Despondent hobo: Spider-Man is dead, mothafuckah. –Thompson & Bleecker Overheard by: Emily B. Earnest white girl: So, I’ve been thinking about it, and here’s what I’m picturing — dat ho is lyin’ flat on her stomach, and Superman is on top of her, but he has to maybe keep his arms out in front of him like he’s in flyin’ position… And it seems like maybe it would be easier to Superman a small person… I bet you could Superman a big girl. Yeah, definitely. –H&M, Soho Angry vendor in heavy accent, after police bust nearby: They just arrest him. They arrest everybody. They think they are Superman! –Greene St, Soho Overheard by: Rich Mintz Costumed guy: Two things you never do — you never pull Superman’s cape, and you never kick Spider-Man in the nuts! [To friend dressed as Spider-Man] You are wearing a cup, right? –13th & University Overheard by: theresa
Security guard #1: Yes sir, yes sir, I am definitely gonna put my pimp foot forward, yes sir, and then I'm gonna go home and change into my Superman outfit…and drink some coffee. Yes sir!
Security guard #2: Mmhmm! –116th & Amsterdam, Columbia Overheard by: camillia*
College girl: Like Spiderman and Batman?
College guy, enthusiastically: That analogy is always cool! –186th St & Arthur Ave
Five-year-old boy: I Superman! I Superman.
Six-year-old girl: Who cares!
Five-year-old boy: I Superman! I Superman! –Flatbush & Atlantic, Brooklyn
Son to father: Daddy, do they sell Spiderman clothes in here?
Father: No, I am pretty sure they don't sell Spiderman stuff in here.
Son: Yes they do! –Victoria's Secret
Hobo walking around making gun with hands: Spiderman, Spiderman, Spiderman…
Bag lady, to no one in particular: He thinks he's s Spiderman, but he's really not.
Hobo to hand: She's right, ya know. Spiderman. –Penn Station
High school boy: Superheroes are cool, right?
High school girls: (laughs) –Governors Island Overheard by: Brigdh
Stoner #1: Yo, I’m Superman.
Stoner #2: If you’re Superman, I’m Superman too.
Stoner #1: How the hell can you be Superman?
Stoner #2: I’ll show you later! –14th St., Union Square Overheard by: Supacat
Man #1: Who asked you?
Man #2: The executive.
Man #1: The executive?
Man #2: The executive.
Man #1: The executive of what?
Man #2: Of what?
Man #1: Yes.
Man #2: Of Batman. –Manhattan
Black man in Batman suit trying to get tourists to pay to take pictures with him: I got bills! I got bills! –Times Square Overheard by: kpan Traffic cop, motioning in vain for car to stop: I guess my powers aren't working today… –Citifield, 7 Train Entrance Teenage girl: I love my physics teacher. He's like a fat, middle-aged Superman. –Bard High School, Queens Overheard by: Sunny Large man with heavy accent shouting into cell: Please send somebody–I have just been robbed. (pause) I am on the corner. (pause) What do you mean, "white"? He is a Spiderman! He's wearing a Spiderman suit! –Stanton & Essex