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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from movie producers, psychics and drunk drivers.

Overheard of the Week
"I don't know if it was Adderall or Xanax. It was dark. The point is he was generous."
via @jeane4884

Using Powers For Good
"Did she really say she only uses her psychic for relationship stuff?
In Mid-City West via @agunrack

The California Express
Person 1: "Do you work with chakras at all?
Person 2: "Oh yeah, chakras a lot."
On flight from LAX to San Francisco via Mason Stockstill

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No Shame
God I just got the best parking spot I want to take a picture of it.
via @TimothyRagan

Why Our Retirement Is Screwed
"Ugh, the DUI lawyer is like $5000. I'm going to have to take money out of my Roth IRA."
via @marvis7855

Ungrateful Bastards
Mom: Isn't that cake so good, sweetie?
Kid: I've had better.
At a Beverly Hills party via @AlexxDorman

Parenthood Is About Compromises
Dad to child: "Eat four more french fries and you can finish your milkshake."
via @LindsHollister

Don't We All
"And so she came in for her manicure with her bodyguard."
At the salon via @janewells

Facebook Perfect
Person 1: "Your family looks so perfect on Facebook."
Person 2: " That's just Facebook."
In a store via @DrJennBerman

Tiki Stories
"Last time I was here, Rufus had digestive issues."
Outside Bahooka via @ARTschorn

How To Measure Succes
"He's super successful. He has like 8000 followers on twitter."
On Hollywood Boulevard via @17days

"Now she's in her 40s, getting a lower rate than she used to, and it's just DEMEANING."
At a Hollywood restaurant about a TV actor via @DanielNMiller

The Most Important Food Group
"Do you want a donut or bagel? I don't care, I just like round things."
via @Scott_Krinsky

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702 Nightmares
"Who the hell is calling me from Vegas? Has to be my granddad...or a hooker. Either way I ain't answerin'."
via @StephonJulio

Just Getting By
"Yesterday I used a coffee filter to blow my nose cuz I didn't feel like going downstairs. So, adulthood's going pretty well."
via @cinefamily

How The Grove Makes Us Feel
"I would have cried, left, tried to throw up and cut myself."
At The Grove via @MarissaIngrasci

We've Seen This Movie
"I'm a food stylist. I style food. I just styled all of Jack In The Box's food. Actually that's all a lie."
At a high school reunion via @JasmineElist

Why We're (Temporarily) Going Vegetarian
"I did it to support Morrissey. I haven't had meat in like 3 hours."
At Bottlerock after the Morrissey show via Rachel May

Canine Discrimination
Young girl: Oh my god, look at this lady's dog. (Points to tiny Chihuahua mix.)
Young boy: That's not even a dog...
Young girl: I know, I know, but she doesn't...
On Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, outside N'Ice Cream via Lauren Lloyd

Horrorcore Meetings
"We loved the script. Obviously, we're going to have to have doubles because of all the blood."
At a group meeting at the Silverlake Coffee Lounge via @

New Spring Trends
Man: "But I'm a fearless fashionista, so I'll rock the traffic cone orange."
At the Silverlake Crossroads via Laura Bowling

Emergency Humor
CPR instructor: "Take off your jewelry and please don't straddle your victim."
via @SpanishOsprey

We're Sooooo Progressive
"I totally wouldn't mind if my daughter turned out to be lesbian."
At a Trader Joe's in 3rd & Fairfax via Ross Meredit

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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