27 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 06/27/2000 - 1:04pm. Ironic
"Oh the poor children!"
--A woman heard in passing, outside Fat Slice Pizza, where 30 kids about 6 years old were lined up at the register with their teacher.
27 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 06/27/2000 - 12:41pm. Bizarre
"I drowned 7 times!"
--Overheard in the women's bathroom in Evans Hall
And considering that condition, she looked remarkably well.
26 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Mon, 06/26/2000 - 3:32pm. Bizarre
"No WAY is that actually her name-- maybe it's ethnic or something? How do you spell that?"
"No, it really is S-P-R-I-N-K-L-E-S."
"Did her parents smoke crack? I mean, with a name like that the _best_ they can hope for is that she'll grow up to own a Baskin-Robbins... that kind of name belongs on a nudie-show marquee..."
At what point does giving your kid a bad name constitute child abuse?
25 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Mon, 06/26/2000 - 3:21pm. Bizarre
"It's only premarital sex if you're going to get married."
-- Message that flashed between the update about Friday's closing Down Jones, and the current time and temperature, on a large electronic sign in San Francisco's Financial District.
I have no idea.
I'm not sure if that sign was hacked, or if that was an odd, odd advertisement that someone paid to have run.
And I can't quite grasp who would want to share that message with the world-- is it meant to be conservative or liberal?
I watched the sign for several minutes afterwards, but it didn't show anything else out of the ordinary.

I half expected it to show an anagram of "Sing doo wah diddy." (Cool points to anyone who knows what I'm talking about.)
21 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Wed, 06/21/2000 - 4:56pm. Ironic
Seen: A street vendor in Berkeley selling handmade, crocheted, all-natural fiber... cell phone holders.
I wonder how well those sell...
20 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 06/20/2000 - 2:52pm. Um...
"Berkeley professors totally don't have their act together. Every single one I've had is always running like, exactly 10 minutes late on starting lecture."
--Overheard in Stat class this morning
I sure hope that she was just here for the summer... because if you attended Cal full time, you'd have to figure out "Berkeley time" (all classes start at 10 after the hour) eventually... right? Right?
18 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Tue, 06/20/2000 - 2:43pm. Graffiti
"Rabid Rat Fondue."
--Scrawled on a wall in Emeryville
I don't want to know.

**update 21 June**
Apparently, they're a band.
18 May 2000
Submitted by eve on Mon, 06/19/2000 - 12:29pm. Ironic
"Ew, look at how... FAT her face is."
--A 400 pound woman, jabbing her finger disdainfully at a baby doll in Kmart
No comment.
16 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Sat, 06/17/2000 - 12:34pm. Other
"I hope he doesn't break his pelvis."
--Girl smushed up next to us at BFD 7, talking about either her friend moshing, or Scott Weiland (of STP) dancing.
I must admit, the guy had some of the oddest, most contortionistic, and strangely attractive dance moves I've ever seen. Kind of like someone belly dancing on a high wire.
16 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Sat, 06/17/2000 - 12:11pm. Wisdom
"Tickets for BFD 7: $34.
Crossing off number 7 on your list of bands to see before they O.D. and die: priceless"
--A guy, on seeing the Stone Temple Pilots in concert