I would like to believe that this kid found the Tropical Islands of Germany via the Judge John Hodgman episode about the Berlin man who was afraid a devil lives in air conditioners, but I have to acknowledge that, when your water park is houses in a behemoth former zeppelin dome, people are going to find it on their own eventually.
I stitched some of John Roderick’s wisdom from episode 41 of Roderick on the Line "I kept saying to myself - like you would say to a dog - LEAVE IT."
I use it when I want a drink, or when I realize I’m picking a fight, or whenever I’m about to do something I’m bound to regret later.
(via Twitter / belondon: Roderick’s Rendezvous #8 …)
Roderick’s long lost friend and coworker from… bars, “Punk Rock Davey”. It’d been nearly 20 years since they’d seen each other before it turned out Davey is a regular at the Rendezvous. The last time they’d seen each other, the poppers were after Roderick for crime.
He was brought in as a guest when Roderick showed up to the venue, realizing he hadn’t booked a guest.
The second level of Roderick’s Rendezvous membership has been achieved. Moose Level - and “Survival Moose” at that?
Amazing song. Great metaphor for being who you are and understanding others.
5451 PERFORMANCE Four Guitars and Some Sax (by Conference on World Affairs)
Somewhere in the middle Roderick talks about feelings of awkwardness regarding “musicians” and whether or not he is a “real” one, tries to embarrass himself about having crafted an un-jammable song, and 3 “musicians” prove him wrong. He giggles, and for someone who normally sings/plays with his eyes closed, it sure is nice to see his eyes wide open with gleeful surprise!
And each man shall have a bell…
"In 1986, when I first attempted to grow a beard, the general consensus was that beards were for murderers and maniacs. Almost no one in mainstream America wore a beard during the eighties, and even in Alaska a beard was a serious statement that the wearer ate cold beans from a can and slept with his dogs. The only public figure of any note who wore a beard at that time was Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who also wore a bow-tie, rode a mule, and carried a blunderbuss. " — John Roderick’s Guide to Keeping a Beard