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Overheard In L.A.: Our Eternal Struggle With The Color White

So, Getty Center white? Photo by Suzanne Danzinger via the LAist Featured Photo pool on Flickr.
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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from Brentwood, Silverlake, West Hollywood and allllllll the way over in Pasadena.

Overheard Of The Week
Customer: "I just want the darkest white you have."
Worker: "Like 3D white, or white like the towel? I'm out of the white-white."
At a nail salon in Pasadena via @WendyWegner

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"Do you want to go watch Scandal and make vision boards?"
In Brentwood via @GabrielleKess

Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn
"He drank all my lactose-free eggnog! I'm so mad. You can't do that."
via @kaleision

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Theater Of The Mind
"I talked to JoJo (from KIIS FM) about this and I thought he was a big black man but he's like a little white guy."
At Coffee Bean via @Melanie787

For The Gluten-Free Lush
"Did you get the quinoa vodka?"
In Silverlake via @rhaithcoat

We Didn't Know You Had The Option
"I wouldn't give myself a rusty trombone!"
At a WeHo tattoo parlor via @HighVoltageTat

Modern Love
"I kinda want to snuggle and watch a screensaver"
At an office via @the100writers

Conan, What Is Best In Life?
"I got a mom...everybody's having fun"
At a Jay Z concert via @SirAdamBrown

Yeah We, Like, Totally Feel You
"I'm just really into, like, alternative music"
via @KaufmanAudrey

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 (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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