Gored of the rings?
Blog Guy, thanks for keeping that information flowing about the proud tradition of bullfighting, even though I don’t think you like it very much.
I thought I was hiding my feelings pretty well.
So does the bullfighter interact with the crowd at all during the event?
You bet. Here you can see what is called El Winkador. It’s the matador’s way of saying, “I’m midway through torturing a poor animal to death, wink wink. Aren’t I cute?”
That sounds kind of foolhardy. What if El Winkador is badly timed?
Ah, then you may see El Goreador, as in this photo.
Gasp! That’s shocking!
Nah, if you add cartoon-style sound effects in your mind, it’s kind of entertaining.
Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas winks to the crowd during a bullfight in Malaga, Spain, August 20, 2009.
Colombian bullfighter Luis Bolivar is gored by a bull during bullfight in Malaga.
REUTERS photos by Jon Nazca