Comments on: I hope there are some bulls on his “death panel” http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/ News, but not the serious kind Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:56:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: INA http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-383396 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 05:18:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-383396 well, i think the bull would like to die in arena face to face with his murder than being killed in burger or meat factory..

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By: Robert Basler http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-376744 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:26:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-376744 I don’t see as many parallels between the matador and the bull as you seem to. The matador volunteers to be there – the bull does not. If the matador is about to be killed, armies of assistants rush to rescue him – that isn’t true of the bull.

Plus, Hemingway was a silly boob who wouldn’t have recognized honor if it bit him on his fat belly.

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By: Isabella http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-376740 Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:14:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-376740 Bullfighting is seen as a ritual and an integral part of Spanish culture. Ernest Hemingway said of it in his 1932 non-fiction book Death in the Afternoon: “Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honour.”
The bull is not viewed as a sacrificial victim — it is instead seen by the audience as a worthy adversary, deserving of respect in its own right.
And a bullfighter is not so much an athletic sport as a the demonstration of style, technique and courage by its participants.
We should respect Evans instead of making fun of him. He shows skill and courage. We don’t know anything about him and making fun of him (in a blog, no less, that he will never even read) is unproductive and impolite.

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By: Barbara Smolinski http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-375988 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:06:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-375988 Hopefully this OLD Fool and animal killer will be killed by a bull who will be allowed to live out his natural life as nature intended.

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By: Saskia Oskam http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-375702 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:05:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-375702 Oh, how I love this sarcastic article! Well done. Unfortunately, this ‘bullfighter’ gets a lot of positive media attention in Great Britain, because he is such a curious ‘figurine’. I hereby ask all tourists to NEVER visit a bullfight, because with your money, you maintain this bloody industry. Thanks!

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By: gwmc http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-374324 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 03:17:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-374324 Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor would not be amused.

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By: AllThatJazz http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-374317 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:55:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-374317 Dateline: Spain. Owing to the dearth of young bulls due to their massacre in the bullfights, geriatric bulls are being asked to come “out of the pasture” and into the ring again. Just to make things equitable, geriatric bullfighters will be their opponents.

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By: Beth http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-374316 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:24:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-374316 Wow, is he a friend of Prince Charles? Check out the cool hat!

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By: Logrus http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2009/09/01/i-hope-there-are-some-bulls-on-his-death-panel/comment-page-1/#comment-374315 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:57:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/?p=29804#comment-374315 Are you sure his last name isn’t Favre?

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