Overheard in L.A.: Electronic Music and Alien Robots

By Ana Ottman / Special to LAist

Have you ever wanted to adopt an alias? It must feel powerful to create a name that people have to call you, one that doesn’t even have to be a real word. Read on for overheard conversation on half-naked men, wingback chairs, and Robin.

Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city. Send them our way at tips@laist.com. (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

Overheard of the Week
“Skrillex sounds like Transformers screwing.”
Via @leesacks

The Slash Career
“I'm a magician, actor, and PhD in neurobiology.”
On a hike via @StumbleLeap

Cribs, College Style
“I'd like to decorate my daughter's dorm room like this lobby. She'll have a fireplace. Ooh, a wingback!”
At @shuttersonthebeach hotel via @ettadesigns

The Neighborhood’s Gone to Hell
(Staff ushers a half-naked shouting guy out of the shop) “I miss the old Venice.”
At Groundwork via @HunterCheryl

Where to Begin
Customer: “They're $0.99 each?”
Staff: “No, per pound.”
Customer: “How much is a pound?”
Via @Solimander

LA Optimism?
“I'm going to Boston. I didn't bring a jacket, but like I think I'll be like...fine.”
At LAX via @marymumbler

Easy Mistake
“I thought Robin was Batman's girlfriend.”
Via @A_Felds