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Overheard in L.A.: What's Wrong With Venice

Venice Beach (Photo by ebbandflowphotography via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from coffee shops, the Genius Bar and, of course, Runyon Canyon.

Overheard of the Week
Fifty-something woman to her friend: "These kids, they move down here, they buy bikes, they never leave."
On the Venice Beach bike path via Teodoro Vecchione

“I’m just running through guys like it’s going out of style.”
At Intelligentsia in Venice via @stephensurefire

The Truth Hurts
"Don't call me a blogger."
via @vickiechang

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All The Major Food Groups
"I had 2 aspirin & a Claritin for breakfast."
via @kalpenn

She's Always Looking Out For You
One member of a couple: "Oh honey that toilet paper's too thin, you'll get shitfinger again."
At a grocery store via @flubbermccubbin

"I want to speak with a manager, and I don’t want any of your usual bullshit today."
At the Apple Store via @MarshallDjm

How You Know You've Arrived
"Oversized luggage such as surfboards can be picked up..."
At LAX baggage claim via @eug

Well, Good Morning To You
"That's a pretty dress. Do you believe in reincarnation?"
At work via @trevoreldridge

So Many Labels
"Are you gluten free, or Jewish?"
At work via @aelandrum

Well, When You Put It That Way...
"I don't stalk, I investigate."
via @mistyblu

Cell Phone Wars
"Can you please get rid of whatever cockamamie phone you have and get an iPhone so I can iMessage you like a regular person?!!"
via @NicholasK_LA

Our Aesthetic Preferences
"This table screams '60s and cocaine."
via @laughinacorner

The Rules
“You’re dating an aspiring actor? You need to date an established actor.”
On the strand in Hermosa via @JACKaWILSON

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The Rules Part 2
"His body is so hot. Just cut his head off and you'll forget how old he is."
via @erinjennings

The Rules Part 3
"Facebook isn't just for friends, it's also for finding future husbands."
At a pool in Hollywood via Ryan Yerton

A Specialized Culinary Tradition
Girl: “So, what do you do?”
Guy: “I’m a chef.”
Girl: “Oh, cool! What do you cook?”
Guy: “Sandwiches.”
At a bar via Margaret Peng

Caveman Had Sprinkles!
Woman eating a cupcake: "I am a paleo-vegan, but I've been eating a lot tofu lately."
At art gallery via Lisa Derrick

The Wizard Will See You Now
"There's like a wall and in it is, like, a magic door. Like, you go through it."
In Runyon Canyon via @glen_go

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