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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from the cheese section in Whole Foods, a TV shoot and, of course, Runyon Canyon.

Overheard of the Week
"The weed will pass through my system very fast because I only have 3% body fat."
Outside a gastropub via James Alba

We're Extraordinary Machines
Lady #1: "Oh! It's working!"
Lady #2: "What? Your iPhone?"
Lady #1: "Oh that too, but I was referring to not eating and losing weight."
At Runyon Canyon via @WilsonsGuide

It Starts Young
"I've got her listening to Covey's '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' on her iPad before she, you know, gets to 5th grade and gets a mind of her own."
At Charlie's Coffee House in South Pasadena via Jon McDuffie

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Sigalert Aisle 7
"It's like the 405 in here!"
At Trader Joe's via @aelandrum

It's All Relative
"L.A. totally sucks but everywhere else sucks worse."
via @TheRealJayYarow

Why We're Legit
"I've been going to the Playboy Mansion since '88"
At the Bel Air Hotel via @samnegrin

U Mad Bro?
"Thanks to the Internet he's now like a world famous DJ. And he's nine."
At the cheese section of Whole Foods via @MissLauraMoses

It's Not As Easy As It Looks
"Can we get some water for our dead guy?"
On the set of Hawaii Five-0 via @aishatyler

If I Were A Rich Man
"I want $30 worth of Taco Bell."

Why We're Still Single
"Why don't I get married? Because I like sleeping diagonally."
via @cinefamily

Don't Do It!
"We want to name our daughter Neon."
At the park via @deviantsheep

Our Gay New World
"The problem with the screenplay is that it makes all the heterosexuals looks bad."
Near Fat Dog gastropub via @Richard_Lucas

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