Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Not big on wieners in India

An Indian national, on spying the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile drive by: What the heck is that?!?

- Overheard by Steve

Save Money. Live Better

Girl on cell phone: My cousin always goes to Walmart at 2 am, and she never invites me.
Girl: She invites her mom, because she's her "best friend", but never me. Like, I'm her cousin!
Girl: Yeah, she wakes up at 2 and goes.
Girl: Because that's the best time to go. There's no lines or traffic or anything.
Girl: Yeah. You've never done that?

- Target
-- Overheard by Stepanie

and that's the TOOTH!

Co-worker in her 40's talking to benefits representative by phone: I have had this tooth since the fifth grade!

- Overheard by Lori

Monday, April 27, 2009

The King

Loud expert on all things classic rock: I can do whatever I want! I'm elvis! I can do your wife!

- At MFP
-- Heard by Shelby

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hungover Guy #1: I called my girlfriend last night? Did I say anything stupid?

Guy #2: No.

Guy #1: So I didn't say anything about the strippers or coke?

Guy #2: Nope.

Guy #1: OK, good.

- Heard in IHOP on McLoughlin at 10am Saturday morning
-- Overheard by CL


Woman to friend: "So eventually I had to cut my eyelashes, because they were getting so long that they would get spiderwebs on them."

-Overheard by Emily

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Soap box

Standing outside the PSU Library, one could hear a man a block away proselytizing about Christ.

I overheard woman say: I’d rather listen to the hippies jamming.

- Overheard by Tom

Monday, April 20, 2009

Classic Schwinns

On Sunday we rode our 1970s Schwinn bicycles to Alameda and parked them outside of a restaurant where we sat down nearby to eat lunch.

Dad to his son (about 5 years old): Wow... look at those cool old bikes!

Son: Weird.

- Overheard by S

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Tween girl #1: Easter is such a white holiday!

Tween girl #2: Yeah, they wouldn't even make fried rice!

- 82nd Fred Meyer, Easter Sunday
-- Overheard by Jorden, who writes "I know, it doesn't make any sense to me either..."

Return of the Black Panthers

Woman: You'll never believe what I saw yesterday, right outside my own window! Black Panther cats. Just walking around like they owned the neighborhood.

Man: Black Panther cats?

Woman: Yeah, can you believe it! I mean, this is BEAVERTON we're talking about.

Man: What do you mean, Black Panthers were outside your window?

Woman: You know, Black Panther cats. Those big stray cats that look like black panthers.

Man: Oh.

- Guiseppe's restaurant in SE Portland
-- Zen Angel.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Girl 1: Eww, it smells like sewage.

(Girl 3 storms out of the car and into the bar.)

Girl 1: She is sooo stuck up.

Girl 2: I have cum on my shirt.

- Outside Eye Candy last night
-- Overheard by Jesse

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rainbow Warriors

Between two kids in their late teens in front of my home in South Beaverton

Boy : Yeah that house down there has some like rainbow crap on it.

Girl: Like lesbian stuff or like religious propaganda?

Boy: Religious propaganda?

Girl: Yeah I heard about this religious cult, you know like Catholicism, in like New York where they use rainbows and stuff it's like the "Rainbow Coalition" or something!

- Overheard by Mike

Monday, April 13, 2009

Observe and Report

Guy 1: My dad taught me how to make meth.

Guy 2: Yeah?

Guy 1: My dad's a cop.

- On the MAX Red Line
-- Overheard by Michele

300 Level Just Doesn't Give a Shit!

At Blazers / L*kers game.

T-shirt on two guys walking down to his 100 level seats: "Luck the Fakers".

Matching t-shirts on a group of of three guys wondering around on the 200 level: "F**k the Lakers".

T-shirt on a one middle aged man strutting through the 300 level: "FUCK THE LAKERS!"

My buddy: Woah, 300 level just don't give a shit, huh??

- Overheard by John

Friday, April 10, 2009

Boy's room

5 Year Old Boy: Is this the Boy's Room?
Me: Yes, did you see the Cowboy on the door? Aren't you a Cowboy?
5 Year Old Boy: No, I'm a Raider's fan.

- Overheard by Rick

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Oedipus now

dude #1: Hey, motherfucker!

dude #2: Dude, you have to stop calling me that.

dude #1: Why? i mean it with love, motherfucker.

dude #2: Shh. shit, man. you make it sound like i'm some kind of asshole.

dude #1: Hey, you're the one who thought it'd be cool to have a kid.

- Downtown Wednesday
-- Overheard by Myrrh

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Gave at the gym

Faculty to another, heading towards the elevator on the 4th floor of Neuberger Hall:
I go to the gym--I don't need to take the stairs.

-- Overheard by Marianna


Guy: Dude, I'm never going to do Salvia again.
Girl 1: When did you buy Salvia?
Guy: I didn't, you left it at my house.
Girl 1: What? I didn't even know that I'd bought any!
Guy: Yeah, and you left it at my house. I did way too much--It was the worst experience of my life. I threw the rest out.
Girl 1: What!?! I can't believe you threw away my Salvia!

- Coffee shop on NW 21st
-- Overheard by Ansel

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Hot dogs & b-ball

In Zach Shack on Hawthorne, watching Blazers away game at Houston. Blazers are losing, lots of grumbling.

Dude at bar: Houston sucks! Houston, go home!
Dude at table: Um, they are home?
(awkward pause)
Dude at bar: ...To their HOUSES!

- Overheard by Martha, who writes: "This moment made up for the obnoxious douche sitting next to me, who was cheering for the Rockets incidentally."

Monday, April 06, 2009


Guy 1: You girls just don't realize the power you have.
Girl: Why, because we have pretty faces?
Guy 1: Yeah! We guys like it!
Guy 2 (Sitting in the middle): I can't believe I'm trapped between an intelligent conversation! I'm actually really dumb.

- On the Max
-- Overheard by Dalas, who writes: "I couldn't figure out if he was being sarcastic or he was actually that stupid. The other 15 minutes of the conversation pointed towards stupid."

Scary things

Gay boy in a beaver t-shirt: Parks are filled with scary things.

Companion: Scary things?

Gay boy: ...like bugs.

- Laurelhurst Park
-- Overheard by Marianna

Friday, April 03, 2009

Maybe it's time to shut up

A snippet of a conversation between a woman and a mounted patrol officer on SW 5th Ave.

Officer: Do you have a question?

Woman: Yes, I want to know why I'm getting a ticket, and not some kind of warning.

Officer: Ma'am, I tried to give you a warning.

- Overheard by PAgent

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Private Life in the Work Place

Coworker: Yeah, but you haven't seen anal like this.

Conversation ender explaining how angry she was with her sister eating food that was planned for dinner.

- Overheard by plane.luke

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Drug War

Man in central library: They have a poster promoting marijuana use on a bulletin board in this library. I told them they'd better rip it down. I told the librarian and she wouldn't take it down. I told her, 'there are people smoking weed in front of your library and blowing the smoke in your face!' They are not against marijuana use at this library, they are FOR it! I told her I'd call the cops... marijuana use is illegal and they don't even care!

His Friend: You can't change the world, man.

Man: I can pray! I can pray that this library closes. I can do that! I'm going to pray that they close this library.

- Overheard by Chris