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Professor #1: What's going on out there?
Professor #2: It's either a gang fight or a game of Red Rover.

West Virginia

Overheard by: Professor 3

Assistant: They’ve already designed the corn maze for a Lewis & Clark theme.
Account executive: Why did they choose Superman?
Assistant: [Stumped silence.]

Thomas Street
Seattle, Washington

Overheard by: Pants

Engineer #1: So, Tom*, I'm going to need you to get me up to date on all of these projects before you leave.
Engineer #2: Yes, I think a Vulcan mind meld is the best option.

Hill Field, Utah

Overheard by: Snickering Intern

Agent, about actor: His nose shames Pinocchio!

Studio City, California

Coworker: Here it is: “Allen Ginsberg was a 60s era poet, most notable for the poem Howl.” Oh. I thought it was about werewolves, or vampires or something…

Long Island, New York

Dan Brown Can't Find That, Either

Peon #1: What are you looking for?
Peon #2: A thesaurus.
Peon #1: Is that by Dan Brown?

Manhattan, New York

Computer technician: I swear to you, they're going to find Bin Laden, and he's going to be working at the Dell call center.

Manhattan, New York

Large effeminate guy with German accent: These are the metallic pencils you do not have! (waves crayola box at employee)
Employee: Okay… Sir?
German guy: Do you know vat I am making? A portrait of Al Pacino! To really capture his manliness! Once I did a picture in charcoal but my art teacher said to really get the effect, I vould haf to burn it!

Joann's Fabrics
Los Angeles, California

Overheard by: manybellsdown

Male employee: So who are some other famous pairs? Tom & Jerry… Bonnie & Clyde… Ren & Stimpy…
Female employee: Your mom and Chuck Norris?

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Cube rat to another: I don't want to play your stupid game, I just want the purple monkey!

Alpharetta, Georgia