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February 18th, 2014:

Attack of the Dutchbots

Rox.com has been offline for most of the past week. We were shut down by our host because of an unwarranted consumption of resources which was destabilizing our shared server.

They seemed to feel the culprit was a gnarly database query coming from the scripts that power this site. This might seem plausible since said scripts were hand-coded by Editor B, who knows just enough to be dangerous. However, the query in question has been running ever since we moved to DreamHost five years ago, without incident.

Upon examining our access logs, it was evident that rox.com was getting a barrage of visits from a handful of IP addresses in the Netherlands. These were presumably some sort of bot, possibly malicious.

We blocked these IP addresses. The attack seems to have subsided. Perhaps the Dutch bots got bored.

Anyhow, rox.com is back online. Did you miss us?

December 27th, 2013:

Synopsis & Review by BB, April 2000

This synopsis and review of ROX #64 was submitted by a friend,
but it took thirteen years for us to get it on the site.

QUOTE
"Yeah, but you know, sometimes you have to be an asshole; you have
to go to an extreme in order to have any effect at all. That's the credo
by which I've lived my life, and it has served me well."--B

SYNOPSIS
J Begins by reading a letter from Joseph E. Mills III of Governor's
Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana. He is reacting to a previous episode,
“J & B Get Baked,” in which J and B do just that. Mills threatens to urge
local politicians to reexamine the franchise agreement with the TV cable
company and accuses J & B of “the overt promotion of anarchy.” Eric and
some local radicals explain their definitions of the term
“anarchy.” Meanwhile, Jenny is preparing to participate in Critical Mass,
an event in which bicyclists attempt to take over the streets. J
interviews Police Chief Steve Sharp, who says he will not bother the
bicyclists so long as they don't disrupt traffic (which is kind of the
point). Soon the event begins and police are arresting bicyclists left and
right. One particularly bad scuffle happens in front of the Sample Gates,
where cops force a couple to the ground and handcuff them. Yelling and
screaming ensue. The following day, the _Bloomington Herald-Times_ runs a
story with a headline that says something to the effect of "Bicyclists'
tactics rile police.“ J responds, ”There's a pro-police bias to this
newspaper. If you haven't caught that since living in this town, you need
to go back three spaces and, uh, turn in four dollars of your play
money." Later, the ROX cast and friends gather for a pumpkin-carving
party. Later still, “Rev. P.W. Bell” shows viewers how they can make a red
box, which is a device that fools pay phones into thinking you've already
put in money by making a certain electronic sound into the receiver.

REVIEW
This is one of my favorite episodes, for two reasons. First,
whenever this show gets something like police brutality (or other
authoritarian overreactions) on film, it metamorphoses from a cute
little show about mixed drinks into journalism. Second, I like the way the
whole show sticks to the theme of anarchy, showing what could
be considered an act of anarchy (Critical Mass), a drink inspired by an
anarchist/communist, and how to make your own anarchy (the red box).

July 7th, 2013:

Happy (Inter) National ROX Day

It's official. Mark Kruzan, mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, has proclaimed July 7 as National ROX Day. Thanks to all who signed our petition, and thanks especially to Council Member Steve Volan for his stalwart advocacy.

More to come. Much more. Right now we're too busy celebrating to explain but we'll have some video for you eventually.

June 15th, 2013:

Tussin Up

Knew about it for years. Didn't try it till after I got to Chicago. Bought a bottle at the grocery in Wicker Park. Drank it all on the the walk back home. Garnered some giggles from a couple of guys on the way, as they recognized the bottle I was tippin' up and knew where I was headin.' Spent the next 6 or 8 hours curled up in a ball of my room with my blankets as a man cave. Communicated only with our friend Liz via phone call to her office. Had to let someone know I was trippin' balls...“robitussin-psa”

June 3rd, 2013:

Tell Mayor Mark Kruzan to Proclaim July 7 as National ROX Day

We're on a crusade to get some recognition for ROX, and we need your help.

The basic idea is this: ROX will be 21 years old on July 7th, 2013. Therefore we're asking Mark Kruzan, the Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, to proclaim National ROX Day.

Please take a moment to sign the petition. We'll be glad you did.

Once we get the mayor on board, we'll be going after the governor. Stay tuned.

November 20th, 2012:

"A bit weathered by age."

The following commentary came in from one of Lee's co-workers:

“While Christy doesn't look a day older (at least on video), J&B, Volan, T, and the rest of the men look a bit weathered by age. Nice to see they're keeping it real like the rest of us.”

A bit weathered by age.” Dammit, I told our makeup director I wanted to look YOUTHFUL for this event.

My biggest regret is my hair. I brought this up at the pre-planning meeting, but no one took me seriously, and I end up on stage looking like I've had my head in a seatbelt all day. WTF?

Now that we've got the important stuff out of the way, let me also note that ROX #97 is the longest episode in the series, the first in widescreen format, and the first live stage performance.
Featured Content
Fresh ROX::
#97: ROX Season One DVD Release Party
Crusty ROX::
#23: Sunday Morning
Now in production::
#98: Clusterfuck
Recently added media:
Recent pix:
J Tube Tube
Getting self-reflexive.

Meditation
Open your mind and who knows what might happen.

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

Season One, Disc 10
This is what a ROX Season One DVD looks like: Good enough to drink.

Random pix:
We'll Do Anything
Misquoted again.

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