16 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Sat, 06/17/2000 - 12:04pm. Other
"You know, there's something about being here in front of... twenty-two THOUSAND people... that makes me want to masturbate on stage right now. But I think there are some reasons I shouldn't do that, and so instead I'd appreciate it if you'd permit me a moment of self-indulgence... in the form of a 45 second guitar solo."
*picks up instrument*
"Pardon me, while I jerk off."
--Moby, on stage presence, at Live105's BFD 7 concert.

"Man... if he had like, beat it off on stage... then we'd 've seen... Moby's Dick."
--Guy standing next to me

"Shut up. Just shut up."
--His friend
7 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:53am. Tragic
"Well, the funniest part is that Bobby tells his wife he's going to the gym to workout, when he's really at my place."
--20ish girl, gossiping while cutting hair

"Really, huh. My Robert's been excercising a lot lately too, guess men want to be more in shape at that age. Look at Tom Cruise here, they all want to be like him."
--40ish woman, not really paying atttention to the conversation, reading a magazine during her haircut.

"SO it sure has been hot lately."
--Hair stylist, breaking speed records for conversation changing
I don't know if they were talking about the same man.
But the look of absolute panic and terror on the stylist's face rivaled anything I've seen in a horror movie.
15 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:37am. Bizarre
"Man, Kiss-A-Carnie would HAVE to be the least popular booth at the fair."

Oh boy, I hope that was theoretical.
15 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:34am. Other
"Well of course, I didn't mean to imply that there was anything WRONG with a man who collects antique watering cans..."
--A woman who looked as though she was rapidly trying to remove her foot from her mouth
15 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:23am. Scenes
Spotted lying near the river:
One of those really nice labyrinth games-- the kind made of wood, where you move the metal ball through the maze by turning dials on the side of the box to tilt the platform suspended inside.

If you haven't seen one of these toys, you likely have no idea what I'm talking about. But you can still understand the randomness of it being down by the river.
15 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:18am. Other
"Ohmigod, that would be SOOOO cool! Like a modernized Clueless!"
--A chattery teenage girl, on what it would be like to have a computer help you pick out matching lipgloss.
Clueless came out just four years ago. Four! That's not exactly pre-modern, is it?

I feel so old.
15 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:11am. Other
"There's only 14 people invited to the wedding?"
"Yep. One of the benefits of both of us coming from dysfunctional families."
--Two women heard in passing...
14 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Fri, 06/16/2000 - 12:04am. Other
"If you came to Berkeley to see freaks, here we are. Spare any change?"
--Sign in front of a rather unfreakish group of panhandlers on Telegraph
12 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Mon, 06/12/2000 - 6:08pm. Tragic
"I don't know how to say this... but... Karen honey, this just isn't the right way to get promoted."
--Overheard in the fitting room at Victoria's Secret
11 June 2000
Submitted by eve on Sun, 06/11/2000 - 10:40pm. Other
"I'd like roast beef and to-mah-to on wheat, please."
--Man with a heavy British accent at the Andronico's deli

"Roast beef-endomato? We don't got that."
--A dubious deli employee

"Oh come on, surely you have... er, if I asked you for roast beef and toe-MAY-toes, would that settle the matter?"
--Man #1, attempting an Americanized pronunciation
When in Rome... order your sandwiches in Roman if the deli clerks look dim.