Goldfish Broth is not a weblog that, mannequin birds notwithstanding, flaps putatively amusing creatures in its’ readers faces and invites them to chortle, chuckle and waggle their eyebrows in an amusedly avuncular fashion. More than anything because the films in question have already thunked serially into in-boxes around the world anyway.
Nevertheless, here’s a moderately entertaining fox and his slightly bemused and somewhat less bouncy pal:
And I’ve ‘nevertheless-ed’ this footage not so much for the foxy caperings but more for the comments that appeared when it was lifted from YouTube and posted on a London newspaper’s website. Somebody called Jessica turned up in high dudgeon, it being her film, demanding credit, recognition, plaudits and who knows what. An Emmy, perhaps. Unlike most comments this did not degenerate into the usual hostilities. Read on:
Hello! I’d just like to let you know that you are posting MY video without asking me, the original owner!
I OWN this video, and I would really like some credit for it.
Please don’t make it get anymore annoying than this!
Posted by: Jessica | February 11, 2009 at 06:28 AM
If a video is posted on youtube I think the issue of credit is negated – but if you insist – Well done!
Posted by: Paul | February 11, 2009 at 09:39 AM
Have you for one second took into consideration the foxes being credited for this video.
Posted by: Jack Richardson | February 11, 2009 at 09:58 AM
I agree with Jack, for once the fox has done something positive for human beings instead of butchering chickens and raping our rubbish, why not let them take the credit?
P.S did you get the foxes consent before postings this?
Posted by: Frankie | February 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM
Hey those are MY foxes (Graham and Simon), you had no right to steal them and force them to perform for you in your sick video. I want them back now! Who knows what other videos you have forced them to act in.
Posted by: Gobbleguts McWobbleboots | February 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM
The foxes have been on the phone. They’ve heard about the video and they’re pissed. Really f**cking pissed.
Posted by: Bell | February 11, 2009 at 10:41 AM
I find it extremely disrespectful that you recorded myself and my wife testing out the Trampoline.
We were curious as to why this object makes young kids go so high? IS that a crime? Did curiousity kill the Fox?
Would you appreciate me filming you taking a sh*t whilst your boyfriend is in the shower? I think not somehow?
I have hired a private investigator to locate your boyfriends house so we can knock down both your bins and shit on your driveway.
I think an apology would be satisfactory and i look forward to your response.
Sir John Fox (knighted 2001)
Posted by: Mr John Fox | February 11, 2009 at 10:49 AM
I represent a animal rights guerrilla movement activist group.
The may concerns regarding this video is that at any point no attempt was made to black out the foxes faces.
Posted by: Ernest Mcflannigan | February 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM
I would like to apologise to Sir John Fox for this degrading video.
We are the manufacturers of this new state of the art Trampoline. 1,000 of our products (including this particular product) have been recalled as people (and foxes) do not bounce back up (as shown in the video containing Sir John Fox).
I apologise to John Fox for this error and hope he can continue to live his life without this video haunting him.
We will replace the Trampoline within 4 weeks
Posted by: Nicky | February 11, 2009 at 11:10 AM
To be fair, Jessica, I don’t think there’s much chance of this getting more annoying than it already is.
Posted by: The Ridiculant | February 11, 2009 at 11:12 AM
Don’t let this lot get to you. If people took the time to look really, really closely at the clip (top right, beyond the Trampoline), there are two snails on the grass doing something really interesting which you should also get credit for.
I also thought I saw a moth do a ‘loop the loop’ as well but couldn’t be sure.
Posted by: Martin | February 11, 2009 at 11:16 AM
I work for TROLL (Trampoliner’s Rights of Leftist London) and am outraged to see foxes taking work away from real professional trampoliners. What’s next? CGI monkeys bouncing merrily away? Coloured balls being dropped from a helicopter to ricochet in all directions? I am disgusted at this catcrap.
Posted by: Roger Mungbeak | February 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM
As a health and safety officer I am concerned to see that there is no protective netting around the facility that would mitigate the risk of a potential injurious event to the foxes. Also, if I am not very much mistaken, the instruction manual for this particular model of trampoline, the Ultrabounce 1170GX, if I am not very much mistaken, stipulates in paragraph 12, clause 3.1, that “a maximum of one fox or dog or squirrel is permitted to bounce on the apparatus at any one time.” Failure to comply with this is in my view a potentially actionable offence.
Posted by: Hamish | February 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM
As a worker for PETA, Photographing Ethical Trampolining Association I am horrified that the “owner” of this video does not offer proof that the subjects knew they were being filmed, or had signed suitable disclaimers or were indeed adults.
This sort of reprehensible spying on what could be under age foxes is highly unethical. We shall be following this up with the appropriate local authorities.
One can only hope that these poor innocents are not scarred for life by the predatory actions of this illicit film. I simply don’t understand the minds of people that do this. They should be locked up.
Posted by: PETA activist | February 11, 2009 at 02:37 PM
I think it’s very brave of young Jessica to stand up and be counted. If the Labour government go ahead with their plans to ban fox trampolining, many rural jobs will be lost, and packs of trampoline hounds will have to be destroyed. Well done Jessica, the fox trampolining community of Great Britain thanks you for increasing the public’s awareness of what is not just a sport, but a great British tradition.
Posted by: Lord Frothington-Smythe | February 11, 2009 at 03:14 PM
I’ve had it with these mother****ing foxes on this mother****ing trampoline.
Posted by: Samuel L Jackson | February 11, 2009 at 03:18 PM
OK, so this was a lazy post; a stopgap, if you will. But if anybody can tell me what evolutionary advantage there is a for a springier fox, I’ll finally and gladly post my Darwin anniversary piece.
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