Episode Number: 4
Production Date: July 1st, 1992
Running Time: 26:00
This is surely, or at least hopefully, the worst episode in the entire series of J&B on the Rox. It is worth watching only so that you can feel better about yourself: That you know deep in your heart that you could do better, even if you were drunk.
One of the primary culprits in this travesty of videography was the fact that we attempted to tech-up, using lavalier mics instead of the camera's built-in mic. Trouble was, we kept forgetting to pin those mics on our chests, leading to long segments of video that did not make the cut due to technical difficulties. What was left is technically okay, at least by the standards of that time given our resources. But content-wise, it's astonishingly empty.
This episode does boast an array of guests, which is a good thing. It boasts an array of topics, which in this case is a bad thing, since we barely brush the surface of the topics we... [More...]
The lighting in the first 3 episodes is excessively bright and the colors are washed out. The first thing you notice in this episode (before they even start speaking) is that they've figured out something about the lighting. The colors actually have some saturation. It looks much better.
Tall Steve and MF make their first appearance here. MF is discussing the history of the punk movement (movement?) and TS shows us the number of ways he knows to characterize his height.
J&B rail against the disparate levels of poverty, showing a table illustrating the decline in income among the lower classes and a wild increase in income among the higher classes. Kris McIlwaine explains how a plain averaging of the whole population would be misleading because the distribution is skewed to the right. Be still my beating heart. What she's referring to is the tendency to take an average... [More...]