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Ep. 78: "Driving Lesson Costume"


Ep. 73: "Ketchup is Hard to Remove"

They're going on boat rides.

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 73: “Ketchup is Hard to Remove” on Huffduffer

The Problem: A new thought technology that changed the way John looked at himself.

[MP3] Ep. 73: "Ketchup is Hard to Remove"


Ep. 69: "Campfire Spaghetti Party"

John will totally buy a painting from an elephant.

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 69: “Campfire Spaghetti Party” on Huffduffer

The Problem: People would treat you so differently if you were literally riding a bear.

[MP3] Ep. 69: "Campfire Spaghetti Party"


Ep. 59: "Insufferabilityism"

No banjo players.

Roderick on the Line , Ep. 59: ”Insufferabilityism” on Huffduffer

The Problem: It might just take a mutant astronaut to survive this sarcophabus.

[MP3] Ep. 59: "Insufferabilityism"


Ep. 55: "A Welsh Troll"


Ep. 47: "Esquivalience"

The Problem: You better hope to Christ you brought everything you’ll need.

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Ep. 36: "Uncle Licky"


Ep. 34: "A Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs"

Ep. 34: “A Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer

The Problems: Brobdingnagian morning cookies; the time LTJG David Roderick (USN) kind of maybe scared off a Zero with his rogue Colt M1911; Merlin windmills through his brief Kneepads and Floppy Epaulets Phase; why John thinks depths charges are a careless and potentially orphan-endangering pussy move; John discovers an oxidizing superpower—then struggles to find a cool name; Billy Joel and his stupid goddamned loose tie bullshit; Merlin tries in vain to keep his new bell a little special; fortifying your underwater home against an attack by Navy SEALs; nobody just “walks away” from a Coffeetology® audit; John poses for Playboy with his cripplingly handsome friend, Jon Hamm; post-mortem on ’30s gangster things; Pete Townshend is attacked by a long-range baby marmot cannon; “Oooooo, hey, everybody, look at me! I’m some Somalian guy and I give everybody tickets!”; that one time when John and Merlin shot big guns; methods for concealing your (standard) yacht from Malaccan pirates; The Dardanelles Mountain Goat; streamlining childbirth via the metaphorical ordnance of Battlestar Galactica (no, the 1978 one); a much-needed clinic for teaching ladies proper loogie aperture; Really? Wooden knife? Really?; no, sir, you can’t slip a urethra by John Roderick; fantasies of Elle Macpherson on a juicy and super-hot Copenhagen run; arriving late to the Damascan spy game—perhaps in a robe; in Soviet Ukraine, collaborators Vichy you; never hide stuff in the actual yogurt place, because that’s just what they’d be expecting; apolougies from the deferential bottom gangs of Canada; the gun that lets pirates know when business is meant; okay, so, we’ll give Turkey maaaaaaaybe a “7”; one headlamp per doorknob; years John was literally soaking in war; plus, John and Merlin finally prepare to launch Hitler ’n Stuff!

Hitler & Stuff

[MP3] Ep. 34: "A Shit Barge Full of Long Pigs"


Ep. 30: "Cement Gravy Boat of Suffering"

Ep. 30: “Cement Gravy Boat of Suffering” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer

The Problems: gripping at sand in Noordwijk; handcuffs on the rear-view mirror; dancing for children in a public square; how to stock up for John; trying to outsmart ghosts; learning why we stopped sleeping outside; how much for that dream girl in the window?; and the night John finally realized what The Light Dome was doing.

[MP3] Ep. 30: "Cement Gravy Boat of Suffering"


Ep. 25: "Supertrain"

Ep. 25: “Supertrain” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer

The Problems: teching makes; radioactive devil dogs; faking the patois poorly; Anakin’s dubious conception; plus, a detailed glimpse into your exciting new role in John’s comprehensive plan.


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[MP3] Ep. 25: "Supertrain"