Why can't love be mute instead of blind?
Submitted by Mike on Thu, 05/04/2006 - 8:40am. Scenes
"I'm trying to reason with you! Will you please listen to reason?!?"

---a man bellowing at an angry woman on the street this morning, in a tone of voice that one would not normally associate with reason

Um, this is really a poor quote but it sums things up nicely. I just wanted to record for posterity the fact that, judging from the screaming and shouting I've been hearing in the background EVERYWHERE I'VE GONE for the past few days, the end of the school year is officially Hyper-Dramatic Breakup Season or something. Whoever said that spring is for lovers was obviously not on an August-to-May scholastic schedule.
April 18 2006
Submitted by Mike on Wed, 04/19/2006 - 7:24am. Um...
"Have you ever seen that Monty Python show?"

"Oh, yeah! He's hilarious."

---two young women in the local grocery store. So close, yet so far...
January 21 2006
Submitted by Mike on Sat, 01/21/2006 - 3:36pm. Graffiti
"Beware of the Handicapped"

--A sign in a driveway that caused me to circle my bike back and check again. Yeah, there was an "A" missing between the first two words, which was good because I was on a hill and someone in a wheelchair could've totally rushed out and bitten me on the leg before I could pedal away.
At least she got help right away...
Submitted by Mike on Wed, 10/13/2004 - 2:09pm. Bizarre
"Yeah? Well last October I got hit by an ambulance!"

---one woman to another with what was apparently her "I've suffered more" trump card
"Let's not lose perspective here!"
Submitted by Mike on Wed, 08/18/2004 - 10:27am. Tragic
"He didn't have sex with 'em, he only choked 'em!"

--one woman to another as I passed by. I think they were talking about a teaching scandal. One of them, anyway.
*grinds teeth*
Submitted by Mike on Tue, 01/27/2004 - 3:16pm. Ironic
"Whose Ready to Graduate?"

---flyer for the Class of 2004
"If it wasn't for my horse..."
Submitted by Mike on Thu, 10/09/2003 - 11:16am. Um...
"Here... this is just to cheer him up. (*hands over huge twirly whip*) "No no, don't let him see it!"

---one older man talking to another outside my front door. For a second I was worried that they were headed my way; then I realized that the second guy (receiving the whip) was my neighbor from across the street, and guessed that he was into S&M; and then the two men went into my neighbor's backyard and trotted out a pony. That cleared up the mystery of the quote, I guess, but why the hell does my neighbor have a pony?
I'd hoped it was faked...
Submitted by Mike on Mon, 10/06/2003 - 12:48pm. Scenes
...but I saw a guy in a black SUV reenact this scene as he pulled out of a gas station over the weekend. People really do that?

(and yes, it was a guy: take that, sexist net photo!)