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Overheard in L.A.: All We Want For Christmas

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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from auditions, Target and the 99 Cent Store.Overheard of the Week
"I'd really like an agent for Christmas."
via @angelamayhew

Advice If You DO Get An Agent
"Yeah, but you probably shouldn't have fucked your agent."
At LAX via @britt27ash

Because Art Is Not Exploitative
"I want to do a photograph project down in skid row. At like, magic hour. When the bums come out."
In Atwater via @RobKerkovich

In Defense Of Bad Art
"Look, we don't write this shit, we just cast it."
At an audition via @kimyarbrough

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Latest Trend: The "Nothing" Diet
"There's food over here. You eat, right?"
At a party via @Rick_Andreoli

Tricks Of The Trade
"I love coffee and how it takes away hunger."
In class via @theCPrice

Modest Victories
"This week has been the best week of my life on Instagram."
via @jeffreymchale

Kids These Days Have It Easy
"I swear to God, if we had Red Bull in the 70s we never would've used cocaine."
At 99 Cent Story In Venice via @lazycowgirl

Californian Complaints About "The Help"
"Clearly the maids don't get feng shui."
via @curtbuthman

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Life Is Better in TV Land
"I want to live in a telenovela. I don't want the telenovela drama, but I want the house."
At the dinner table via @staravalos

What We're Looking For In A Pet
"I want a dog that'll question me and make me think."
In Santa Monica via @laurenspieller

Why We Hate Beverly Hills
"Thats why I hate Beverly Hills. You can't park on the street overnight! What is this... a fascist, police state?"
On Melrose via @garrettmercer

Hanukkah In Santa Monica?
"GTL. Gym. Tan. Latkes"
via @eatatstreet

Oxymoron?
"I want to see some revolutionary (latte art) shit."
via @heygirlhill

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Malnutrition Can Be Delicious
"So literally all I ate for five days was cookies...Hawaiian cookies."
At USC via @katemyshipmate

LOL
Someone on hold: "Fuck this Christmas music, I'm a Jew."
via @nlamaina

Truth In Advertising
"Moron With A Fist. That might make a decent action movie."
In the office via @cinefamily

Abbot Kinney Hasn't Totally Sold Out
"I have a free hour. I think I'll rollerblade."
On Abbot Kinney via @girlmeetsbear

TMZ or TMI?
"...AND where Josh Hartnett experienced explosive diarrhea!"
On a TMZ tour bus via @torrehealy

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Martha Stewart-Approved Gift Ideas
"Well, joints ALWAYS make great presents. And they're easy to wrap!"
At work via @TheSeanBrewster

Parents Say The Darnedest Things
"Knock it off. Santa is watching."
At Target via @NateDog_LA

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 Our Dreams Were Crushed
Overheard in L.A.: Places You Might Hear "YOLO"
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.: How We're Spicing Up Our Love Lives
Overheard in L.A.: How We're Ending Our Relationships
And more!