Intern: So do any celebrities subscribe to our magazine?
Circulation guru: Actually, James Caan and Shirley MacLaine are longtime subscribers. Even Dennis Hopper got our mag for awhile.
Intern (sighing): I mean like real celebrities. You know: Tila Tequila or Zac Efron…

Los Angeles, California

Overheard by: ugh.

Secretary to another, talking about movie: I know, I am soooo into antimatter!

Austin, Texas

PA #1: I have a thing for military sci-fi.
PA #2: I mean, who doesn't?
PA #1: Predator is a classic. It's like Casablanca.

Manhattan, New York

Woman in cubicle on call with overseas agent: Oh, hello… were you in Slumdog Millionaire?
Confused customer service agent: What?


Overheard by: poking my eyes out with my pen

Director to editor, about shot in short film: If I had done all the moves right, I would have just come on her back.

Wilmywood, North Carolina

Overheard by: Actor

Elderly lady patient: My eyebrows are growing back. I look like Drew Barrymore.

Tulsa, Oklahoma

New office girl: Oh! You just had to go and print on the noisy tractor-feed printer. Now I can't hear my song!
(printer stops)
Old office girl #2: Is that…?
Old office girl #3: The Titanic Song?
Old office girl #2: Are you serious?
Old office girl #3: THIS is your song?

Charlotte, North Carolina

Boss to underling: It's not that Ender's Game is Sci-Fi, it's just set in the future.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Overheard by: annoyed office mate

Coworker #1: Have you ever seen “The Hills Have Eyes”?
Coworker #2: Nah, I don’t like horror movies about mutants.
Coworker #1: They’re not mutants. Okay, they like live in this town where the government did like nuclear testing and it…
Coworker #2: Turned them into mutants.
Coworker #1: Well I guess… Based on how you define mutant.
Coworker #2: Someone who is changed or ‘mutated’ by radioactive material… Mutant.
Coworker #1: Yeah? well they all lived in this town where they were doing testing.
Coworker #3: Oh yeah. I saw that one. It gets into the water supply and there’s like a big lawsuit!
Coworker #2: No dude, that’s “Erin Brockovich”
Coworker #3: Oh. Yeah.

E Golf Rd
Schaumburg, Illinois

Overheard by: Emily

Chick #1 to IT guy and chick #2: That fat kid on the new Shrek movie sounds weird. (in scratchy deep voice) “Do the roar!”
Chick #2: He sounds like Cartman.
Chick #1: If Cartman and Darth Sidious had a love child, that's what he'd sound like. That fat kid.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana