This weekend, while you were busy going to the beach, or getting some stuff done, or going to the movies, or having a nice dinner, or breaking up with your significant other, or WHATEVER you were doing, the world was busy making some Girls-related news that you probably — up until this moment — had no idea about. That is so typical “you.” Where’s your head at? Honestly? To catch you up so you know what everyone’s talking about at lunch today, here is the first bit of news from the New York Post, about how Mayor Bloomberg likes Girls because he hopes it’ll inspire people to move to this god damn ghost town:

“We love the show for inspiring people to move to New York City and become the ‘voice of a generation,’ as Hannah would say,” Mayor Bloomberg said, quoting Dunham’s character, Hannah Horvath, a 23-year-old aspiring memoirist who believes her struggles are emblematic of her peers.

The mayor — who had a cameo in the “Sex and the City” movie that ended up on the cutting-room floor — has his SAG card ready if Dunham can work him into a script.

“They need only whistle and we’d show,” said Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, adding that “Girls” fever has swept City Hall.

“We’re obsessed,” Wolfson said. “It’s the big water-cooler topic of conversation Monday morning in the bullpen.”

Oh, great! “I’m really coming around to Adam, which is kind of soooo surprising for me?” – Mayor Bloomberg. My hope is that Mayor Bloomberg has a cameo as Jessa’s baby, because your second piece of news is that Jemima Kirkeman, who plays Jessa, is pregnant! Congratulations to Jemima Kirkeman and to Mayor Bloomberg! And your third and final bit of news, about how there may be an exciting Girls-themed activity in our future, comes to us from the New York Times:

Given that this show about four single New York women is endlessly compared to “Sex and the City,” it seems natural to wonder if tour companies might organize bus treks around the “Girls” stamping grounds.

Last Tuesday, the question was put to Georgette Blau, the owner of On Location Tours. Her Manhattan-based company has turned pockets of the West Village into a tourist trap of sorts by ferrying busloads of would-be Carries from Cleveland to “Sex and the City” haunts like the Magnolia Bakery and the Pleasure Chest erotic shop.

“It is very interesting that you ask that question,” Ms. Blau said. “Approximately 37 minutes ago, we had that discussion.”

Yes yes yes yes yes! Cannot wait for Gabe to go on the Girls tour and tell us about all the street corners and cafes he sees. Anyone who sees a cafe gets a t-shirt. #gabegirlstour2012.

This has been your Monday afternoon Girls news round-up. Thank you and goodnight!

Comments (24)
  1. “And here ladies and gents, is the apartment building containing a solitary, dirty window which looks upon where Adam hate-masturbated in front of Hannah. This truly is the city where dreams become reality. Only 2 minutes for pictures, please.”

  2. I feel bad for people who book a spot on the Girls Tour without knowing it’s based on the show.

  3. “Do you know how many 16 oz sodas you can burn off by smoking crack and running around Bushwick like a crazy person?”

  4. Am I right in thinking that Girls is essentially Sex and the City, but with Youth and Poverty?

  5. Hannah’s “voice of a generation” seems to whine a lot and emotionally eat cake, so sorry Michael Bloomberg, but I’m accomplishing that just fine in my own city, without paying for inflated real estate. Burn!

  6. It’s not Kirkeman. It’s just Kirke. Jemima Kirke.

  7. How come they don’t do bus tours of Baltimore based on The Wire?

  8. Oh yes. Brooklyn Bus tour of East Williamsburg and Bushwick! So much fun in the daylight.

  9. Nice photo. Frau Dunham, you have gone around the bend from what a normal person incompetent at dressing themselves in the morning would do. In fact, this photo is more proof that you are not a normal incompetent and that you don’t even have the minimal powers of observation (one of the writer’s tools!) to look around you and note how an incompetent dresses and just fucking mimic that. Nope — WAY around the bend. I hereby declare that you obviously have a stylist whose job is to make you look like you have no style and are therefore “real.” Yes: you are professionally styled to look terrible — and worse: the stylist you hired is so bad that you look IMPOSSIBLY terrible, and you don’t even suspect it.

    You have seriously achieved some next-level awful, Lena Dunham.

    • Agreed, agreed. Can we move on now, please? “Girls” is one of the most hyped, boring shows on TV. I can’t wait for the next season of GoT so we can drown out “Girls” with more Peter Dinklage.

    • Just ask her out already, Christ.

      • seriously or go take care of business somewhere private.

        • With this gif I feel we have sailed up a river, into the heart of darkness.

          “…the savagery, the utter savagery, had closed round him, – all that mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest, in the jungles… There’s no initiation either into such mysteries. He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable. And it has a fascination, too, that goes to work upon him. The fascination of the abomination – you know. Imagine the growing regrets, the longing to escape, the powerless disgust, the surrender, the hate.”

          It is like Conrad knew. He knew. The horror.

  10. Can someone please post the Howard Wolfson in a Cosby sweater photo? Please? Let’s all smile at that one for a bit.

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