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Overheard in L.A.: Why We're Sleeping With Our Agents
This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation about quinoa, bath salts and agents.Overheard of the Week
"I slept with my agent so he knows how much I'm really worth next time he negotiates my quote."
In Hollywood via @DFTVYP
Before It's Too Late (For Someone's Face)
"Yo, lay off the bath salts."
"Wow, now I can scratch and sniff all day!"
A 6 year-old girl given stickers at Trader Joe’s via @ZerosB4TheOne
This Has Been a Giant Misunderstanding
Young girl on cell phone: "Not the Iron Giant, Andre the Giant."
via Carol Ward
If You Have To Ask, You Don't Know
"Seriously, [redacted] stop asking all the time if something is or isn't dubstep. 'Kay?"
via Kian Kaul
Portlandia By Way of Los Feliz
Assistant: "I've heard of a vegetable band in Missouri, or did I see them in Milwaukee?"
Boss: "There's a guy up in Seattle, he only plays broken instruments, like clarinets or tubas run over by cars."
At Figaro Boulangerie via Courtney Pickard
Do You Even Have to Ask?
"So what's the deal with this incredible clown posse?"
Predator vs. Prey
Salesperson: "Dude looks like a maybe."
"Thinking about dirty pink panties makes my carrot taste worse."
Maybe That’ll Help Us Forget the $15 Ticket
"They should make alcoholic popcorn."
At the LA Film Fest via @Traaaaaacy
A New Reality TV Trend?
Person 1: "I'm in animation TV."
Person 2: "Scripted or unscripted?"
At a Pilates class via @JenBilik
"I have an emergency! I have an agent's showcase tonight. Can you print me 25 headshots?"
"My husband doesn't really like my boyfriend."
We'll Take Your Word For It
"This is like porn! Browser porn!"
In a room full of computers via @avflox
And We Thought We Had it Rough
"She hates me because she thinks I'm too high-fashion."
Maybe You're Too High-Fashion?
"I'm hated by both friends and enemies. Either I'm doing something really wrong or really right."
Extra Artisanal Smallpox On the Side
"He would eat at the influenza truck if it had a good Yelp review."
Or Is It The New Black?
"Quinoa is kind of 2011."
Finding Your Calling
"In high school I went through a phase where I was obsessed with spray painting dicks on things."
"I didn't realize for over an hour that I was at a memorial service."
At a coffee joint via @JeannieRoshar
"There's an elephant in the room. Literally."
At PETA via @babybokchoy
You're Doing It Wrong
"You only YOLO once!"
A teenage girl to her friend via @tonyglive
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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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LAist writer Amanda Schwartz contributed to this post.