Duuuuuuuude. Whatever you’re doing the evening of Feb. 12, cancel it. We’ve all got plans now. Our friend Fox Elipsus (aka Fox Sanger, Fox Reedy, Fox Roeding, etc) is coming to Fresno. For real, guys.
He’s playing a free 7 p.m. show at Borders at River Park. I have to be there, because I really want to see the part where he says, “Hi. I’m Fox Elipsus, but you know me on Facebook as …” and then lists 647 different names. That alone is worth the price of admission.
Yes, yes, I jest about all this. I’m no fan of the Fraudulent Mr. Fox and his spammy Facebook ways, which I documented on The Beehive back in December. Since then, I haven’t gotten any new friend requests from his army of aliases, but my wife has. Judging from the comments on our original post, it’s pretty apparent that Fox is bugging people around the country too.
But that doesn’t stop him from playing the sympathy card to get people out to his show. From his Facebook invite:
Please click “invite people to come”, then select all your friends, then “send invitations” so you can share the exciting news about this free show in your area! Fox travels far, always by road, often sleeps in his car, and performs for free, so that the tour can keep going. So it means a lot to him when lots of locals come to see his free shows. Some cities and areas are amazingly supportive! Will Fresno be one of them? We will find out on the 12th! Come, and bring friends!
It got me thinking. We SHOULD go to his show. And we should print out the Facebook terms of service, highlight all the parts he’s violated, put them on signs and protest this dude’s spammy ways. We could make signs that say “Your Social Media Strategy Sucks,” “Friend Request Ignored” and “No, Fox, I won’t be your friend” signs. Who’s with me?