“In the Past, we had to make our own fun. Fortunately, television was eventually invented. ”
More on fox tossing here. The whole custom is just rather bizarre. The other animal was meant to be a small bear (not that you can tell), but wild cats and badgers were also available to the discerning fox tosser. For additional fun, you might dress up your fox as some sort of mythical monster.
So, TV? Maybe not nearly as much a scourge of civilisation as you’d think.