see? They’re obviously trying to turn our son against us by taking him out of the country.
Man: If they’re Republicans, why would they be bringing him to France? –Cobble Hill
Alabaman, about MLK Day: Yeah, well, down in Alabama we don’t celebrate his birthday, but the day he was shot.
College kid: Uh…
–49th & 3rd
Queer on cell: They’re only keeping Schiavo alive so she can see Million Dollar Baby. –8th Avenue and 19th St. Overheard by: J-MO
Black girl #1, after watching Eliot Spitzer’s apology: Did you see the wife? She was just standin’ there!
Black girl #2: That’s cause she’s not black. If that was me, I’da took off my ring and throwed it at his head.
Black girl #1: Mmmhmm. If she was black, she’d a keeped it real.
–Edward R. Murrow High School