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Craigslist Ad Promises "HBO Girls' Living Experience" for New Roommate

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"Do you believe that your life represents a commentary on the state of the Caucasian, 20-something, used-to-be-middle-class-but-now-only-sometimes-benefit-from-the-weath-and-status-of-your-parents demographic?" an overly hyphenated Craigslist ad reads.

The room is $1500 and in a Williamsburg apartment that is described as "livable and trendy but trashy-enough-to complain-about-apartment" (more hyphens!). But the real reason this ad is worthy of notice is that it boasts a real life "'HBO Girls' Living Experience."

"Living with us is essentially the real life version of the TV show," the Lena Dunham-inspired ad continues, noting that your potential roommates are a fashion-challenged girl named Hannah "(for reals)" and a gay man who is "neurotic, judgmental, and certainly more attractive than you."

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The extensive (possibly TLDR) advertisement promises warehouse parties, "gallery openings that are incredibly meaningful to us on a deep personal level" and lots of drama. That is, if you fit their roommate mold. Only "Shoshanna"s and "Marnies" need respond (no Jessas allowed! Which actually is a pretty good rule in general).

Har har, at this point you've probably realized exactly what the poster thinks you've realized at this point: "You may be asking yourself 'is this post ironic?' Yes, yes it is. But no not really, we actually do need someone for that spare room."

Ugh, pretentious irony is really more annoying than regular old pretentiousness, don't you think? Which makes it some form of karma that the ad has since been flagged on Craigslist, possibly for being too ironic. Which temporarily ends the hunt for a third roommate. The most ironic part of it all is that if you had someone that was a Marnie (me), I'd make sure the rent gets paid and no one gets evicted.

An eviction that these people might encounter real soon, now that they have found no roommate. Not even a Jessa.

The full ad is below.

Craiglist Girls Apartment Ad craiglist.com

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