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Overheard in L.A.: Places You Might Hear "YOLO"

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How does it go again? "YOLO, YOLO, a pirate's life for me." (Photo by BestofWDW via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from costume parties, offices and coffee shops.

Overheard of the Week
"Are these pirates saying YOLO?!!"
On the Pirates of the Caribbean ride via @richpalin

Laying Down The Law
"I'm not planning my wedding around you and your Coachella schedule."
At housewarming party via @xoxoGG

'Tis The Season
Dude: "Gurl, I'm so tired, I'm running on two adderol and a pumpkin spice latte."
via @ollywoodhills

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If At First You Don't Succeed
"I’m going to go break up with my girlfriend some more. It’s been a work in progress."
At an Echo Park coffee shop via @marisagerber

Sweet Nothings In Our Ears
Man: "Can I buy you some onion rings?"
via @thegroomsays

Good Guess
"I know my cousin is dressed up as slutty something. I don't know what."
In West Hollywood via @YWMTWearWhat

Oh, Barf
"You wouldn't recognize my costume, because it's from a movie I'm making."
In Halloween via @Leach24

Shit People In LA Say
"70 is not that warm."
via @ElenaLathrop

Shit People in Hollywood Say
"Get Austin on the phone.. Those fucking tour dates WILL NOT work for me..."
In supermarket line via @GOPfashionista

Appropriate Office Conversations
"I have handcuffs if anyone needs them."
In the office via @tiffani_meacham

Whoa
"Princess Leia is now a Disney princess. They needed a space princess."
In Hollywood via @lax2nrt

Life's Hard
"Ugh, I really need to learn how to make quinoa, it's bothering me."
In Trader Joe's via @MistyRoseyPosey

Ke$ha Fans Can't Hide
Person 1: "Is that glitter on you?"
Person 2: "Yeah, they were doing glitter showers last night at the Ke$ha concert."
via @iamstaciroberts

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Union Politics
"There's a special bolge of the inferno dedicated to anyone who would cross a picket line to buy paté."
In Brentwood via @avflox

It Could Be Worse
A guy to his buddy: "Never take girls in LA on dates. Just meet with them at Coffee Bean. I kick it with girls here all day long."
via @JennHoffman

Ask And You Shall Receive
Woman to male friend: I hope there's naked men.
At West Hollywood on Halloween via Brendan Farrell

No Shame
One woman to another woman: "Do I like to look at J. Lo? Yeah I like to look at J. Lo."
At the Arclight during a trailer for "Parker" via Adam Boardman

Identity Politics
One female co-worker to another: "Chocolate chip cookie is the white male of the cookie world."
via @yapplebee

Wha?
One teen girl to another: "Oh, he's Jewish? I just thought he was a punk rocker."
At Century City AMC via SundayGirLA

What We're Telling Assholes
Girl to guy: "You could go as a devil because you're such an asshole."
At a costume store before Halloween via Anita Razzano

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.)

Previously:
Overheard in L.A.: How Hipsters Are Ruining Halloween
Overheard in L.A.: Shit People Say At Auditions
Overheard in L.A.: Our Rule For Dating Porn Stars
Overheard in L.A.: Our Obnoxious New Business Plans
Overheard in L.A.: How We're Spicing Up Our Love Lives
Overheard in L.A.: How We're Ending Our Relationships
And more!