So the bulls really die laughing?

April 21, 2008

Hey, Blog Guy! I was wondering, in a real bullfight, what is it that gets the bull to attack the matador? I’m assuming it’s the red cape, right?

Well, that’s what some people think, but not me.

Have you ever looked at the faces these matadors make in the ring? If you were face to face with oneĀ and you had two big sharp horns with you, what would YOU do with them? I mean, it’s not even a close call!

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I think the pictures are missing the part where the bulls are striking them in the nether regions. :)

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

You seem to post a lot about matadors and high fashion models – both groups who dress like idiots. Here we see the dramatic contrast between them, though – matadors have extreme facial expressions, and fashion models have totally blank faces. What would happen if a model and a matador had a child together? I’m thinking about a ridiculously tall child who couldn’t get out of the way of the bull [tripping over his feet] but who dressed dramatically and with a sadly normal facial expression – TOTAL FEAR.

Posted by Dee T | Report as abusive

Who literally gives a toss for matadors? What about the beautiful, magnificent bulls that die to entertain a bloodthirsty crowd?People should be ashamed of themselves.

Posted by Mary | Report as abusive

I prefer the Provencal bullfights. No blades, nothing sharp but the bulls’ horns. The raceteur (what they call the toreador) wins by plucking a flower from the bull’s head. Seems fairer, I suppose.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

On a serious note: Fighting stock bulls are color blind! As a matter of fact, I think all cattle are color blind. Fighting stock, though gentle and noble in their herds, will attack anything that moves and seems to be a threat. Since they only distinguish certain shapes and contrasts of white and black, in an enclosure they can be easily aroused by any flashy movement- like that of a capote or muleta. Magenta and red appear dark in black and white and offer quite a lure in contrast to shades of white.

Posted by Jesus Escobedo | Report as abusive

Polygrip; so strong it’s endorsed by the Spanish Toreador Association.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Dudes! Try X-lax.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive