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Overheard in L.A.: How We Cope Without Wikipedia

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By Ana Ottman / Special to LAist

College students across the country attempted to cope with Wikipedia’s blackout this week, some faring better than others. This week’s Overheard in L.A. round-up includes overheard conversation on mistaken identities, Escalades and Harry Potter.

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 tips@laist.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 of the Week
“With Wikipedia down, I don't really see how it's fair to still hold class.”
Via @A_Felds

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Office Supplies
“The robbers stole my tequila when they broke into my office. Oh, and the computer is gone too.”
Via @karenathek

We All Have Needs
“I just need a long term sex partner... I hear they are called boyfriends.”
Via @bellaromy

Shit Models Say
“I'm staaaarving. All I had for lunch was cashews and a Diet Coke.”
At the nail salon via @emilyjung

Flattering Mistaken Identities
Man #1: “I loved you as Freddy Krueger!”
Man #2: “Huh?”
West Hollywood via @TheBrianNolan

SUVs Can’t Win Over Everyone
“I didn't like him from the moment we got in the Escalade.”
Via @TimothyRagan

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Honesty is the Best Policy
“She told me I was the first guy she'd been with...since getting new boobs.”
On a hiking trail via @daisykpgardner

Healthy Self-Esteem
“T.G.I.F. - Thank God I'm Fabulous.”
The elevator in the Variety building via @dwntn_rob

Wizard Fashion Is In
“OMG! You look sooo cute. Like a hip Harry [Potter]”
At the Stella McCartney Sale via @TarynCoxTheWife