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Episodes: Clusterfuck
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Locations: Humboldt County
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Locations: 713 East Cottage Grove
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Media: World's Shortest Music Video
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May 13th, 2016:

HTML5

A lot of the videos hosted here on the rox.com site are old Quicktime .mov files. As such they don't play well in modern browsers or take advantage of the capabilities of HTML5. Our videos hosted on remote servers like YouTube or Vimeo are another story, and that's where we've been deploying all our goods recently anyhow. But that leaves a ton of old videos lying around on our own server that no one can play. We could convert them to MPEG-4 movies, but is it worth the trouble? Here's a test case, the "World's Shortest Music Video" featuring Brown Betty. No, your browser isn't malfunctioning — this video is only one second long.

April 15th, 2016:

Encryption ROX

Thanks to the good folks at Let's Encrypt, this site is now rockin' the https protocol.

That's right, you can now access your favorite site at https://rox.com/ and surf secure in the knowledge that all your knowledge is secure. Or something.

In fact, your connection to rox.com is encrypted using a modern cipher suite. Yeah, we're not sure exactly what it means either, but smart people say it's important. Plus it sounds impressive. What better way to honor the anniversary of our debut as the first TV show on the internet?

Did we get everything switched over correctly? Hope so, but if you find anything's broken, holler at us.

October 28th, 2015:

rox.com for sale

After extensive deliberations, we have decided to lower the price for the rox.com domain. We are pleased to announce that the domain can be yours for a mere $299,999.99. Not a penny less!

(All figures are in US dollars. Serious inquiries only.)

August 22nd, 2015:

Re-Upping Katrina

Moving video around the web has gotten a lot easier over the past decade. Studious types may remember that YouTube launched the same year Katrina hit: 2005. In remembrance of the ten year anniversary, we've re-upped the three episodes of our "Katrina trilogy" in full quality.

Anyhow the three episodes are ROX #93, ROX #94, and ROX #95. Watch 'em all in full resolution thanks to the hosting services of Vimeo.

For your viewing convenience, here are direct links to the respective media pages: After the Levees Failed, Hangover Cures, and Fifteen Months of Katrina

January 12th, 2015:

Who to Blame for This Clagnificent Fustermuck

ROX #98 is our first venture into the heady world of high-definition, yet curiously it features a buttload of low-resolution videos. That wasn't the plan, it just happened. These videos were submitted by viewers and accumulated from various sources over the past decade, and as such the episode serves to document the rapid evolution of mobile video devices in that time period.

A host of cameras are operated here by J&B, Erik Brewer, Scott Brown, Paul Smedberg, Ed the Meat Poet, and Mike Whybark. The lowest resolution videos come from Jaylene, but the oldest footage comes from the late Richard Lawmaster. That shit was shot on film, yo.

We also got video from the mysterious M, keepin' it real in Humboldt County, who also supplied artwork, poetry, and music.

The bulk of our soundtrack comes largely once again from Paper Champion, in the form of three numbers: “Something,” “Lucky 13” and “Disco.” Without the musical nudge, this episode might never have been completed. There are also unauthorized samples from RATM, Spirit, and of course Operation: Cliff Clavin, but you'll have to listen carefully to catch that last cuz it's faster than the speed of punk. All these fall under fair use, or so our pricey corporate lawyers advise us.

There's also an excerpt from a live performance of “Check the Playground” by the always sporting Kid Kazooey and the Ballroom Roustabouts. In their defense, I want to point out that they knew absolutely nothing about this absurd production. I hope they're cool with it.

Special thanks are due Mr. G, the Outlaw Tesla-K, Adil, Erica, the Packet Sniffers, Brian Jones, Rabbit Hatch, the Louisiana Secretary of State, M.A.D., the roxlyst, and Vivian Perez for bravely sampling the Homebuyer's Sunset.

January 11th, 2015:

Homebuyer's Sunset

Ingredients

1 maraschino cherry 
2 ice cubes
fill martini glass with chilled vodka
splash of grenadine
splash of mango liqueur

PO-TA-BLE

August 6th, 2014:

Beer, Beer, Brings Great Cheer

Back in the day, we didn't really like mixed drinks. It was just a routine, a concept for our little TV show. When the cameras were off, we preferred beer, if we drank at all.

But, being naive kids, we didn't really know jack about beer, or anything else for that matter. So we invited our friend Russ to school us and our viewers in an episode dedicated entirely to beer.

(Just a few weeks before, we'd been set to do a show about homebrewing with Russ, but J dropped the camera from his motorcycle on the way...)

You have to give Russ credit. He did his best. He suffered through our tomfoolery with considerable grace, and made a game effort to explain the finer points of our favorite beverage.

Besides the pathetically bad lighting up there in the attic, this show is marred by some sort of rolling horizontal glitch in the video.

The weird transitions in this program seem sort of random at first — video games and noise — but then they turn into scenes from the bowling alley. You might think this was a clever juxtaposition on my part. After all, what goes better with beer than bowling? However, I assure you that this was a complete coincidence. The transitional material was entirely random. It was simply what we had on hand, the stuff we'd videotaped that week.

You can't really tell, but I was so stoned at the end of this episode that I felt ill. Don't do drugs, kids; it's not worth it.
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Meditation
Open your mind and who knows what might happen.

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J&B offer a libation to whatever gods there be.

Season One, Disc 10
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We talked with Noam Chomsky about propaganda, the media, welfare reform, health care, war, crime, capitalism and mixed drinks.

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