Overheard in Chicago

Overheard in Chicago

Hear something on the train, at work, or while walking down the street? Did you overhear a conversation that made your jaw drop? Share it with everyone. Email me at xxxx and I’ll post it ASAP!!! Thanks and make sure to send me the funny.

So, I subscribed to this blog’s ATOM feed a while ago. So far, I haven’t found it too funny. Right now, I think it’s showing off another side of Chicago–our problems with Race.

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Now, take for instance this post

Overheard in Chicago: At a Pool in Skokie:

At a Pool in Skokie
(patron running up to security)Patron: “THEY’RE COMING! THEY’RE COMING! THEY’RE COMING! THEY’RE COMING!”

Security: “Who’s coming?”

Patron: (whispers) “The blacks.”– Submitted by L.M.

or this one:

At the Mexican Rally on Adams and Dearborn
(Hundreds of people waving Mexican flags)

Bike Messenger: “What’s going on over there?”

Onlooker: “I think it’s a lawn mower sale.”

–Submitted by Zach B.

Or this one:

Walking behind a gawking, slow-moving Asian couple)
Man: “Yeah,yeah. Ching chong ching chong. Hurry the fuck up!”– submitted by Jon P.

I realize I am sensitive to race relations; at the same time, I am simply commenting on a number of the “jaw dropping” comments this blog seems to rack up. Is this an accurate representation of our city, and our suburbs? Or I am just not seeing the funny here, just like with Larry the Cable Guy?

3 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

    I don’t see the funny there at all. In fact, there were more that were pretty racist as well. There were some “submissions” that were jokes I’ve heard in other places before–they were obviously not something really overheard. Overall, pretty lame.

  2. Mr. Smith (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 4:41 pm

    Well it’s not nearly as funny as all the quotes that suggest domestic violence. Ahem.

    Also, what’s with the “overheard in the bedroom” submission? Was that the woman who submitted it or was there someone under the bed?

  3. Anon (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 6:09 pm

    I heard about this site and used to check it out once in awhile but that Asian comment was just too much. It really bugged me for some reason.

    I can’t imagine anyone finding humor in that.

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