10 September 2000
Submitted by eve on Sun, 09/10/2000 - 10:39pm. Bizarre
"Well, since you'll be dancing with more women than I will men, it makes sense for you to smell good and learn to dance. I must admit, I'm rather jealous, though."
--A 30ish woman to her male companion, walking in Union Square
Can anyone think of a situation that would make her comment make any sort of sense?
17 August 2000
Submitted by eve on Thu, 08/24/2000 - 12:29pm. Bizarre
"Well, as Grandma used to say, let's go have some bunion onion soup."
--A customer overheard in the women's shoe department of Macy*s
16 August 2000
Submitted by eve on Thu, 08/17/2000 - 1:45pm. Bizarre
"Naw, it's my sis. She's awesome like that, always prepared for anything. The type of girl that if it was raining meatballs worldwide, she'd be the one with a fork."
--Overheard outside 'Acapulco,' a Mexican restaurant
3 August 2000
Submitted by eve on Thu, 08/03/2000 - 10:47pm. Bizarre
"You don't have to worry, I'll let you have some of my _private_ carrot cake later."
--Man to his female companion, on exiting the Pacific Film Archive's showing of The Birds
Either that's a lousy sexual innuendo, or the guy's got serious issues with posessiveness and food.
28 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Thu, 06/29/2000 - 3:06pm. Bizarre
"You're telling me your bruises aren't green?"
--Overheard in the elevator in Evans Hall
Again, with the "I have no idea" category.
27 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 06/27/2000 - 12:41pm. Bizarre
"I drowned 7 times!"
--Overheard in the women's bathroom in Evans Hall
And considering that condition, she looked remarkably well.
26 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Mon, 06/26/2000 - 3:32pm. Bizarre
"No WAY is that actually her name-- maybe it's ethnic or something? How do you spell that?"
"No, it really is S-P-R-I-N-K-L-E-S."
"Did her parents smoke crack? I mean, with a name like that the _best_ they can hope for is that she'll grow up to own a Baskin-Robbins... that kind of name belongs on a nudie-show marquee..."
At what point does giving your kid a bad name constitute child abuse?
25 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Mon, 06/26/2000 - 3:21pm. Bizarre
"It's only premarital sex if you're going to get married."
-- Message that flashed between the update about Friday's closing Down Jones, and the current time and temperature, on a large electronic sign in San Francisco's Financial District.
I have no idea.
I'm not sure if that sign was hacked, or if that was an odd, odd advertisement that someone paid to have run.
And I can't quite grasp who would want to share that message with the world-- is it meant to be conservative or liberal?
I watched the sign for several minutes afterwards, but it didn't show anything else out of the ordinary.

I half expected it to show an anagram of "Sing doo wah diddy." (Cool points to anyone who knows what I'm talking about.)
15 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:37am. Bizarre
"Man, Kiss-A-Carnie would HAVE to be the least popular booth at the fair."

Oh boy, I hope that was theoretical.
5 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/09/2000 - 11:22am. Bizarre
"He's like some... Starbucks cowboy."
--One girl to another, in an apparently accurate description of a friend.
Is that like a high-tech redneck, or is this guy out on the range roping overpriced mochachinos?