Hey Earl, watch ME avoid the bull!

March 24, 2008

bull-2-180.jpgWelcome to a feature we call “Euphemisms in the News.” The genuine photo caption here tells us “people try to avoid a bull which was set loose in the town center…as part of yearly celebrations…”

Um, do these folks not have access to the news? Doesn’t it seem a better way to avoid the bull would be to NOT come downtown that day?

You know, like take the bus to Barcelona instead. Or stay home and watch “Happy Days” reruns, or maybe join a group called “Citizens Against Releasing the Bull Downtown.” I don’t want to sound like Mr. Know-It-All, but I bet I could do a MUCH better job of avoiding that bull, year after year, than these people seem to be doing.

Related posts: “Let’s visit Spain and meet chicks!” and How to be a gentleman

bull-360.jpgPeople try to avoid a bull which was set loose in the town center of Vejer de la Frontera, southern Spain, as part of yearly “Toro Embolao” celebrations March 23, 2008. REUTERS/Anton Meres

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What is it with Spaniards and bulls? Don’t they sell Wii’s over there? Get a hobby that won’t poop on the street or stab you, already…

Posted by Dee T | Report as abusive

I don’t know; that guy in the red shirt looks like he’s doing a fine job of avoiding the bull.

Whether his head is going to avoid the pavement is another question entirely.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Some people just aren’t happy unless they are spoiling everyone else’s fun. Thanks a lot, Mr. Hall Monitor.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Avoiding the bull? In this job? For years and years? You gotta be… er… pulling my leg, Robert.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

My money is on the bull!

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive