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Roderick On The Line
A Cocaine EconomyJohn Roderick has a wonderful knack for getting himself into a lot of trouble. That much is apparent within the first few minutes of any given episode of Roderick On The Line, which consistently provides glaring examples of the weird happenstance that follows Roderick. Case in point, Roderick regales Merlin Mann this week with the long buried story of how he got drunk and started a successful jazz cafe with a stranger that wound up being, to no surprise, little more than a front for cocaine distribution. But a simple riveting anecdote has never sufficed for Roderick and Mann. They go on to espouse on the cutely manipulative nature of lonely pot dealers and the folly of listening to Skinny Puppy while hoping against hope to score some free kush, leading Mann and the listener through the unmarked back door to some actual life lessons. Roderick closes the show just as strongly by indulging everyone who has ever wondered about the route the brave souls at their local airport’s Chipotle storefront take to report to work every morning. [NJ]”
I fear that I’m becoming blasé when it comes to hearing about Roderick’s almost unreal, real stories from his life.
So many. So fun.