Episode Number: 2
Production Date: June 13th, 1992
Running Time: 41:18
This episode begins with a correction of sorts. How appropriate, that the first episode of ROX contained an error. How strange, that we would bother correcting it.
Were we thinking that people were checking us against the AP style manual and the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Bartender's Black Book? Apparently so. Self-fascination has never been in short supply whenever B and I took stage in front of a vid-cam lens.
This episode of ROX was one of the last pre-planned episodes in the entire series. Not pre-planned in the sense that it was scripted, exactly. Rather, we tried to follow an outline of discussion topics which I, J, sketched out in advance.
However, it's still pretty much improvised.
That's my excuse for the line in which I make reference to looking like a “fuckin' fairy.” It was a mistake, an eggregious error resulting from failed irony. Back then, I had this... [More...]
An unbelievable 40 minutes.
Really, it's unbelievable that this show is 40+ minutes long. Apparently B learned that less is more only with practice.
B thinks Yukon Jack sucks wet farts out of dead pigeons (I'm paraphrasing here), while J sucks his concoctions right down. We get to hear accounts of their first sexual experiences. This is probably when XY started thinking, “I've gotta get me some of that” from afar.
And I have no idea what's going to happen to the egg. I also have no idea what they put in that condom. I can only hope it was mayonaise or sour cream or salad dressing of some kind. They did look pretty drunk, so you just don't know.
B also initiates a layman's discussion of chaos theory. This is precisely the kind of drunken bullshitting that you would expect from geeks. Except B has prepared a visual aid. Indeed, much like meals on... [More...]