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Ask a Grown Man: The Lonely Island

“Answering your questions about life, love, and whatever else you have asked us.”

The Lonely Island (aka the Glasses Patrol) are responsible for some of the bright spots in the laughzone of our lives: this one, and this one, this one, and who could forget this one?* Today they’re adding to that bounty with the release of The Wack Album (which includes a guest spot from Robyn!) and with this AAGM, in which Akiva, Jorma, and Andy dispense grown-ass wisdom on such subjects as flirting, the pros and cons of second base, and where to go to meet cute teenage boys.

* Also, this one and this one and this one.

If you have a question for our next Grown, please send it to and write “Ask a Grown Man” or “Ask a Grown Woman” in the subject line, accordingly. And please include your city and your age.


  • kolumbia June 11th, 2013 3:15 PM

    Hi! I love Rookie and writing letters, so I’m matching up Rookie readers with other Rookie readers for pen pal shenanigans! I did this once before and it worked out great. All the details can be found here!

  • Sophie ❤ June 11th, 2013 3:16 PM

    This was really cool! Thanks, Rookie!

  • artobsessed June 11th, 2013 3:23 PM

    ahh i just made the connection that one of these guys plays booth jonathan in girls! such talent

    • Joyce June 11th, 2013 8:28 PM

      omg that’s booth jonathan in the middle ahhhh!!!

  • artobsessed June 11th, 2013 3:24 PM

    also, #cuteboysinglasses

  • HollinsCollins June 11th, 2013 3:25 PM

    THIS IS LITERALLY A DREAM COME TRUE. It’s defs my favorite ask a grown man ever!!!!!!

  • lucilledreams June 11th, 2013 3:35 PM

    I love ask a grown woman/man not just because celebrities respond to your burning questions like an advice column, but because Rookie is the only place or magazine that uses the power of the internet to connect celebrities and average girls to get really profound and helpful advice. I’d also like to know how you send in questions? Or whether or not if you get to know who’s going to answer them?

    • Anaheed June 11th, 2013 3:46 PM

      Instructions for sending in questions are at the bottom of the post. And no, the senders don’t know who might answer them.

  • ellestolemyname June 11th, 2013 3:36 PM


  • InProgress June 11th, 2013 4:01 PM

    Can we have Stephen Fry for AAGM?? He is the BEST :) Please consider. XOXO from Cali

    • Cosmo Beatrix June 11th, 2013 4:14 PM

      seconded! :)

    • AnoHana June 11th, 2013 5:54 PM

      Yes! I second this as well! Stephen Fry would be an amazing guest.

  • Vera June 11th, 2013 4:04 PM

    ahhhhhhhhh I was SO HAPPY when I saw this, and after I watched it, it just made me love them more!

  • Cosmo Beatrix June 11th, 2013 4:14 PM


    they are all so hot!!! Also i am digging the glasses, bonus hot points guys.

  • british dimples June 11th, 2013 4:15 PM

    I want Tina Fey for Ask a Grown Woman!!!!!!

    • kathryn-s June 11th, 2013 7:45 PM

      world would end because it would have fulfilled all it could fulfill

  • Tavi June 11th, 2013 4:24 PM

    i can’t unsee booth jonathan

    • pearl irene June 11th, 2013 5:13 PM

      booth jonathan… i will never unsee…

    • ruby June 11th, 2013 5:23 PM

      Me too! I hated booth Jonathon, bleurgghhh (though that ‘I’m a man’ scene is one of my favourites in the whole season)

    • ladyjenna June 11th, 2013 11:25 PM

      Sooooooooo weird. Like do you think he even considered that the girls watching this watch girls? Also i reall wan them all to be my friends

    • eliza dolittle June 16th, 2013 12:03 PM

      specifically, booth jonathan’s butt

  • soviet_kitsch June 11th, 2013 4:24 PM

    if you could get regina spektor or karen o for AAGW i would immediately die of joy (not that i don’t adore this because LONELY ISLAND HHHHH)

    • AnoHana June 11th, 2013 5:55 PM

      Regina Spektor would be lovely~

  • Amy Wesson June 11th, 2013 4:36 PM

    love them

  • myy June 11th, 2013 5:24 PM

    This made me laugh so much!!! Love them and this video series! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • GlitterKitty June 11th, 2013 5:32 PM

    This is amazing but I’m just a teeny bit disappointed that the answer to the “where can I meet cute guys?” question was not “on a boat”.

    • AnoHana June 11th, 2013 5:57 PM

      Haha this just made me laugh out loud and that rarely happens with things online. (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜

  • Laia June 11th, 2013 5:42 PM


  • cherrycola27 June 11th, 2013 5:43 PM

    I met my current boyfriend because he was a barista at a coffee shop I always went to. I stalked him and we talked all the time, and I was getting SO FRUSTRATED that he didn’t seem like he would ever ask me out or anything. So…. I eventually gave him a book that we had talked about with my name and number inside, and he called me. And we’ve been together since December!
    Good luck! :)

  • AnoHana June 11th, 2013 5:57 PM

    Amazing video, I love the guests Rookie always finds for this section!

  • Erika Wilder June 11th, 2013 6:09 PM

    Iiiii loooovvvve thissss/themmmm!!! <3

  • laughinguacamole June 11th, 2013 6:23 PM

    Speak up Shy Ronnie.

    • Britney June 11th, 2013 10:45 PM

      That is by far one of the funniest videos that I’ve watched.

  • WitchesRave June 11th, 2013 6:33 PM

    I love how seriously they took it, with their long answers and all…aww :’)

    they remind me of a bunch of 13 year olds doing a vlog during a sleepover, in a good way!

    And, yea all i see is Booth Johnathan too!

  • Mads June 11th, 2013 8:09 PM


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  • kati June 11th, 2013 9:40 PM

    i’ve been completely in love with Andy Samberg since i was 15. I can’t believe he’s in hereeeeee!!!!

  • kathryn-s June 11th, 2013 9:51 PM

    so. cute.

  • kati June 11th, 2013 10:00 PM

    Woooow i just saw it and i was great!!!
    i know it’s dumb but a year ago my abusive boyfriend’s mom broke up with me because he was going to rehab, and since then i haven’t been able to feel attracted to anyone (in real life or tv or books) aand this made me so smitten haha. I totally wasn’t expecting this c: thanks rookie, you never know who you’re going to help

  • jooleeanne June 11th, 2013 10:06 PM

    wow this was literally perfect. I love you Andy Samberg

  • Britney June 11th, 2013 10:37 PM


  • amlapnylessoj June 11th, 2013 11:22 PM

    I LOOOOOOVE THIS SEGMENT. I think this could really help teenage girls and help them build confidence by getting advice from actual men! (not that girls need men, but yknow)

  • Vesperstar233 June 12th, 2013 12:09 AM

    Best “Grown Man” yet.

  • Tara A. June 12th, 2013 12:29 AM

    Haha, I love this! I love this segment actually, it’s just amazing.

  • Madeleine Angel June 12th, 2013 12:47 AM

    WHOOO HOOO!! Love these guys

  • thenoisythinker June 12th, 2013 3:27 AM

    Love this!!!!! <3

  • Ayanna June 12th, 2013 12:16 PM

    I love all of their music.

  • Ginny Mannox June 12th, 2013 12:18 PM

    I love them in the movie “Hot Rod”!!!

  • buttsbuttsbutts June 12th, 2013 3:11 PM

    Also, the guy who isn’t Andy Samberg or Booth Jonathan. He’s cool too!

  • madame_addie June 12th, 2013 3:35 PM

    I love you so much for this rookie <3

  • whodatgal June 13th, 2013 2:40 AM

    idek who they are but their cute as heck

  • Bridget June 13th, 2013 4:42 PM

    I was trying to watch this and a Cadalliac commercial kept playing :((

  • Julia June 13th, 2013 9:42 PM

    LOVE them! this reminds me- we should totally have joanna newsom for ask a grown woman (it reminded me bc now she’s engaged to andy samberg! YAY THEM!)

  • retrogirl23 June 14th, 2013 10:50 PM


  • crapbag June 15th, 2013 7:28 AM

    I am into dudes who remind me of Napoleon Dynamite. Andy has always given me sexy Napoleon vibes.

  • eliza dolittle June 16th, 2013 12:10 PM

    this was so so great! super touched by how seriously they all touch the questions and really gave measured, considerate response. andy’s concentration face is a miracle and a bless. thanks guys ^x^

  • Anya N. June 20th, 2013 6:55 PM

    ahhhh they’re soooo cute especially in this video ohmygoodness!

    how often does rookie do an “ask a grown man?”

    • Anaheed June 20th, 2013 7:22 PM

      We do an “Ask a Grown Man” or an “Ask a Grown Woman” every month.