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Overheard in L.A.: The Brutal Truth

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By Ana Ottman / Special to LAist

To please people, we sometimes have to soften the truth of our intentions. Our Overheard
in L.A. round-up this Thanksgiving week includes overheard conversation on hair trends,
exotic fish and Justin Bieber.

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.)

Overheard of the Week
Elderly woman: "Will I see you in church on Sunday?"
Old man: "Only if you sit by the window."

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Bitter English Major
"A word is worth 1/1000 of a picture."
Via @shawngold

Hipsters Do the Craziest Things
"I heard its en vogue to have salt-n-pepper hair. I want to dye mine."
At a Starbucks via @TBBCoachShelly

Boy Scout Preparedness
Andy Dick, carrying two bottle of red wine: "Do you have a bottle opener?"
Me: "No, I don't walk around with a bottle opener at 2:30 a.m."
Andy Dick: "You should."
Hollywood Hills via Jesse

You Know, One of Those Famous Italian Names That Ends With an 'I'
"No, it's a garibaldi. Garibaldi. Like the chocolate."
At an aquarium via @MattArmendariz

The Fantasy Must Continue
"Show me proof that Justin [Bieber] is gay. Give me PROOF."
In a high school PE class via @rayvargas3

Feminist in the Making
"Yo, in Bonnie and Clyde, Bonnie's the guy and Clyde's the girl, right? The guy's name is
usually first."
Via @xanderjacobs