Tuesday, December 06, 2005

It's Good To Be The King

A fellow USC writer linked to Overheard in New York, where I especially liked this:

King of single line drawings: Can you make me some copies of these drawings? I am the king of single line drawings.
Copy guy #1: How many do you want?
King of single line drawings: What's your favorite musical instrument? I'll make you one right now on the spot. How about that?
Copy guy #1: Piano.
King of single line drawings: ...And here you are. What's your favorite instrument?
Copy guy #2: Saxophone.
King of single line drawings: ...And here you are. Hey, you back there! What's your favorite instrument?
Copy girl: A harp!
King of single line drawings: Oh...anything but a harp!

--Village Copier, 111th & Broadway


I love that it doesn't really sound like something you'd overhear--it's structured more like a joke you'd tell, or some kind of vaudeville sketch, but with a hilariously underwhelming punchline.

1 comment:

Steve said...

I assume that's Sarah H. I didn't know she had a blog. What other USC writers have them?