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(Excite)   "Americanized" goldfish overeats itself to the size of a housecat   (news.excite.com) divider line 41
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2002-01-22 01:00:44 PM  
The fish can then be fried in its own self-produced fat. Or will sue the goldfish food company for obesity. Or go into therapy for having an oral complex.
 
2002-01-22 01:07:05 PM  
Tastes like chicken
 
2002-01-22 01:07:24 PM  
Do you see what introducing a free market to China has done? Do you see? I hope you're happy. THose horrible capitalist fish farmers have subjugated the goldfish, and torture and abuse it to serve their own needs. This is just awful.
 
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2002-01-22 01:11:04 PM  
Now that's America! Errr.. I mean, as long as I can get that goldfish deepfried with 12 strips of bacon and 4 slices of American flavored cheese product with a 2 liter of coke and super-super sized fries, to go.
 
2002-01-22 01:11:15 PM  
said Louis, who preferred not to give away the secrets of Bruce's diet nor exercise regime.

Uh, fish exercise? Don't fish swim around all day?
 
2002-01-22 01:11:52 PM  
once these fish hit maximum density, they will explode like Terry Jones in "The Meaning of Life"

come home to that, you farking fish farmers
 
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2002-01-22 01:13:39 PM  
on the otherhand, Chinese women are getting "Americanized" boobs....
i'll take it.
 
2002-01-22 01:14:55 PM  
Fb-: Sounds good. I'll take two.
 
2002-01-22 01:15:38 PM  
They tried to French-ize the fish:
But the farmers found that the new fish whined about the Americanized fish. They would just lay around and make bad art movies. They smelled so bad that many of the Chinese farmers mistakenly thought they were dead.
 
2002-01-22 01:15:52 PM  
I am sure there is a medical condition for this goldfish being so fat ;)
 
2002-01-22 01:18:56 PM  
I gotta see a picture of this! Anyone?
 
2002-01-22 01:30:55 PM  
Americanized huh??? I can hear the Texans now.
 
2002-01-22 01:33:06 PM  
So when is this fish going to sue for being too fat?
 
2002-01-22 01:34:07 PM  
pictures please
 
2002-01-22 01:41:23 PM  
there are definitely, unquestionably, undoubtedly, people with way too much time on their hands.

feh.

i wonder if there's a record for the fattest ego.... there's a few people here that'd definitely be contenders...
*chuckles*

chicken, tastes like.
 
2002-01-22 01:43:01 PM  
to clarify, "here" meaning fark, not "here" meaning this thread. (before all the people that have posted here tear me a new a55h0le)
 
2002-01-22 01:51:42 PM  
poor fishy.
 
2002-01-22 01:53:15 PM  
can anyone get pictures?
any Hong Kong farkers here?
 
2002-01-22 01:54:16 PM  
Where's the Incredible Mr. Limpett photo's
 
2002-01-22 02:02:36 PM  
did a GIS for "biggest goldfish" & this is what I got . .
[image from hphoward.demon.co.uk too old to be available]
 
2002-01-22 02:11:50 PM  
"Every fish owner dreams of having the biggest fish"

Man that's sad...
 
2002-01-22 02:14:31 PM  
You know, this article does nothing without a picture.
 
2002-01-22 02:31:23 PM  
"You know, this article does nothing without a picture."

The article could be complete bullshiat without a picture.
*snif*
 
2002-01-22 02:54:15 PM  
Carp can get to 6 feet long. Maybe longer. A 2-foot koi is a pipsqueak. Call me when they outweigh bluefin tuna (1,500 lbs and up)...

Man. I'm craving a filet-o-fish.
 
2002-01-22 03:03:59 PM  
It doesn't sound like this fish is overweight, they mentioned exercise in their treatment and were discussing length as the main measurement. It sounds like this is more like the Andre the giant of goldfish, absolutely huge but not just fat.
 
2002-01-22 03:08:08 PM  
Ok since we are talking stereotypes here ie "fat americans". The article should have read at the end.
"and since he is in China, after the reporter left bruce the fat goldfish was promptly killed along with some kittens and babies and fried up with some noodles."
 
2002-01-22 03:08:19 PM  
they must have bitty peepee's if they have to resort to breeding big fish
 
2002-01-22 03:09:32 PM  
[image from octanecreative.com too old to be available]
 
2002-01-22 03:10:56 PM  
[image from artsanddesignsjapan.com too old to be available]
 
2002-01-22 03:14:32 PM  
-"Behind every successful new breed is five or six failures," said Louis as he held up the black and white Ranchu -- a variety of goldfish without dorsal fins.-

That's gotta be bad for a fish's self esteem. That's like getting your overweight son by the scruff of his neck and telling him he will never amount to anything. Poor Ranchu.
 
2002-01-22 03:17:08 PM  
no pic= not worth posting.
 
2002-01-22 03:18:11 PM  
Anyone else notice the breeder's name is Jackie Chan?
 
2002-01-22 03:30:10 PM  
And the fish's name is Bruce...ie Bruce Lee. How original.
 
2002-01-22 03:35:47 PM  
Tell that fish to take Chinese herbs, do Tai Qi and eat sensibly.
 
2002-01-22 03:36:44 PM  
Agreed, a follow up with a picture would be awesome.
 
2002-01-22 04:27:54 PM  
Damn! No pic?!
 
2002-01-22 05:36:58 PM  
Giant Ranchu are reeeeely ugly fish.

http://www.petsforum.com/aquageo/Posters/images/E15385.JPG
 
2002-01-22 05:50:11 PM  
Well, I was ready for a picture of it... But no dice.
 
2002-01-22 05:51:34 PM  
" . . /Posters/images/ . ."

Duh! Hello?
I'm not leet enough to link it. But it's a picture.
 
2002-01-22 08:04:40 PM  
 
2002-01-22 08:09:01 PM  
[image from cordery.freeserve.co.uk too old to be available]
 
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