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(Local6)   Video of Dick the Sick Goldfish in sling and what happens when Dick falls out of it (with pics, video)   ( divider line
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11596 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Apr 2003 at 5:50 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-28 12:48:15 PM  
He'd probably get better if they'd quit pissing in the tank when they get drunk.
2003-04-28 12:52:40 PM  
Ick. I hate that singsong "newsy" dialect that television broadcasters use.
2003-04-28 05:54:19 PM  
2003-04-28 05:55:36 PM  
Aw c''s a nice little story. Better this than perverts, criminals and dumbasses.
2003-04-28 05:57:38 PM  
Poor little sickie :D Couldn't they have pitched in to give him a nicer tank though. And maybe a friend.
2003-04-28 05:57:48 PM  
Is there just not enough news going on in the world? Great that they have to make up a sling for it, but come on! Sometimes you do have to give those liitle guys thier proper burial at sea. This one looks like it is over due.
2003-04-28 05:58:23 PM  
I find the paralyzed dogs with the little sulky training wheels thingy much more entertaining.
2003-04-28 05:58:44 PM  
a 17 year old goldfish! wtf?
2003-04-28 06:02:18 PM  
When contacted for comment, Dick said:

"You sick tree-hugging twits, why can't you just take the friggin' hint and let me die?"
2003-04-28 06:09:19 PM  
ya know .... i think i might have a little trouble with my appetite if i were at a diner with a 17 year old SICK goldfish TRYing to not float .

/waitress ? when your threw fixing the fish sling could you sling some grub my way ??
2003-04-28 06:10:40 PM  
wow. that video was really disappointing.
2003-04-28 06:10:50 PM  
C'mere Dick! I got a toilet bowl with your name on it . . .
2003-04-28 06:11:00 PM  
Holy Jebus - did anyone else see the other video choices on the bottom of the player?

"Knee-high cat feces found in home"

Dammit.. there's no way in hell i'm watching that video.
2003-04-28 06:12:07 PM  
Why didn't this get a weeners tag?
2003-04-28 06:12:07 PM  
People in Scotia, NY apparently have way to much time on their hands.

If he's hanging out at a diner, chances are he's been eating to much french toast, hold the powdered sugur... served by some greasy gross guy with sugar in his pants...

Because of that movie, I will never eat French Toast at a restaurant. EVER. (or is it freedom toast now?)
2003-04-28 06:15:36 PM  
Are farkers serious, or are they just weird?
2003-04-28 06:16:10 PM  
Go sushi go!
2003-04-28 06:19:50 PM  
My Bob! I hope fish don't get bored! Cause that would be one bored fish after 17 years!
2003-04-28 06:22:16 PM  
Messy: Both

Most try to entertain the masses. Some like to start flame wars. Some come for the boobies. Most are sitting at a boring job and Fark all day long.
2003-04-28 06:22:41 PM  
It looks like he is missing an eye as well.
2003-04-28 06:23:08 PM  
Hey, Shemp....I watched the cat feces video, but they never showed any actual poo. Instead they interviewed a neighbor who complained about the gut-rotting stench, but Animal Control says as long as the cats are fed and aren't running free, people are allowed to have all the cat poo they want in their own home. Just don't try to smoke it or they'll try to make that illegal, too.
2003-04-28 06:23:09 PM  
Schenectady county, YEEEESH!
2003-04-28 06:26:31 PM  
that is huge for a gold fish
2003-04-28 06:33:10 PM  
"Most are sitting at a boring job and Fark all day long."

Amen Rendrago!
2003-04-28 06:40:14 PM  
That fish is a farking monstrosity, and an affront to all that is decent and holy.
2003-04-28 06:48:11 PM  
Imagine the trailin' fish poo that thing could drag around while people eat their noodle soup...
2003-04-28 06:50:39 PM  
FYI: The knee high kitty poo video Shemp Mo-Din mentioned isn't working.
2003-04-28 06:55:07 PM  
feed the fish to the cat?
2003-04-28 06:56:42 PM  
Goldfish get as big as thier tank is if you feed them a lot.

I used to work at a pet shop.

17 years is not long for a goldfish, most assume they arent long lived because thier experience with them is the ones they had in the bowl as a kid. Some can live 50+ if properly cared for.
2003-04-28 06:58:31 PM  
It looked like all the fish wanted to do was get out of that stupid contraption. I'm with DeanMoriarty on this one... let the fish die!
2003-04-28 07:00:33 PM  
It's pretty sad that story was broadcasted on TV.

Well, it looks like even fish get their 15 minutes.
2003-04-28 07:05:55 PM  
What's this have to do with monkeys? Umm, it's illegal to use a goldfish for bait if you're bass fishing.

/got nothing
2003-04-28 07:10:19 PM  
anyone see the other video at the bottom that announces the death of Ozzy the osprey who was hit with the baseball?

anyone else find that mildly amusing? :)

/going to hell
2003-04-28 07:11:55 PM  
Bladder infection and they feed him peas, Ironic?
2003-04-28 07:21:39 PM  
just kill it... sheesh... I'd ask for the same treatment. If my bladder got so infected that I couldn't walk, I think I'd rather be slain.
2003-04-28 07:22:31 PM  
What kind of freak does something like this. Put the poor fish out of it's misery, put him in a baggie, stick him in the freezer.
2003-04-28 07:28:43 PM  
The thing is, it's not a bladder infection like humans get; it's a an infection of the swim bladder (an organ we don't have, obviously) that makes it hard for him to swim but isn't life-threatening or painful. A lot of "fancy" goldfish are prone to this because they're so round that the swim-bladder gets kind of compressed, especially if the fish is constipated (hence the diet of raw, fiber-rich peas).

And yeah, average age for a goldfish in nature (or a big enough tank with proper filtration) is about twenty-five years, and they get to be about a foot and a half long, or in the "fancy" varieties (like Dick) maybe nine or ten inches.

/goldfish nerd
2003-04-28 07:34:07 PM  
I think the poor ol' fish needs this kind of help:

[image from too old to be available]

Mmmmmmm, that's Great carp.
2003-04-28 07:36:33 PM  
more on the swim bladder thing: It works basically the same way floaties do for toddlers learning to swim, or the way a submarine dives and rises.
2003-04-28 07:38:47 PM  
quite a dilemma ...

I agree with ACIDPINK there should be a certain respect for quality of life (even for a goldfish. not for spiders. hell no. but maybe a goldfish.)

but if as Infinitywaltz points out, it's not all that bad ...

</pondering the meaning of life>
2003-04-28 07:40:54 PM  
I was aware we had computer nerds, and star wars nerds, and music nerds among us, but I never guess we had goldfish nerds here. Wacky bastards.
2003-04-28 07:44:37 PM  
I resemble that remark!
2003-04-28 07:45:09 PM  
molotov cocktails on a playground? kill me now before it gets any worse.
2003-04-28 07:45:14 PM  
I wonder if PETA would be for or against this?
2003-04-28 08:04:08 PM  
Wow, the wonders of mondern medicine. Cancer and aids look out!!!
2003-04-28 08:13:33 PM  
i don't want see a video of dick slipping out....
2003-04-28 08:21:25 PM  
Well when you put it that way I do want to see a video of dick slipping out.
2003-04-28 08:46:35 PM  
they copied off of some other lady i saw on the animal planet that made a sling for her sick fish. that was a long time ago too
2003-04-28 08:55:03 PM  
Let the poor fish die. Good god.
2003-04-28 08:56:06 PM  
P.S. Who gives a shiat what PETA thinks.
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