Brer Fox

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Brer Fox

sly trickster; outwits everyone. [Children’s Lit.: Uncle Remus]
See: Cunning
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What, then, do we make of the tenuous alliance between Judy and trickster fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), which features none of the hunter-hunted tension shown between Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Fox in Disney's shameful "Song of the South"?
"Only please, Br'er Fox, please don't fling me into the briar patch."
Br'er Fox takes the bait, of course, and learns that Br'er Rabbit isn't afraid o f the briar patch at all.
I soon realized that inventing a new image of ol' Br'er Fox was no more nor any less a challenge to my compositional and inventive capabilities than coming up with, say, a new image of Beatrice in Purgatorio or a new likeness for the Mad Hatter in Alice.
Br'er Fox, on the other hand, claims to have given up terrorizing chickens, even hired two of them as his bodyguards, the sly old coot.
Caught stealing from a garden by his archenemy Br'er Fox, he begs of his captor: "Do anything you want to me, but please, don't throw me in the briar patch!"
This convinces Br'er Fox that impaling the rabbit on myriad sharp thorns would be a more fitting (and more sadistically satisfying) punishment than merely tearing out his throat.
Don't ideas lie low in them, like Br'er Rabbit or Br'er Fox? Have you run through a minefield of them, hoping to trip on a wire or jumpstart a button to blow you skyhigh with a notion, a fancy or skullthump to knock your creative Right Side brain over into your Pachinko half-asleep Left?
By that time, d'Eon had begun to dress in women's clothes, only, he insisted, at the king's insistence, but since he continued to cross-dress when he was in exile in England, with no French king to make him do it, one is inclined to believe that he did protest too much, rather like Br'er Rabbit begging Br'er Fox not to throw him into his beloved briar patch.