Thursday, November 30, 2006

A fight in any other town?

In a dark parking lot, First Guy is inspecting his parked sporty European car. It seems like it might have been dinged while parked there. He sees something on his windshield (a note from the dinger?), looks at it dismissively, and tosses it on the ground.

Second Guy (seeing paper on the ground): "You're not just going to litter like that, are you?"

First Guy: "Well, I was going to, but now I don't think I will." (He bends over and picks it up.)

Second Guy: "Wow, thanks, man. Have a great night."

- 12th and Taylor

-- Overheard by Gregory

Gregory notes: I thought this was right on. What could have been a heated, profanity-laced exchange ended up being pretty damned cool. I salute those two guys.

Yeah, It'll Be a Real Vacation, All Right

Dad to Dad: "Maybe next time I see you I'll have a little one strapped to my chest. I'm looking forward to it -- I really need a vacation from work. I'm taking three weeks paternity leave."

- Sohbet Coffeehouse

-- Overheard by Wacky Mommy

Goddess Shrugged

Real estate agent (looking at ad): "This is bull. You can't be a loan goddess when you've never done a loan."

Guy: "And you can't be a lone goddess if you've never been alone."

- Wilf's

-- Overheard by Rich

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Magnum Booty

Bartender: "So this chick was big--like, stepladder big, you know? So I asked her if she wanted to go out to the parking lot and make out. She goes, ok."

Patron: "No way."

Bartender: "Yeah, I mean she was big. (Holds two round drink trays over his butt cheeks.) Her ass was like this I'm telling you. So anyway, I come back in and the other bartender just puts this shot in front of me and doesn't say a word!"

- Mu Mu's

-- Overheard by Rich

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Come Hither

Parent resembling Tobias from Arrested Development: "You look like you want to get some more action."

Recruiter: "Well... I do hope to speak with more students."

- Portland college fair during a slow period

-- Overheard by Robyn from Austin

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Was Bush in Town?

Scientologist to colleague (laughing): " he tested so far toward the devil that they literally asked him to leave!"

- Exiting the Scientologist Celebrity Center

-- Overheard by electricspacegirl

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Crystal Method

Goth teenager 1: "Hey! Where's my magic crystal! Did you take my crystal?"

Goth teenager 2: "It's not even a crystal! It's made of plastic!"

Goth teenager 1: "Hmph! It's the shape that matters."

- On the Max

-- Overheard by Sara

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Harry Potter Generation

Girl #1: "I went to San Fransisco once."
Girl #2: "Ohhh! Did you go to Azkaban?"
Girl #1: "What?"
Girl #2: "Azkaban. You know, the prison."

Random man behind me (muttering): "That's Alcatraz, you moron."

- Bus #33 to Oregon City Transit Center

-- Overheard by: Kris

Thursday, November 02, 2006

What is Black Rock?

Business Dude: "It's kind of like a jewish Burning Man."

- Red Coach Inn

-- Overheard by Ralph

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Book Force

Brunette: "Do you like to read?"

Powell's employee (laughing): "I don't think anyone who works at Powells doesn't like to read."

- Blue Room, Powell's City of Books

-- Overheard by P.J.