Monday, November 30, 2009

Overheard in SLC: Officially Twitter Only


If you're wondering where all the updates are.. the answer is: On Twitter.

If you're one of those people who is not on Twitter, fret not: you can still read everything at the Overheard in SLC Twitter page, or subscribe to it in your feed reader at

Saturday, September 12, 2009

MY homies say otherwise

'no! She's still alive! My homie talked to her cousin! She's still alive! No! SHE'S STILL ALIVE!'

-Overhead in the downtown SLC streets [via @slcitygirl]

Monday, August 31, 2009

Biding her time

"She's just waiting for me to die so she can have my husband."
Overheard downtown

Friday, August 28, 2009


"No, I'm mean it's cool that YOU'RE not Republican. Because you're black. But anyone who is white and liberal is stupid"
Overheard at lunch. Needless to say, the guy this was said to was NOT very pleased at this comment... You know, because it's nakedly racist.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I... I just have no words...

"...and then I'm gonna rub two bottles of BBQ sauce all over your body."
Uh... Yum?

Overheard from a skinny man guy on a payphone at the SLC airport by Twitter user @Maria_Face (via @zoepapilia)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

You know, like Creed, or the Ramones

"Oh yeah, Sonic Youth, I think they're a Christian band."

From Twitter from @slowtrain (my favorite record store), via @zoepapilia.

Overheard at Gallivan Twilight concert

Overheard at the Gallivan Plaza concert

Oh dude. Dude. I dropped the joint. Help me find it.
-From @notthemarimba on Twitter

Sidebar labels

I've just added category labels to all posts, plus a sidebar to allow you to find any posts on a given topic.

I'm a little disturbed that so far, the only categories with multiple entries are "crime" and "public sex."

Overheard at a hotel restaurant

"Your buns look and taste delicious. But they are yeasty. It would be nice to have some yeast-free bread for people watching their health."
I swear to the FSM that is a verbatim quote.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What have YOU overheard?

I only have the two ears, which means I can only overhear so much. That means I need YOU to overhear things for me.

If you hear something funny, poignant, stupid, strange or interesting somewhere in the SLC area, submit it!

You can Gmail me at greenishblu (no 'e') or send a Tweet to @overheardinSLC. Since I'm openly desperate for content, you'll almost certainly be featured here! Yay!

Overheard downtown

"That's bullshit. There's no country named after turkey."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Overheard on Main Street

"The guy just pulled his car right up to the entrance, walked through the door, took a stack of towels, walked out and sped off!"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Polygamist Rally Roundup

So, there was a big rally in downtown Salt Lake City downtown area this week (the story behind it is outside the scope of this post, but here's a Salt Lake Tribune article about it), which attracted a HUGE number (over 1,000, according to the Trib) of FLDS polygamists to the city.

I work downtown, very near where the rally was held, and a HUGE number of these FLDS members were around this week.

Anyway, here are a few of the favorite things I overheard in the last few days, some spoken by the visitors, some by staff members:
"...And you'd think they'd at least be in their pantaloons or slips or whatever, but no -- full gowns! In the pool!"
"Tonight, I'll be statying in room 1152. But tomorrow, I'll be in 1163."
"It's a bone. Like the rib bones from a chicken breast. You just put it under, then French braid it over the bone!"
[I'm pretty sure this is a reference to this haristyle, though I've never heard of a bone being used for it before.]
"... the guy went completely silent, than asked me if I ever was planning on getting married."
And the BEST quote ever, anywhere:
"I just caught two polygs fucking in the bathroom! I just had to call security!"

Monday, July 27, 2009

Overheard at lunch

"That's no woman. It's another security agent."

Friday, May 22, 2009

Overheard at work 1

"It's a secluded area, no buildings around. They could probably have sex out there and have a picnic or something... No I think it would be great for them."

The interesting thing here is she wasn't planning her OWN out-in-the-open sex experience, but SOMEONE ELSE'S. Weird.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Overheard walking on 5th East

WOMAN: Oh my god! Eww! Eww!!!
MAN: It's oozing.
WOMAN: EWWW!! Stop touching it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Overheard in SLC

This blog is intended as a blatant rip-off of Overheard in NYC, a brilliant piece of work chronicling tiny, often out-of-context snippets of conversations overheard by the author in... well, in New York City.

I decided this needed to exist, though I haven't overheard any conversations yet. Subscribe to the RSS feed to see when I have, you know, some content.