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  • John has driven his RV to Merlin’s place. They are recording this episode from Merlin’s office, which contains a large amount of X-Men memorabilia.
    • John is playing with Dark Poenix—“Did she ever fight a Balrog?"
    • "If you had all the power in the world would you have a) all the hair in the world or would you have b)) no hair."
  • John’s impromptu RV trip has left his office overflowing with boxes. He’s hoping for “salt and pepper shakers carved out of precious rocks“ and “custom underwear that says ‘Look who’s talkin', too’"
  • Merlin and John had a very strange lunch
    • 15:51 Acid droplets beans pork — “great Guided by Voices album."
    • All the waiters seemed like, not only had they never waited before, it appeared like maybe they had just never been to a restaurant. 
    • They seemed like people who were approximating what they thought a human being was like. 
      • "He’s not so comfortable in the human suit that he’s going to get a job in an office. But this was like, ‘Alright lets take five of us out to a restaurant and see how it plays!'” And then Merlin and John walk in, "and they’re not ready to be in a restaurant with these two guys."
      • Chinese food? "Cumins, caper, fish, and like, uh, milk!” 
      • "I feel now that I have been sucking on two D batteries."
  • John had a period where he went to mattress stores because it was something to do in the afternoon. Apparently, you can rest on a mattress for about 12 minutes before anyone says anything.
    • 2 podcasts = 2 mattresses. “Thats what it says in the Talmud”—MM 
    • John has had the same mattress he bought three weeks after he quit drinking, so 21 years. 
      • Everyone he knows has left a piece of themselves on that mattress. “You could repopulate the planet from the DNA on this mattress."
  •     Questions people have asked about RoTL:
    • “Do you and Merlin look at each other when you’re podcasting?"
    • “How long does it take to write an episode?"
    • “How much preparation do you do for RoTL?"