Summary of “Interview: John Mulaney on ‘SNL,’ Broadway, Dave Becky”

We may never know whether or not John Mulaney wrote for Saturday Night Live, but one thing’s for sure: He’s one of the nicest and funniest comedians working today.
John Mulaney February 28, 2019 People are still tweeting at me trying to argue that Mulaney definitely wrote for SNL, but I’m not seeing any new arguments or proof, so I think it’s time to move on.
The headline I used for the post was “Hey SNL, Please Hire This John Mulaney Kid.” And on Facebook, there were comments from a couple guys saying, “Um, he wrote for SNL,” or, “You don’t even know that?” – “Megh, come on, you should know this.” So I just kind of Oh, that’s great.
You know the “John Mulaney as” meme where people post screenshots from your specials related to a certain theme? Or just the general idea of being turned into a reaction GIF? What is it like to experience that happening to you? Is it weird to see yourself meme-ified?It sounds like mummified, which is I’ve never heard it used that way.
In terms of the using quotes thing, I saw one of them that was Shakespeare plays, and I was embarrassed because I didn’t know enough about the plays to get how the quotes of mine matched up.
You know, it’s a wonderful song, but something about the lyrics and the makeup of the audience it was definitely a unique thing.
I’m not sure if you know Natalie Walker, but she’s a very funny comedian who tweeted recently that she wants you and Rachel Bloom to host the Tonys together.
You know, look, I don’t know if anyone’s offering it to us, but We’ll take it, and we only have a small rider.

The orginal article.

Summary of “How the Five “Love Languages” Can Help You Win at Relationships”

That’s sort of the idea behind the concept of love languages: they let you in on what makes your partner tick.
The idea is: we all express and feel love differently, and understanding those differences can seriously help your relationship.
His book, Five Love Languages, is admittedly full of cheesy truisms, and it sounds like a bad quiz you’d take in Cosmo.
My conclusion after thirty years of marriage counseling is that there are basically five emotional love languages-five ways that people speak and understand emotional love.
Within the five basic emotional love languages, there are many dialects….The important thing is to speak the love language of your spouse.
Beyond fighting less, the concept of love languages is a great for maintaining the relationship, too.
Business Strategist Marie Forleo says the love languages concept is her “Secret weapon” in maintaining a happy team.
Love languages can’t fix everything, of course.

The orginal article.

Summary of “14 Things About Life I Need To Remind Myself Of Every Day”

No matter how much I read, journal, and process all the wisdom of life, I keep on forgetting the things that make life better.
You also nurture your brain by reminding yourself of all the things that make life better.
What matters is that you have good intentions and that you do your best to make today the best day of your life.
The funny thing is, that the middle IS our life.
Who are you? What kind of life do you want? Shape your life by your decisions.
Believe me, I try hard to convince myself that I don’t need to work out every day.
So you want to wake up, meditate, read, go to the gym, work, have lunch with a friend, pick up a few things from the store, work on your hobby, AND go to the movies?
All of a sudden, we think we can do 10 things on one day instead of the regular 4/5. Make a decision.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The Classicist Who Sees Donald Trump as a Tragic Hero”

Many of the books written in support of Donald Trump’s Presidency have been authored by Trump family hangers-on or charlatans looking to make a buck.
Hanson has another side, one that is well suited for the age of Trump.
A longtime contributor to the National Review, he has a history of hostility to undocumented Mexican and Central American immigrants, who he claims are undermining American culture, and to African-Americans who speak about the persistence of racism, including Barack Obama, whom he has described as a leading member of “The new segregationists.” In his new book, which will be published by Basic Books, in March, Hanson explains why he thinks Trump was elected, and why he views the President as akin to a classically tragic hero, whom America needs but will never fully appreciate.
During our conversation, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, we discussed whether Trump should be compared to heroes of Greek myth, Hanson’s view of the Charlottesville protesters, and whether the President is carefully choosing the people he attacks.
They will tell you all of that, and you are almost listening to Donald Trump in 2015, but they won’t mention the word “Trump,” because to do so would contaminate that argument.
Trump had already announced that he was not going to discriminate against Jews and Mexicans and other people.
You don’t think Trump was using it as a racially-.
No, no, I think Trump was doing what Trump does, which is trying to sensationalize it.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The Hard Lessons of Dianne Feinstein’s Encounter with the Young Green New Deal Activists”

One imagines that Senator Dianne Feinstein would like a do-over of her colloquy with some young people on Friday afternoon.
A group of school students, at least one as young as seven, went to the senator’s San Francisco office to ask her to support the Green New Deal climate legislation.
When the group persists in supporting the Green New Deal, which was introduced by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Feinstein responds, “You know what’s interesting about this group? I’ve been doing this for thirty years. I know what I’m doing. You come in here and you say, ‘It has to be my way or the highway.’ I don’t respond to that. I’ve gotten elected, I just ran, I was elected by almost a million-vote plurality,” she continued.
Feinstein was demonstrating why climate change exemplifies an issue on which older people should listen to the young.
The kids whom Feinstein was talking to are going to be dealing with climate chaos for the rest of their lives, as any Californian who has lived through the past few years of drought, flood, and fire must recognize.
Feinstein’s condescension, though it’s less jarring in the video of the full encounter, which also shows gracious moments-including one when she offers a young person an internship-echoed that of Nancy Pelosi, from earlier this month, when the Speaker of the House talked about “The green dream, or whatever they call it. Nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”.
If we’d moved thirty years ago, moderate steps of the kind that Feinstein proposes would have been enough to change our trajectory.
“You didn’t vote for me,” Feinstein said to one of the young people in her office.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The Underground Worlds of Haruki Murakami”

I’m a writer, and I’m writing, but at the same time I feel as though I were reading some exciting, interesting book.
I go deeper and deeper, as I concentrate on writing, into a kind of underground.
You’ve told the story many times about how, forty years ago, at a baseball game, you suddenly thought, I can write a novel, though you hadn’t even tried to write before that.
To write one book is not so difficult, but to keep writing for many years is very close to impossible.
Some writers try to do something completely different in every book, and some writers tend to hone the approach they’re best at.
So many writers write small, shallow things in a complicated, difficult style.
If you are a reader and I’m a writer, I don’t know you, but in the underground world of fiction there is a secret passageway between us: we can send messages to each other subconsciously.
I’m a writer, and to write in my study is my privilege.

The orginal article.

Summary of “Don Cheadle Talks Black Monday Show, Kathy Griffin, and the Oscars Host Controversy”

“I live in a cave,” he tells me before turning to his publicist and requests half-jokingly, “Have Fallon ask me only Don Cheadle-related questions, like ‘Where did Don Cheadle lose his virginity?’ I know that one.”
In response to Cheadle’s tweet promoting a campaign to reduce advertising dollars funneled to bigoted websites, famous person Kathy Griffin slammed him for not supporting her two years ago, when she was widely criticized for releasing a photo in which she held the decapitated doll head of a Donald Trump lookalike.
Within minutes, Cheadle replied with the same question you’re asking right now: “Huh?” That didn’t sit well with Griffin, who unspooled her aggravation over several tweets posted in quick succession, calling Cheadle, among other things, “a dick in real life” and “Just another Hollywood movie star phony.” News of the spat spread, mostly because it seemed unprovoked and one-sided, which it was.
Referring to her firing, Cheadle says, “Does she deserve it? What’s deserve have to do with it, really? You’re working for a corporation that sells time to advertisers who reject that kind of thing or are afraid you’re bad for their brand. You should be able to see the endgame. Free speech doesn’t mean free of consequences.”
“On the way home, my parents didn’t talk about the show at all. You know it’s bad when all they talk about is the weather.” For Cheadle, the audience’s reception caused the most lasting pain.
More than anything, Cheadle says, he fell in love with the craft because “I really love learning about the psychology of other people. That’s probably my dad’s influence. I want to know what makes people tick.” After moving to Los Angeles and toiling for a few years, he started catching the attention of the right casting agents.
To make that process a bit easier, not just on Black Monday but on all his projects, Cheadle refuses to watch himself on playback.
Whereas Cheadle was quick to suggest that Kathy Griffin should deal with the consequences of her social-media actions, he casts Hart as a victim.

The orginal article.

Summary of “How To Be Productive When Your Life Is In Chaos”

As you and I both know, that’s not how life works.
We accept that life is chaos and find a way to adapt ourselves.
How do you adapt when life is uncertain? How do you still manage to be productive when you can’t even catch your breath before you have to deal with the next thing?
Before you know it, your whole life can be consumed by something random.
Even though it’s great to be in love, there’s more to life.
We can’t allow ourselves to forget where we are going in life.
No matter how hectic your life is, you can always find 10 minutes to sit down and reflect.
Once you live your life that way, you can’t even function properly without challenges.

The orginal article.

Summary of “The Dunning-Kruger effect, and how to fight it, explained by psychologist David Dunning”

David Dunning If there is a psychological principle that I think people should know more about, it’s the principle of naive realism.
Brian Resnick Something that I think is both funny and instructive about your work is that people often get the Dunning-Kruger effect wrong, and take away the wrong conclusions from it.
David Dunning There are some clues, I think, that come from the work of Philip Tetlock and his “Superforecasters” – which is that people who think not in terms of certainties but in terms of probabilities tend to do much better in forecasting and anticipating what is going to happen in the world than people who think in certainties.
David Dunning One of the things that really concerns me is that people really don’t make the distinction between facts and opinion.
What’s impressed me in the past few years is how much people not only author their opinions but author their factual beliefs about the world.
Brian Resnick Is there any insight at how you can get people more comfortable saying, “I don’t know?”.
David Dunning That’s an interesting question, because people seem to be uncomfortable about saying, “I don’t know.” That’s one thing we’ve never been able to get people to do.
How do you get people to say, “I don’t know”? I don’t know.

The orginal article.

Summary of “How to Make Friends in a New City”

Whether you’ve been promoted, taken a new job, or just needed to make a change – moving to a new city can be a scary endeavor.
For working adults, making new friends can be tough.
By teaching ourselves to understand how networks function, most of us can build, at least, a basic new network much faster than we built our old one.
You may find that you already know someone who lives in your new city.
This one may sound obvious, but many of us only reach out to our closest friends when we need help making new connections.
Take the time to ask many friends and colleagues if they know anyone worth meeting in your new city.
Once you land in your new city, it may be tempting to seek out meetups, networking events, and the like.
These are just a few steps you can take to build a network in your new city, and they’re certainly not the only thing you’ll be doing when you land.

The orginal article.