Archive for 2006

The De­mon­i­can Par­ty Is Known for Its Op­po­si­tion to the Space-Time Con­tin­u­um

Guy: Are you a Re­pub­li­can?
Girl: No, I am a De­mon­i­can.
Guy: You mean De­mo­c­rat?
Girl: Let’s change the sub­ject.
Guy: Okay, well, who did you vote for in the 2004 elec­tion?
Girl: Clin­ton.
Guy: Yeah, let’s change the sub­ject.

The Cof­fee Tree, 223 Wat­son Boule­vard
Warn­er Robins, Geor­gia

Over­heard by: Jonathan Willis

Could We Talk about Bal­ti­more Again, Please?

White cowork­er: So, you’re from Bal­ti­more, right?
Black cowork­er: No, every­one thinks all there is to Mary­land is Bal­ti­more. I’m ac­tu­al­ly from a small town called Up­per Marl­boro, which is clos­er to D.C.
White cowork­er: Re­al­ly? Bal­ti­more is cool. Is where you’re from like Bal­ti­more?
Black cowork­er: Oh, no, it’s very dif­fer­ent. In fact, peo­ple from Bal­ti­more don’t like peo­ple from P.G. so much. They say we’re bour­geois, stuck up, and that we act like white peo­ple. But we don’t act white, we just have mon­ey.

29th Street
New York, New York

Over­heard by: Laugh­ing in­side

Can We Say I’m in St. Tropez?

Teen boy: I want you to keep writ­ing for the school news­pa­per. You can be our for­eign cor­re­spon­dent!
Teen girl: For­eign? I’m not for­eign just be­cause I left the school.
Teen boy: Yes, you are. You’re so far now.
Teen girl: I’m on the oth­er side of Scar­bor­ough, and you’re say­ing I might as well be in Bo­livia!
Teen boy: We can say you are, if you want.

On­tario Uni­ver­si­ties’ Fair, Metro Toron­to Con­ven­tion Cen­tre
Toron­to, On­tario

Over­heard by: made me laugh