Friday, June 25, 2010

Well, Yes, Generally, That's Where These Things Happen

1909:  A poster for the film 'Roosevelt in Africa' which depicted the adventures of the former Republican President, Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919), on safari in Africa.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Overheard: at a Harrisburg, PA cafe

By: Amy Argetsinger

"My brother took his family on frickin' African safari -- IN AFRICA!"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thanks For Sharing

A woman smiles while holding bottles of various types of alcohol, including peach brandy, port wine, gin, absinthe, and forbidden fruit.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Overheard: on a NJ Transit Train at 1:11 a.m.

By: Bruce Fretts

Drunk woman: "My hands are always clean. I wash them every time I wipe!"

Also (to her even drunker friend): "We're almost home. We'll be landing in 10 minutes."

Writes Bruce:
Need I add she had a tramp stamp?

I thought not.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

They Really Do Say The Darndest Things...

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s:  Indoor portrait of yelling boy.  (Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images)
Overheard: in Monterey, Mexico

Daniella, eight, with authority: "I'll handle this."
Douglas, eight: "Don't be a fool."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Why Does This Sound Vaguely Like a Pickup Line?

July 1902:  Miss Leigh Pemberton dressed as Bo Peep, with a crook and all, for a fancy dress party.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Overheard: at a party in Charlottesville, Virginia

By: Amy Argetsinger

Four-year-old girl eating a fruit kabob:

"As soon as I finish this strawberry, I'll show you what this dress can do."