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Overheard in L.A.: How We're (Probably) Getting Scammed

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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features snippets of conversation overhead at the opera, from the bowels of Hollywood and, as always, Whole Foods.

Or Your Money Back?
"4 weeks in my class and you'll get a pilot. Guaranteed."
via @leliabroussard

Aesthetic Choices
"As a songwriter, I don't think I'd use the word 'concentration camp.'"
At Cinespia via @yenniecheung

Die, Mimi, Die
"It isn't 19th century opera unless there's a corpse on the stage!"
At La Boheme via @dearcalliope

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Oh Hey There, Red Flag, I Almost Didn't See You Come In
"I'm not a stalker, I'm a man in love."
via @AMPRGroup

Dating in L.A.?
"Hi, I'm gonna juice when I get home, so you're welcome to come over."
At Whole Foods via @jbb91

Past Life Recollections
"I haven't seen her in—she's from the adult business, back in the day."
Cell phone conversation via @suddenchad

How We Rough It
"I would go camping ALL the time if I had a full-body cashmere sleeping bag."
via @Kippardue

Why We Live in Los Angeles
"I'm allergic to the rain."
via @KLDi

Better Luck Next Time
Person 1: "I got hit by a car on my bike today."
Person 2: "Oh! By a celebrity?!"
In Hollywood via @SoCassandra

Aesthetic Choices Part II
"You don't want to kill a dog just to prove a point."
via @BostonCourt

Modern-Day Prophets
"That's a very popular corner to stand and yell on."
Glendale at Brand and Broadway where a man was yelling in Spanish about Jesus via @tropicostation

Aesthetic Choices Part III
"Ugly people can have love triangles too!"
via @heysanjay

Why We Sell Our Souls
"I am a hummus whore!"

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Sneaky, Sneaky
Person 1: "Does the picture look like a before pic?"
Person 2: "Oh! That's a trap."
via @stefanpinto

Facial Hair-Related Violence Is A Serious Crime
"I wanted to punch his ironic mustache off his face."
via @A_Felds

Why We're Busy
"I can't play tennis tomorrow. I have to go to the ‪American Idol‬ finale."
In a Calabasas locker room via @MotorHeadMama

Hunger Games
Girl 1: "I'm about to PASS OUT after not eating all day. How do you guys DO it?"
Girl 2: "It's really not that hard."
via @kellyzimmer

Hello There, Disturbing Mental Image
"That sounds like a fat seal masturbating."
via @joshlobis

Redundant Phrases
"It's a scripted reality show."
via @ChucktheDrummer

"Don't mess, with me today, man, I just lost $7800 on Facebook"
In Beverly Hills via @dereksheath

More Past Life Recollections
Woman on cell phone: "You read a lot. You were always an avid reader. You even read a lot back when you were on drugs."
At the West Hollywood Target via Cece Sherman

Oh Gawd
"I guess I'm just jaded because I've been to Hong Kong SO many times."
In the Japanese Garden at the Huntington via Stephanie L.

Brilliant Foresight
"I'm so glad I didn't shroom."
At Universal City Walk via Jamesthefouth

How the Rich Abuse Each Other
Person 1: "He called my dog disgusting and then asked me for a blow job!"
Person 2: "Well you gave it to him, right?"
At La Scala in Beverly Hills

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