Guy: Baby, I gotta piss, shit…barf, burp, sneeze, all that crap. –Astroland Punk girl: Oh my God. If I see Jorge I’m going to poop my pants. –Randall’s Island Overheard by: Holly Kaye Woman: Do you know how nasty maxi pads are? It’s like a baby sitting in its own shit. It’s like me sloshing around in my own blood! –22nd & Park Overheard by: Sion Harrington Crazy lady: Can I get some privacy? I saw you peeking through the crack. All I wanna do is pee. Can I get some privacy? All I wanna do is pee. If you wanna see pussy, I can show you where to go but can I get some privacy? All I wanna do is pee! –Penn Station ladies’ room Overheard by: bebe Woman: Excuse me! If you’re going to pee on the seat do you think you could at least wipe it off when you’re done so the next person doesn’t have to sit in it? –Grand Central ladies’ room Dude on cell: …so I picked it up and there was, like, some brown stuff on it that I thought was, like, dirt. So I went to brush it off with my hand…but dude, it, like, wasn’t dirt…no… –Penn Station Overheard by: P. Mills Girl: Yo, this motherfucking butterscotch tastes like jizz! –Loews, 32nd & 2nd Overheard by: annie lin Woman on cell: I don’t even know how to wash his balls when they’re that dirty! –Grand Central Overheard by: cat verde Punk chick: Guys are so lucky they don’t have to bleed and when they do, it’s like, all manly. –Williamsburg Overheard by: Miss Amelia
Man on phone: Come down the road and I'm the first house that you do not see.
–Office Building, W 46th St
Overheard by: TheGreenCat
Black woman on cell: Don't fuck in ma house!
–Union Square Station
10-year-old boy to another: Yeah, my mom says I can fuck a girl in her house, as long as she ain't a skanky-ass ho.
–105th & Broadway
Overheard by: Andy
Girl to friend: We can't hang out at my house. I don't know anyone there anymore.
–125th & Broadway
Overheard by: EthanK
Guy cycling past very fast, to cycling companion: So he bought a whole house just to store pot?
–Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Overheard by: peeper
City cop to two homeless guys: If your house is worth like $200,000, you can probably only get a equity loan for like $100,000. (homeless guys nod their heads in agreement)
–Madison Square Park
Overheard by: E
20-something guy to five-year-old boy: No, Wolverine and Barack Obama are not the same person.
–Hudson Park Soccer Pitch
Overheard by: Kelli Jo
Swag guy: Get your Obama condoms, put it on when times get hard.
–7th Ave & 47th St
Overheard by: Oh no he didn't….
Hobo on train: Look at these two girls! If we get married we can make another Obama!
Cute boy: Captain Kirk is the Bush to Picard's Obama.
–Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Overheard by: Trekkie
Diner to companion: Since Obama's been President, North Korea has fired like two missiles. They're testing his foreign policy, uh, you know, they're testing his gallstones.
–Teddy's Restaurant, Brooklyn
Overheard by: Ken Yapelli
Sock street vendor to passersby: Socks! One dollar, one dollar! One dollar!
(nobody pays attention) Socks! One dollar! Obama! One dollar! Obama! (a few pedestrians stop to browse through his socks)
–New Chinatown, Flushing, Queens
Conductor: This is the 3:07 off peak train to Huntington. Stopping at Woodside, Jamaica, New Hyde Park…blah, blah, blah, you get the idea. Watch the gap. (clicks microphone off)
Conductor: There's a 2 express train right across the platform. Ready, set, go!
Conductor: There's a Brighton Beach-bound b train across the platform. Say that three times fast.
Overheard by: Thom Cohen
Conductor: Ladies and gentleman, I have a very important announcement: this is not the last helicopter out of Saigon. I repeat, this is not the last helicopter out of Saigon. There will be another train after this one, and another one after that.
–Downtown 2 Train
Train conductor: This message is for the young man who stepped to the edge of the platform at the front of the train. This train feels no pain, this train has no brain. How about you?
–Downtown A Train
Overheard by: Guitarbuyer
Bus driver: This is East 18th Street. If you get off here, you'll be at the q train faster. If you choose to not use your god-given walking ability, the q train is next.
Overheard by: not using her god given walking ability
Conductor: This is 96th Street. Next stop, 103rd. Everyone ready? And away we go!
Overheard by: Ali
Pompous, insane English professor: Right now I am being plagued by a contagion, but I will return your reports anon.
Student, to friend who just bashed the side of his head: What the hell? You're hurting my ganglia!
Overheard by: John David
Black mom to teen daughter walking away from her: No, you get back here and listen to what I'm sayin! You gotta pay attention–niggas be instigatin!
–Nassau & Fulton
Overheard by: Tigertail
First year legal scholar: I feel like our relationship is terminated for perpetuity.
Overheard by: bunbury
Yuppie on phone: Wait. (pause) Bruhaha, right?
–70th & Broadway
Tranny heading toward Halloween parade, seeing Sarah Palin costume: Oh my god! That's the lady President, right? The assistant President!
–W 4th St Subway Station
(muslim hot dog vendor bows down to pray at 5 pm)
Child in stroller: Look! Look! Mommy! Barack Obama!
–W 60th & Columbus
Overheard by: Brian
Thug, to hot girl passing by: Hey! Yo, girl, excuse me! (she keeps walking) So, you're voting for McCain, then?
–60th St & 3rd Ave
Overheard by: Alex A.
Little girl: I want to vote for Obama…because he's the first black person to run against Bush.
–Washington Square Park
Overheard by: Dana
Sidewalk watch vendor: These are the watches Obama wore before he became Senator!
–33rd St & Broadway
Overheard by: crosstown girl
Little black girl trick-or-treating with family: Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Obama! Obama!
–Pacific St & Nostrand
Overheard by: Obama Now!
Older gentleman on phone: I was just calling to ask if you wanted to make love to my nice, long, Lebanese penis again tonight. (pause) Yes, yes, 10 works for me.
–45th & 5th Ave
Overheard by: Morgan
Mother, hissing to girl dancing exuberantly: You stop that! Stop it! Boys will try to sex you! Stop!
–6 Train Station
Girl on cell, yelling: He got soft inside me! That's, like, the worst insult ever!
–23rd & 9th
Girl on cell: Come over to the 7-Eleven anytime. I will fuck you!
–Washington Square West
Overheard by: David Fishkind
Brunching woman to friends: We lived in Buffalo! We could have had sex on the sidewalk, but it was four years before we were engaged!
Overheard by: Alexandra
Girl: Someone just needs to push him off the gay cliff, ‘cuz he’s not jumpin!
Ghetto girl: I seen Whoopie Goldberg’s daughter! She a lesbian, light-skinned, and she bad!
–9th Ave & 16th St
Overheard by: david hyman
Darrell Hammond: It’s only queer if you’re on the bottom.
Overheard by: Jess McGins
Angry man on cell: This is exactly why I don’t date bisexual guys!
–3rd Ave & 9th St
Girl on cell: I still don’t get why you dumped him. Just ’cause you’re a lesbian and he’s got that thing for unicorns doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have been cute together.
–2nd & A
Thug: So I was eating that bitch out, and yo, yo, she told me that she was a lez…A lesbian yo! A lesbian!
–Manhattan Ave & 103rd St
Overheard by: Carol – walking slowly so as to hear the rest
Queer: My friend Carol has been dating gay guys for years and fails to realize it until it’s too late!
–Jamaica Ave and 150th St
Overheard by: Rodney-Rod
Stoned chick: I’ve got to do all the drugs I can today. I’m going into rehab next week. –Washington Square Park Overheard by: Matt M Old man: Yeah, my daughter moved out a few months ago. She loves her university and smokes a lot of pot. –Bleecker St English professor: Is that what you say when you’re in your room popping ecstasy with the door closed? –City College Southern woman on cell: Have fun with the kids. Oh? He died? Joe’s son died? Why’d he die so young? Vicodin overdose? Oh, I will be careful. Well, that’s what happens when you take too much Vicodin. You die. — CVS, 54th & Lex Overheard by: Your Mom Teenage girl: Yeah, she sucks now that she’s a crack addict –Columbia University Overheard by: An offended crack addict Literary critic: It was Sherlock Holmes who got me on coke. –Cherry Tree bar, 4th Ave, Park Slope
Nerdy serious white guy: See, that's what's great about going to Afghanistan. I'm no good at talking to women.
Overheard by: annearchist
Nerd walking into archaeology class from noisy hallway: Do you hear the roman legion?
Nerdy guy on cell: Yeah, she's an exhibitionist. She needs to be punished, but who's going to do it?
Geeky Korean kid outside high school: I'm not really bad. I'm, like, medium-bad. You know, like, bad… But still good.
Overheard by: Samantha
Nerd to another: Your entire belief system is based on the rotundity of Darth Vader… That is a farce.
Overheard by: Nicole