31 March 2007

o rly?

Crazy man at the bus stop in front of the Union: "I'm a nazi for sex,
ya fuckin' sluts."

overheard by gen & chantel.

25 March 2007

Site Update

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 overheardina2@gmail.com to your address book in your phone and anytime you hear something funny on the street or on campus, send us a text.

Official Eavesdroppers

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: overheardina2@gmail.com.

Privacy Policy

I've added a privacy policy stating what we do with information submitted to us. You can read the full blurb at the right, but basically, we're not going to do anything with your personal information, if we receive it. If you'd like credit back to your site, include the address, otherwise, only first names will be posted. If you'd prefer to remain anonymous, please specify as such.

We're looking forward to hearing more of the absurdity of Ann Arbor, so keep listening and sending stuff in!

More on Overheard Everywhere

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.

Excuse Me Sir, Where's My Coach?

at the Pita Kabob Grill:

girl 1:  . . . so i've just been skating on my own now.
girl 2:  oh, do you have a coach?
girl 1: like the purse?
girl 2: no . . .

overheard by rachel.

They're All Overpriced Anyway

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.

The Cat's Out

at the Grad library.

American Supervisor: "You should get Lisa to come explain that to you.'"

Swedish Supervisor: "I guess so, the cat is already half out of the bag!"

overheard by a whitney.

Hot for The Ramones

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.

24 March 2007

Give Him Nice Girl

At the hospital:

Russian woman talking about her alleged gay coworker: I think someone need to teach him lesson. Give him nice girl for one night, and then he change his mind and start liking other things.

overheard by angie.

23 March 2007

As Seen on Overheard Everywhere

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

Hi ,

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
any questions.

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!

15 March 2007

You Drive Better

Outside Mason Hall:

"Oh yeah, we were just talking about that yesterday: how you drive better when you're fucked up."

overheard by mike.

10 March 2007

Steppin' It Down a Notch

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.

02 March 2007

Emily's Gettin' Laid

3 girls walking out of fraternity house late at night.

Girl #1: "Well, if someone's gonna get laid tonight, I guess it's gonna be Emily."

overheard by aaron.

Throw It Out The Window

Girl on cell phone on diag: "Just throw it out the window, Mom, just throw it out the window."

overheard by aaron.