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10 Lessons From The Premiere Of "Girls"

There was lots of knowledge to glean from last night's premiere of the new HBO show, from the eating habits of bohemian Europeans to why it might pay to learn Photoshop.

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3. There are boyfriends in the world who will hold their girlfriend's retainers in their hands.

"Is that a present? Is that for me?" says Charlie as he accepts his girlfriend Marnie's saliva-covered retainer into his hand. True love or true grossness? Your call. I barely want to touch my own orthodontics.

4. Two years of free labor might not get you anywhere.

When Hannah quits her job because her boss won't hire her for a full-time position, she asks if she might still send him a draft of her memoir. "Well we wouldn't have you here to read it for us, would we?" he says.

5. You should learn Photoshop.

When Hannah asks that same boss why Joy Lin got hired after her internship, while Hannah did not, the boss replies: "Joy Lin knows Photoshop." There you go.

7. "Sex And The City" = Facebook

When Jessa tells Zosia Mamet's character Shoshanna she's never seen "Sex And The City," Shoshanna tells her "that's like not being on Facebook."

9. Europeans will not accept 7 p.m. as a reasonable time for dinner.

"7?!" globetrotting, accent-having Jessa yells, while sitting on the toilet. "I thought that was just a suggestion. 10 is reasonable."


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