Saturday, February 26, 2011

Great Minds

Male voice: "Great minds piss alike."

(Overheard by DM in the restroom at Bayside Bowl)

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Coming Back

Frail old gray-haired man with slight beard: "The cops made me shave. Punks thought I was a terrorist, so I shaved the motherfucker. But look -- it's coming back. Five days."

(Overheard by DM on Congress Street)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Vive la Différence

One café patron to another: "In Portland there is so much to do, but there is never any parking: in Lewiston there is plenty of parking but no place to go."

(Overheard by JR at Arabica)

Monday, February 07, 2011

These Days

Street commenter, referring to a group of senior citizen Egypt solidarity demonstrators: "Anything for a buck these days!"

(Overheard by DM at the corner of Exchange and Middle Streets)

Sunday, February 06, 2011

It's Not Really Your Fault

Boyfriend, to his girlfriend: "It's not really your fault. He knew he was blind when he got on that bicycle!"

(Overheard by SJ in Lincoln Park)

Saturday, February 05, 2011

A Friend

Man in wheelchair, to woman: "Ya lookin' for someone?"

Middle-aged woman: "Oh, I'm just looking for my friend."

Man (gesturing to teenage boy): "I bet he'd be your friend!"

(Overheard outside Otto on Congress Street)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Puddle Jumpers

Man: "Do you think that guy is gay?"

Woman: "You mean the guy in the white puddle jumpers?"

(Overheard by SC at Nosh)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Man: "Have you ever had an intervention?"

Woman: "No."

Man: "Don't ever, EVER, let that happen to you."

(Overheard by Captain Confrontation outside of Mama's Crowbar)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Inside Joke?

Guy in big group of people emerging from a cab: "These people here have personality."

(Group laughs uproariously.)

Girl: "Who knew?!"

(Overheard by MM at the corner of Winter and Danforth Streets)