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  • Colin Meloy
    • Yaknow, we don’t have a single song about pirates.” -CM
      • “Every one of your songs is about pirates, don’t kid me.” -JR
  • Merlin and amyl nitrate
    • He went to an AC/DC show to see Yngwie Malmsteen, and sat right next to the cannons.
    • Only The Scorpions would come to Anchorage. Ozzy came once in 1980. 
      • John listened from home in his orange Air Force jumpsuit. 
  • 29:10- “In the South, almost everything is communicated by what is not said.” -MM
  • “As you get older, success is reducing the amount of complexity in your life.” -MM
  • 32:30- Merlin used to get the Bigun from 7/11. 
    • A hamburger with chili. 
    • John used to get two chili dogs for 99¢, and you could put as much pump chili, chili out of a pump, and cheese out of a pump, as you want. You'd put it in a paper boat. 
  • ~57:00- conspiracy theories. 
    • No one can keep secrets. 
    • Ted Stevens was John's uncle Jack's law partner. 
  • 1:00:00- the Senate party
    • John went to the 40 years in the senate party for Ted Stevens. 
    • Four different 4-star generals come out on stage, and they do a can-can. In full uniform. They sang a bawdy song about blowing Ted Stevens. 
    • "These people are literally cannibals." -JR
    • There were a lot of 3-star generals in the room who weren't invited onstage. 
    • John's dad was a red. Guys would come up and ask his dad how the Communist party was. He was the token pinko. 
    • A big part of Bohemian Grove is peeing au naturel. Water sports. 
  • John bought a blue wool sailor suit. 
    • John looks like the worst guy. He sends the geishas running for cover. 
    • There's nothing cute about it. It's just terrifying.
  • 1:16:00- Everything John owns also has two paragraphs of exegesis about what it is and what you should know about it. 
  • Merlin's family had  custom license plates. 
  • Alex Chilton and Judas Priest