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This week's edition of Overheard in L.A. features bits of overheard conversation from the Grove, a screening of "Magic Mike" and a firework show.

Overheard of the Week
"Do you have vegan Xanax?"
via @goldlikejoel

"Ordering an Eggs Benedict right after 4th of July?"
At a diner via @karrijune

It's A Cycle
"Cheers to your sobriety!"
As pint glasses clink via @anakincarver

When Plot Gets In the Way
Woman coming out of "Magic Mike": "It was good at first, but then there was too much story!"
via @atchesonate

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We Want the Best For Our Kids
Someone calling for their kid: "Hennessy, come here!"
At a fireworks show via @JennaElfman

We Want the Best For Our Dogs
"I only give my dog bottled water, tap water is just too toxic."
via @SheyneF

Going Both Ways
Grocery store employee: "Paper or plastic, sir?"
Customer: "Doesn't matter. I'm bisacksual."
At grocery store via @emadgeorgy

Mean Girls
"Maybe you should eat make-up to be pretty on the inside."
via @MissUSA2002

“That perfume just reminds me of douche.”
via @JohnHeaner

Underrated Achievements
"Have you ever seen her go to the bathroom by herself? It's amazing!"
In an elevator @ericfmartin

Failed Endorsements
"I've been using reversible underwear for years"
On set via @lifeafterdenim

Silver Lining
"If I can't be a good example, at least I can be a horrible warning."
via @Olenderj

Man Rules
"He needed it, but you just don't shave another man's dog!"
At the park via @joelrubin

It's A Compliment
"You have the perfect round head for baldness" ‪
via @A_Felds

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Know Your Own Strength
White male hipster: "DUDE! All I'm saying is I know what I'm good at, and I know what I'm NOT good at: I'm not good at working, but I'm REALLY good at drinking!"
At the Eagle Rock Fresh 'n' Easy parking lot via X. Hernández

Trick Question
"What would you rather be: fat or the yellow Starburst? No one eats the yellow Starburst."
At the Grove via @Carolineoncrack

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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LAist writer Amanda Schwartz contributed to this post.

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