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    Overheard by Cyburbia

    I recently saw a very cool website called overheardinnewyork.com It's essentially a collection of random comments overheard by people throughout NYC, and posted on this site. Many of the comments are hilarious; others are absurd; some are incredibly stupid.

    Is there anything you've overheard recently that you might want to let us know about?
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    Link contains NSFW language
    Last edited by NHPlanner; 16 Dec 2004 at 5:12 PM.

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    WOH... the language on this site my not be work safe!

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    WOH... the language on this site my not be work safe!
    OOPS -- yes, some of the language is a little salty. Sorry about not giving a heads-up. Thanks Mike for the warning.

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    Quote Originally posted by Guy at next table over at fancy restaurant at local ski resort:

    That will be a real feather in our cap, once we get democracy in Iraq.
    This guy was entertaining out-of-town guests. Notice how easy the cliche fell from his lips.

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    Overheard under the El on Van Buren St.:

    First guy on the street: "Man, I thought you wuz locked up fo' good!"

    Second guy on the street: "Naw, man. 'Memba, that m*****f**** didn't die!"

    Both: "HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!"

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    Overheard on Cyburbia

    Everything is better with a monkey.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    This is a bit of a personal "overheard" from my past.....

    I was in downtown Cleveland with another business associate. Went to lunch at a downtown restaurant. Sitting at the table next to us were a couple of guys who I did not know.....but I sure knew their topic.

    Guy # 1: I can't believe that XXXXXXXXX Company wants to buy us at that price.
    Guy # 2: And that idiot, XXXXX XXXX.......he is so damn arrogant.

    This conversation, between a couple gents from a company my company was in negotiations to buy, lasted about ten (10) minutes.

    Even though I was not involved in the negotiations the person they were talking about was our designated representative.

    BTW.....It did all work out well.

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    sick thing is, is that half of those comments could have been made by me! Just not the hobo ones. I'm not a hobo.

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    Also check out This is Grand stories about people on the Chicago L.

    Pete: You should submit that.

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    Overheard while I was the only customer at the Stop 'n Shop deli counter

    Deli Guy #1: Frank came by here givin' us that look.

    Deli Guy #2: Yeah he doesn't like the deli too much.

    Deli Guy #1: You know, he almost fired me.

    Deli Guy #2: For what?

    Deli Guy #1: For that thing I did . . . You, know . . . that thing I did.

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    >Kid runs to dad in a phramaceutical store with a pack of condoms in his hand, start begging his dad to buy those "candies"
    >Dad tells him to put them back with a really embarassed look

    I just chuckle everytime I see the scene (I've seen it more than once)

    Kids are so naive... just because it's fruit flavored, it doesn't mean you eat it...

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    Quote Originally posted by SkeLeton
    Kids are so naive... just because it's fruit flavored, it doesn't mean you eat it...
    Depends on the course of action

















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    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    I was sitting at the base of the gondola in Aspen enjoying a beer with my dad and his friend after a wonderful day of skiing. As usual, the toffeenosed Aspen-types were abundant and we overheard this conversation of a man on his cell:
    (Smilies will represent our reactions)

    The Guy: Well, transfer the shares .... (waits)..... well, that's still going to be a million short.... .... okay I'll be there tonite. Hold everything.
    (Man gets off the phone and makes another call)
    The Guy: Son, pack everything.... Why? Beacause I have to go back to L.A. right now..... Just do it! I'm calling the pilot.....

    Needless to say, we were out of place.... so we found a cheap bar in town where the "help" and not-so-rich locals like to party....
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    I stopped a couple days ago at a Shell station on the way home from the office. I wanted a Coke and a Little Debbie Zebra Cake (it's been a long Christmas season). I was in one of those moods where you wish you could see some non-deadly human suffering, the kind Mel Brooks used to talk about.

    Talk about serendipity! In walks this tool with the restroom key. He said a la Butthead, "Uh, I hit my head on the toilet. It hurt."

    I had to leave immediately! I lost it once I hit the car!
    Back home just in time for hockey season!

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    At the playground about a week ago, from one 11 y.o. to another: "Put that in your juice box and suck it."

    It's become the inside joke with my family ever since.

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    I better not participate in this kidn of thread.

    I cannot overhear very well and many times I think I heard something that definitely doesn't make sense or that just sounds way too odd or kinky.

    If I'm having a conversation with someone and feel that I didn't hear everything that someone said to me, I sometimes repeat what I think I heard as a means of confirming what I heard. Some people are annoyed by this and others find humour in what I misheard.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hceux
    ...If I'm having a conversation with someone and feel that I didn't hear everything that someone said to me, I sometimes repeat what I think I heard as a means of confirming what I heard. Some people are annoyed by this and others find humour in what I misheard.
    I do that too -- like the scene in some movie where the guy admits he's been figure skating, and the other guy says "what? You're finger painting?". I love doing that (at least it amuses myself).
    How do I know you are who you think you are?

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    I answered the phone last week after hours and this woman on the phone wanted to speak to the Assessor. So, I told her we were closed at 5 and she said, and I'm not kidding:

    "Oh, well, it's 4 PM here, so I have to, like, call in your time zone?"

    "uh, yeah, yes, you do"

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian
    I answered the phone last week after hours and this woman on the phone wanted to speak to the Assessor. So, I told her we were closed at 5 and she said, and I'm not kidding:

    "Oh, well, it's 4 PM here, so I have to, like, call in your time zone?"

    "uh, yeah, yes, you do"
    Ah, yes the time zone difference, have to deal with it frequently here in SW Indiana (Central Time Zone).
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    The wife and I were sitting in a Ruby Tuesdays and got stuck near the bar. There were 3 single guys shooting the bull at bar. It was kinda sad and funny at the same time. Reminded me of that line in Piano Man. "They were sharing a drink called lonliness, but it was better than drinking alone"
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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