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Ep. 23: "Flange of the Angel Curve"

Ep. 23: “Flange of the Angel Curve” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer

The Problems: John really feels his capillaries, Göring designs a flag, and Merlin cops to (generally) Grievous Daughterly Harm.

Also: how warm milk and a patient pencil can tease the scolex of a freeloading, Carter-administration parasite from the back of your Magic Hammer Pants.

One tip? Stockpile crudités.

[MP3] Ep. 23: "Flange of the Angel Curve"


Ep. 22: "My Own Dungeon Master"

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 22: 'My Own Dungeon Master'

Ep. 22: “My Own Dungeon Master” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer

The Problems: This new chickenshit Navy, high school steel-folders, late-night Casals lesson, and John’s curious imperviousness to est®.

[MP3] Ep. 22: "My Own Dungeon Master"


Ep. 21: "Dead Rubber Girl in My Closet"


Ep. 20: "We Can All Agree on Cheese"


Ep. 19: "Finger Camping Trip"


Ep. 18: "Main Pastrami Incisor"


Ep. 17: "Antisocially Promoted"


Ep. 16: "Cotton Candy Pink Poofy La-La"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 16: “Cotton Candy Pink Poofy La-La” on Huffduffer

The Problems: some Tommies in rock; the ad mominem attack; a Shirley Jackson “The Lottery”-type situation; passing diabetes to the tater tots; John’s quest for a worthy Smart Hate Sink; fighting to stay grandfathered into free nights, weekends, and friends; always with the ping-pong; and, why it might finally be time for John to whip out his long, pastoral paean.


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Ep. 15: "Covered in Sauce"

The Problems: little things and Erma Bombeck syndrome; relaxing with a couple meatball subs; the high line’s cyrogenic prolongation; still no luck dialing down the ping-pong; Merlin suffers a moist or missing Times; enjoying Michigan’s passing sandwiches; why marijuana sometimes makes sense; extra meat for a dollar; speculation on the genesis of bathrooms; skirting the waiting period for goats; four twenty, amirite?; adding value with Xfinity, Fahrvergnügen and/or Hospitaliano!; freeing the dragons of causality; raging boners from a black and blue sheep; an impromptu delta Skype jam; Welcome to McIntosh; the disappointing corduroy of underwater sex; rugby balls at the Double Musky; our generation’s inexorable menarche of music; California’s inexcusable Mucinex crackdown; the waitron’s worst nightmare; some tertiary problems of pre–27 greatness; remembering the rust belt’s two or three great rivers; why Mussolini dared illness in the rain; karaoke as busman’s holiday; the piano sounds like a carnival; the atavistic import of knee-to-eyebrow sauce; how an honest man devours a family lobster; stoney multitasking from the road; The Boss’s ostrich, llama, and video game estate; ZZ Top blows the Afterburner—hard; pitting “Private Eyes” against Ms. Jackson; BIG portions over at Load Jammerz; finally remastering “The Swab”; times we ’hoid the 10- and 14-bar blues; when Bill Evans repeatedly saw a man about some horse; that whole Columbia House racket; and, why John’s life, lover, and lady registers as the sea.

[MP3] Ep. 15: "Covered in Sauce"


Ep. 14: "Big City Apology"

Roderick on the Line - Ep. 14: “Big City Apology” on Huffduffer

The Problems: all things golden, antiqued, chocolatey, and considered; public radio murmuring; tales of fraud and malfeasance in Adam Ant wallet licensing; thwarted love in a 6-story wooden bookcase; tea taxonomies; The Dustin Hoffman Scenario; hats off to the Confident Delivery Guy; the scotty that nails 3-pointers; Blackie chases Blackie; still working on dialing down the ping-pong talk; getting one’s hands around The Ladder of Enlightenment; John’s Aerostar residency; taking Clydesdales to the Prom; long con involving a sailboat; shtupping the honey bear; pony keg of Axe; JFK’s struggle with Hodgman’s Disease; Busch v. Anheuser feud; the box in Geneva holding a Glock and 7 passports; disputes in international band nomenclature; the old money of Canadia; Bob’s Dad was such an asshole; the thing about the Village People; a thread on the Buckaroos (not the pipe guys); the jailer’s keychain surrogacy; anxious Bonobo regret; going Dutch—again; Lapsang Souchong is NOT the lady from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma); the inescapable dander of the compulsive onanist; some followup from Merlin’s Other Program; why John can’t go to Tonga; the thing about deer at a watering hole; and, that one time a steely-eyed yeti with twigs in its fur demanded satisfaction.

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