The U.S. Capitol building is roughly halfway between my house and my office. Most days I just take the Interstate tunnel under the Mall because it’s faster and usually less of a traffic hassle.

Today was a beautiful day in Our Nation’s Capital, so I decided to take the “long” way home which involves driving up 1st street. On the left is the Capitol building, on the right is the Library of Congress and the Supreme Court. Pretty awesome for a kid who got a 5 (out of 5) in high school AP Government. Shut up.

A new episode of my favorite podcast was posted this afternoon, and I was listening to it in the car with the windows down.

And right at about 5:25 when John Roderick says “oceans of spooge” a whole gaggle of Very Important Congressional Staffers And Probably Actual Members Of Congress Wearing Very Important Expensive Suits came pouring out of an office building and lined up on the street corner right next to my car — with open windows — stopped at a red light as John and Merlin talk about, um, covering the world, as I’m laughing almost uncontrollably. It’s a long red light, if you know what I mean.

No, I did *not* roll up the windows.  The light changed at about 6:10, when I sped away, in case you were curious.

merlin:

Ep. 21: “Dead Rubber Girl in My Closet” - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann on Huffduffer

Roderick on the Line, Ep. 21: “Dead Rubber Girl in My Closet”

The Problem: Oates, Alfalfa, and some numerous options for love.

Oh, friends. My dear friends. This is the one.

This is the funniest and tightest and most horrifying episode of our program to date.

Judge me. For this is one of my five favorite things I’ve ever been involved in, and it’s all thanks to John Roderick, a cockatiel, some cooperative horses, and a popular brand of bespoke fake ladies with three (3) entries. It’s really that bad. It’s really that good.

JOHN:
My experience of horses is that, if you make yourself a lady horse for a horse, and, the following day, you don’t know what to get them: alfalfa.

A horse will always appreciate a bouquet of alfalfa. And, it really works for any situation. It works if they’re recovering from Six-Million Dollar Horse surgery. It works if you were a Lady Horse for them the night before and you’re a little shy the next day.

Alfalfa.

Roderick On The Line is There To Help™ and you can’t be helped until you listen.

This is why there is Internet.

This.

So fucking great.

Every episode Merlin & John set the comedy bar higher.

Not sure what the art for this one will be yet, but I’m googling “bioinic horse cocks” for the next hour so we’ll see. 

merlin:

La carte des desserts (by tedSeverson)
Ted is my new Favorite Person on the Internet.
previously

That one sentence made my month. Butterflies.
Also: no pressure. None whatsoever.
I started making design-y things for the RotL shows on a whim, to give back in a *tiny* way some molecule of joy that I get every time I listen to an episode of RotL, 5by5, and YLNT. My goal is simply to make myself laugh and practice my design skills on something completely unrelated to my actual job. If Merlin and John laugh too, then that’s fantastic.  

merlin:

La carte des desserts (by tedSeverson)

Ted is my new Favorite Person on the Internet.

previously

That one sentence made my month. Butterflies.

Also: no pressure. None whatsoever.

I started making design-y things for the RotL shows on a whim, to give back in a *tiny* way some molecule of joy that I get every time I listen to an episode of RotL, 5by5, and YLNT. My goal is simply to make myself laugh and practice my design skills on something completely unrelated to my actual job. If Merlin and John laugh too, then that’s fantastic.