In the latest installment of their ongoing series "Ask a Grown Man," Rookie recently asked John Mulaney to field questions about playing hard to get, breaking up for the first time, unnecessary apologies, and acting awkward around crushes, which Mulaney claims to have tons of experience with: "Look, if he likes you and he can tell that you like him, then it's fine. If he can tell you like him and he doesn't like you back, it's not because of the way you're acting, it's just because he happens to not like you."
It feels like no matter how hard I work, I just can’t get the dining room to stay clean. Do you have any strategies that might help me stay on top of the mess?
—A.I., Oswego, NY
It sounds like your real struggle is not with the breadcrumbs on the floor, or the jelly stuck to the tablecloth, but with entropy itself! Your messy dining area is just one sign of the inexorable decay that will only end with the heat death of the universe. Here’s a hint: Try to avoid realizing that in the grand scheme of things, all struggles are pointless — especially your attempts to keep [...]
1) Don't Panic The most important thing is to remain calm. You probably want to pound the dashboard until your knuckles are raw and bloody and make insane deals with gods you've never believed in. But before you promise a portrait in blood to Isis, try taking a deep breath. Hold it in until reality starts to fade away and then exhale. Don't let feelings of terror set in; they'll only alarm your family and lead you to make worse decisions.
2) Turn Your Car Off It sounds obvious, but people often forget about this one. If there are any problems with the engine, you can avoid causing further [...]
Tim starts off by promising this will be an all karaoke episode but quickly loses interest and begins discussing the harmonies in Neil Young songs at detail instead. Instead the guys decide to do an all Tim and Tom Solve Your Problems to officially open the gates for listeners to send in their problems for the upcoming New York City and European shows in March. The first problem is a follow-up from Terrence, who previously wrote in to complain about not being able to attract girls as easily now that he works for a non-profit. Now he wants to know how to make friends as a single man [...]
Chris Gethard, especially through his public access show, develops a special relationship with his fans. If you watch an episode of The Chris Gethard Show, its earnestness looms larger than everything else, including even the comedy. Chris loves his fans and cares about them deeply. It's why when someone wrote him an anonymous message, which talks about suicide, Chris wrote a very passionate response. The anonymous person asked:
I'm curious if you ever had suicidal thoughts. I admire you and your show and have just been in a really bad place lately. I used to see your show as the last thing I had to look forward to but [...]