RACHEL: Well, that settles it. Go for little Chike. If nothing else, he'll be the favorite of NBA hecklers everywhere.

Now Dan in Iowa also needs advice, and I picked this one out of the pile especially for you, because you're an all-star expert and all. Dan writes, "I live in a pretty rural area where they hold an all-star game at the end of basketball season. All the players and coaches vote for who they think is the best. I don't really deserve to be there on merit, but I want to play. Any suggestions for campaigning my way on to the squad?"

TRACY: Oh that's easy. It's called sucking up. Bring everyone doughnuts, tell them how nice they look.

RACHEL: Ah, the secret is out. You've gotten yourself named to the All-Star Game so many times because of a secret alliance with Krispy Kreme.

TRACY: Oh, I don't do doughnuts. My rookie year, Marcus Camby and a couple of the other guys tried to get me to get them doughnuts, orange juice, papers, all that stuff. I told them I don't play that.

RACHEL: Somewhere in Denver, Marcus is still waiting for his fresh-squeezed. So sad. In the meantime, let's help out Rory Clarkson of Tempe, Ariz. Rory writes, "I have a question about strip clubs. If a lap dance is 20 bucks, do you think that the girls expect a tip on top of that? And if they do, what is the normal gratuity? 20 percent? Does it depend on the dance? I need to know the proper etiquette as I don't want to come across as ignorant."

TRACY: See, I just wouldn't know about that sort of thing.

RACHEL: Of course not. And the odds ESPN gives on football games are just for entertainment purposes. But if you were just going to imagine what it was like ...

TRACY: Well, just imagining, I'd have to say it would depend on how long he's with her. I mean, if it's an hour -- she's got all your money anyway.

RACHEL: Yeah, I guess if you're giving a girl $20 for a dance for an hour straight, she should be tipping you by the end of it.

So the last question we always ask is, what's the best advice you have for the people out there?

TRACY: I'd say that when you do something, try to be one-of-a-kind. Like when I'm buying jewelry, I'm always looking for the most exclusive thing, something no one else has.

RACHEL: Oh yeah, totally. I'm the same with yams.

TRACY: Hey, whatever works.

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