Overheard in L.A.: What's Wrong With Venice
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."
All The Major Food Groups
"I had 2 aspirin & a Claritin for breakfast."
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."
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?!!"
Our Aesthetic Preferences
"This table screams '60s and cocaine."
“You’re dating an aspiring actor? You need to date an established actor.”
On the strand in Hermosa via @JACKaWILSON
The Rules Part 2
"His body is so hot. Just cut his head off and you'll forget how old he is."
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?”
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
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 email@example.com. (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)
Overheard in L.A.: Our Terrible Reasons For Going To Rehab
Overheard in L.A.: Why The Walk Of Shame In L.A. Is Extra Shameful
Overheard in L.A.: Our Dreams Might Be Shallow But At Least They're Our Own
Overheard in L.A.: Why We're Sleeping With Our Exes
Overheard in L.A.: Partly Sunny With A Chance Of Plastic Surgery
Overheard in L.A.: How We're Spotting The City's Jerks
Overheard in L.A.: Our Coachella Fantasies
Overheard in L.A.: Places You Might Hear "YOLO"
Overheard in L.A.: Shit People Say At Auditions
Overheard in L.A.: Our Rule For Dating Porn Stars