A yahoo group for New Yorkers to post conversations they’ve overheard on the street. My favorite message so far:
Pooh-bah: “No, I don’t believe we’ve met”
Japanese woman: (quietly) “Oh yes we have. On 9/11 when we were all trying to get away, you took my cab outside of Grand Central Station.”
Pooh-bah: Uncomfortable silence
UPDATE: I have to say, I like this conversation, too, though. “I’m like reading Ecclesiastices right now, man; it’s like not even a book it’s so interesting.”
Hmm. It’s so interesting that it’s not even like reading a book at all. Because reading just sucks so much, you know. And then they go on to pray to God to fill their heads with knowledge. Um, kids, THAT’S WHAT THE BOOKS ARE FOR. Knowledge isn’t going to magically appear in your heads, you actually have to go out and get it. Oh, nevermind.
span class=”hilightyellow”>2005 Update: This email groupbecame a blog.