30 Lessons We Learned From Amy Poehler In 2012

AKA how to be a perfect human being.

1. How to look flawless after a divorce.

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Hint: décolletage.

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2. How to pass notes like a boss.

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3. How to be a smart girl at the party.

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4. How to close the gap between you and your fictional persona.

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5. How to win at life even if you don’t win an Emmy.

Audience participation is key.

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6. How to react appropriately to a Tammy.

From Parks and Rec’s upcoming Christmas episode.

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7. How to please a bona fide Bronx gal.

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8. How to make a great paper doll.

Prints available here!

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9. How to pull off an incredibly lifelike wig.

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10. What girl code actually means.

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11. How to meet Joe Biden.

Always go in for the kiss.

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12. How to make fun of Paul Rudd.


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13. How to raise the ultimate ginge.


No seriously though, look at him.

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14. How to make Samantha Ronson laugh.

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15. Also gasp.

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16. How to have safe sex.

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17. How to react appropriately.

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18. How to make out with Adam Scott.

Via his balloon avatar.

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19. How to make out with David Letterman.

Very uncomfortably.

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20. How to be tiny and terrifying at the same time.

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21. How to answer questions flawlessly in a bathtub.

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22. How to internalize your fangirling when your two favorite people meet.

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23. Where the best places to hide are.

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24. How to front for the Foo Fighters.

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25. How to porpoise call.

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26. How to dress like Ben Franklin and spill groceries cinematically with Paul Rudd.

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From their upcoming movie They Came Together.

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27. How to rock the half-perm.

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28. How to reunite with the cast of your iconic cult movie.

Yes there was a Wet Hot American Summer Reunion, and yes, you missed it.

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29. How to get Andrew Garfield to put his arm around you.

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Blue. Pipe-cleaner. Glasses.

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30. How to be a flawless human being.

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