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Overheard in L.A.: Why Being Beautiful Is So Important

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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from auditions, the people's republic of Santa Monica and the freezing cold.

Overheard of the Week
"When someone's not pretty, I have trouble talking to them. There's a disconnect."
via @JohnMajor

No Pain, No Gain
10-year-old: "I know it's cold, but I just got this cute top from Abercrombie and I don't want to cover it up."
via @pamelaribon

Fair Warning
"Is everyone here comfortable with full nudity? And you need to be shaved. Like, shave shaved."
At an audition via @DiFonzoMarks

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Fun In The Sun
"Can we sit with our backs to the sun? I just spent a shitload lasering my face."
At Bay Cities via Jose Cabrera

If You Have To Ask
Girl to her boyfriend: "What if you wear just a nice shirt with your red bow-tie. Or, or wear your black shirt with the red bow-tie and just some really cute boots? Or is that too...?"
At Intelligentsia via Kasra Farahani

That's Not How It Works
"I hope my therapist googled me so she knows who the fuck she's talking to."
via @2tall4u2

Mysteries Of The Universe
Guest: "Why do we have Shabbat?"
Host: "I dunno. Let me google it."
At a Shabbat dinner via @Naomi718

"He looks just like my ex, the shirt, the hair, the drinking."
At the Standard Hollywood via @standardhwood

"I feel like I wasn't tweeting organically."
via @SinaGrace

Children's Book In The Making
"No, Sarah. Pet the bunny gently, like an iPad."
At a pet store via @rolldiggity

Culture Clash
Person 1: "She's not from here, so whatever."
Person 2: "Where's she live?"
Person 1: "Sherman Oaks."
In Santa Monica via @TheSantaMonican

Or Whatever That Coldish Season Is
Father to his son: "The leaves are changing color for the fall."
via @

Fair Question
"Why can't you be more like Wolverine?"
At a Panera via @epmaher

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Oh Snap
"You can tell her that Variety is unavailable to her for the rest of eternity."
In Variety's newsroom via @Variety_KWilder

Or, Whatever
Person 1: "What are you seeing?"
Person 2: "We're seeing ... honey, what are we seeing?... Oh.. We are seeing Thirty Dark Zero..."
At the Arclight via @JennaUshkowitz

So Hipster
"Hey Genesis, check out this Armadillo."
At Rose Bowl flea market via @KeepSoPasWeird

*Tilts Head*
"The best part about my job is dealing with the archetype."
via @miss_smirker

Why We Party
Guy: "You could've found yourself an old man to pay off your student loans."
At brunch at Pips via Miss Wilson

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 (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)

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