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August 13, 2009

Blog Guy, thanks for continuing to explain the majestic traditions of bullfighting. What’s the last thing that happens before the bullfighter enters the ring?

As you can see, “El Snapadoro” takes an official photo in case there’s a hole the size of a toilet seat going through him after the fight. Smile, Mr. Personality!

I see. And then after the fight, the bullfighters strut triumphantly around the ring, eh?

No. See, if the bull gets back up again, these dudes don’t want him to spot them, so they climb on the shoulders of Los Piggybackadoros Expendables for a ride.

That doesn’t seem too dignified to me.

Hold on. These guys just dressed up in beanbag hats, pink stockings and Lucky Charms suits to torture a poor animal to death, and NOW you’re worried about their dignity?

Well, when you put it that way….

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Above: Man takes a picture with Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas before a bullfight in Gijon August 12, 2009.

Right: Tomas (R) and Cesar Jimenez celebrate after the bullfight.

REUTERS photo by Eloy Alonso

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They need an official photo so the plastic surgeon knows how to make the replacement parts (nose,lips,ears,etc.).

Posted by some (gruesome) guy | Report as abusive

So here we have a couple of guys, riding a couple of other guys before going into a ring where they hope to avoid the horns of a bull while provoking it with a red sheet. They ultimately hope to impale said bull with sword and spear, after which they will cut off the bull’s ear.Could you remind me again why Americans are obsessed with baseball?

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

Those Piggybackadoros Expendables better hope that there wasn’t a close call with the bull that caused an Evacuado el Colon before their passenger climbed aboard.

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

I thought the same thing, but it turns out Los Crapadoros clean them up before the piggyback ride.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

Then I reckon that being one of the Crapadoros must come close second on the worst jobs list. I think you have to revise your list, Robert!

Posted by M | Report as abusive