at Cafe Conxion, South Quad:
guy 1: "Let's see Grindhouse."
guy 2: "What's that about?"
guy 1: "Jesus."
22 April 2007
at Cafe Conxion, South Quad:
18 April 2007
on anthro 101 ctools chat page... it was in the midst of a bunch of people freaking out about the exam...
random dude #1 (10:16 PM EDT) is the gurung generosity question true or false?
random dude #1 (10:21 PM EDT) what is Nayar?
random dude #2 (10:26 PM EDT) the Nayar are a caste from India that have a sort of extended family orientation...it's like the opposite of a nuclear family
random dude #1 (10:28 PM EDT) thanks
guy (10:35 PM EDT) nayar
guy (10:35 PM EDT) is based on matrilineal descent as well
girl (10:37 PM EDT) why does this (name removed) kid keep leaving random words like Nayar or honor?
guy (10:40 PM EDT) toolbag...youre the one typing it into my computer
guy (10:40 PM EDT) and i tried to redeem myself last time by adding what the nayar were
girl (10:43 PM EDT) honor
guy (10:44 PM EDT) we're not friends anymore
guy (10:44 PM EDT) you can make your own study guide
random girl (10:49 PM EDT) ok, anyone know whats important for 'World System' or the African Slave trade?
random girl (10:49 PM EDT) i don't remember him talking much about that
overheard (online) by anonymous.
Posted by William Couch at 12:59 AM
15 April 2007
10 April 2007
East Quad's cafeteria is a gold mine. Then again, East Quad is in general. All of these were heard in a matter of 15 minutes:
Guy: "Something was very shady about my parents' engagement....so I've convinced myself my mom's a lesbian."
Girl: "Is there some other TV show on tonight that we can have a study session to?"
Girl 1: "I have to do a debate about gay marriage and was assigned against gay marriage. Like, how do you argue that?"
Girl 2: "Use the Bible shit."
Girl 1: "I don't know the Bible."
Guy: "See? Exercise makes you shorter, Paul. Don't do it."
Posted by William Couch at 9:27 PM
01 April 2007
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25 March 2007
In light of some increased exposure, I've revived the site a bit. I finally spent some time upgrading the template to the new Blogger platform, and along with that, made a few additions:
Text Message Submissions
I'm really excited about this. Once you get to a computer, it's not always easy to remember what you heard, as you heard it. It is easy though to get out your cell phone, and send a text message. Add email@example.com to your address book in your phone and anytime you hear something funny on the street or on campus, send us a text.
We're looking for more people with open ears to scout out more of the best conversations around town. If you're interested, inquire within: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're looking forward to hearing more of the absurdity of Ann Arbor, so keep listening and sending stuff in!
Posted by William Couch at 1:05 PM
Overheard Everywhere has pulled another entry from us.
Kristina, one of the moderators for the site, emailed me yesterday noting that they'll continue to peruse this site for entertaining quotes.
I'll post a short entry each time one is added. Otherwise, you can find a running archive of all that have been featured via the link on the right under As Seen On > Overheard Everywhere.
Posted by William Couch at 1:00 PM
First day of the semester:
Professor: "So the course pack can be purchased at Excel, you know that one on... that street, in the small building across from the bigger building."
Class: [awkward silence]
Professor: And the books are all on sale at Shaman Drum, you know, the one on... that street... between the... one place... and the other one... and across from that one thing...
Class: [wild laughter]
overheard by whitney.
Posted by William Couch at 12:53 PM
In Encore Records - two female U of M students in the "R" section of the used CD's.
Female 1: "The Ramones?!? I've never really listened to them. Are they any good?"
Female 2: "Oh yeah, I listen to them all the time when I'm using my vibrator!"
At this point they notice me standing behind them.
overheard by chris.
Posted by William Couch at 1:06 AM
24 March 2007
23 March 2007
Welcome Overheard Everywhere readers!
This morning, I got an email from Morgan Friedman, the guy behind Overheard in New York, and co-author of Overheard in New York (the book), alerting me that a quote from this site would be published on Overheard Everywhere - a blog that aggregates quotes from other Overheard blogs.
From: (Morgan Friedman)
Subject: Your Overheard Everywhere quote
will be published today
The quote you submitted to Overheard Everywhere
will be published today. Look for it on the site!
Thanks for eavesdropping! Let me know if you
overhear anything else funny, or if you have
Morgan (and the rest of Team Overheard)
The quote they chose (I didn't actually submit it - one of their scouts must have found it) was published just moments ago (original post: "skunk nipples"). Thanks, Morgan and the rest of the Overheard crew!
Again, keep your ears open, and keep the submissions coming!
Posted by William Couch at 5:40 PM
15 March 2007
10 March 2007
On S. University.
Frat Boy 1: I think I'm going to start doing cocaine instead of marijuana. . .I need to step it down a notch.
Frat Boy 2: Uh. . .how is that stepping it down, exactly?
Frat Boy 1: I dunno, I just think cocaine is more practical.
overheard by amy.
Posted by William Couch at 3:48 PM
02 March 2007
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06 January 2007
Guy: How was your New Year's Eve?
Girl: I went to this friend from high school's house. I mean, her parents were there but they didn't care; they just told us to keep it downstairs. Well this kid that I didn't even know goes upstairs and pukes all over just as he reaches the top. Her parents came and took everything. We hid one thing, but after that it was dumb because everyone was just throwing up.
Posted by gpalm at 11:29 AM