Proclaim July 7 as National ROX Day
  • Petitioned Mayor Mark Kruzan

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Mayor Mark Kruzan

Proclaim July 7 as National ROX Day

    1. Bart Everson
    2. Petition by

      Bart Everson

      New Orleans, LA

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July 2013

Victory

From Petition Creator: Thanks to all who signed our petition. We are happy to report success: Mark Kruzan, Mayor of Bloomington, proclaimed July 7 as National ROX Day. Keep your eyes open for our next petition to the governor of Indiana. Expect an uphill battle for this one.

In the summer of 1992, one of the most celebrated cable access shows of all time was born in a basement in Bloomington, Indiana. Billed as a “mixed-drink cooking show” and hosted by Bartender J (Joe Nickell) and Editor B (BartEverson), the low-tech, no-budget series known as ROX would later go on to be lauded as “the best TV show in America” (Wired) and “the first TV show in cyberspace” (Time).

On July 7 of 2013, ROX finally turns 21 — the legal drinking age in Indiana and most if not all of the rest of the country. Ironically, neither of the show's founders drink anymore. (Not much, anyway.) But that shouldn't stop the people of Bloomington from having a good time.

Therefore we urge Mayor Mark Kruzan to defy all protocols of discretion and good taste to proclaim July 7 as National ROX Day.

To:
Mayor Mark Kruzan
Proclaim July 7 as National ROX Day

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • robert moore BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      J&B ROCK WATCH THEM EVERY TIME I GET A CHANCE... B-TOWN LEGENDS

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    • Rick Van Kooten BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      This show started almost at the same time that we moved to Bloomington. Its irreverence and sheer hilarity made us feel at home...

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    • louis capwell INDIANA, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I moved to IU in 2002. BCATS was something I didn't understand, but watched all the time with my limited cable package. This show, this magical, inexplicable show, made me laugh hysterically and made my first lonely year in Bloomington that much better. Do it, Mayor Kruzan.

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    • Jeannette Smedberg BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      ROX was a first -- and it started right here in Bloomington! That's significant, and should be acknowledged. What better way than on its 21st birthday.

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    • Alice Wolfson BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      Many of the reasons posted by others echo my sentiments. I'd also like to add that I like to see media by the people for the people!

      Alice Wolfson

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