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April 15, 2010


Blog Guy, the other day you explained that it’s perfectly okay to root for the bull at a bullfight. So what else can we do to help even the odds?

TAIWAN/I’m glad you asked. Check out this matador who was gored by a bull during a fight. He’s surrounded by his so-called “assistants.”

Do you think the poor bull  has any “assistants?” I mean, even though these four guys don’t look too bright, they’re better than nothing.

What do you propose, Blog Guy?

An equal number of animals assisting the bull.

bullfight seville 180Like maybe – and this is just off the top of my head – the bull gets to come into the ring flanked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a chimp trained to use a flame-thrower,  a hungry 50-foot python and, um, a Great White Shark who has some kind of on-land breathing equipment and a motorized skateboard. Who wouldn’t pay to see THAT?

But meanwhile, you know what I love about this photo? The look on that butthead assistant in green.

He’s like, “The bool is alive, and he is peesed! Amigos, I theenk I left zee headlights on in my car! I weel be right back!”

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Mexican matador Arturo Macias lies on the arena surrounded by his assistants after being gored by a bull during a bullfight in The Maestranza bull ring in Seville April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

A host talks in front of a Tyrannosaurus rex replica display during a media preview of the “Playing with Dinosaurs” exhibition in Taipei, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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YAY! Sometimes the bull wins!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

…and spotted in the audience were these two Australian women.
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/sli deshow?articleId=USRTR2C45U#a=11

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Do the matadors actually pick the colors out themselves or are they sponsored by different flavors of Kool-Aid?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Also, dontcha wanna Fanta? Dontcha wanna wanna Fanta?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

It’s time to narfle the garthok.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Apparently pink socks and ballet flats are part of the dress code. They’re pretty much ASKING for a goring with that ensemble…

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

Good that the bull showed him who’s the ultimate boss in the game :)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I dont know if anyone has noticed, but the guy in green has some BUTT…. :P.. Though his expression says he is Mr.Scaredy… his butt…. 😀

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Bill, spot on!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

All right. I saw a video of this. In the stands is a man who looks remarkably like Baz, and he keeps yelling (in English) “SLAP him in the faaaacce!”

C’mon, Baz. Own up! Own up!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

If a matador went up against a T-Rex I would still root for the T-Rex.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I can’t decide which is better; the flame throwing chimp or the shark on a skateboard. Either way, can we get it recognised in time for the next Olympics ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

As if My Little Ponies needed the Transformers help. They do after all have pictures of rainbows and flowers and butterflies stamped on their asses. How much more badass can it get??

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’m never gonna live that down am I?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Awww Unca, you’ve made my day!



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[…] È come, "Il bool è vivo, ed è peesed! Amigos, io ho lasciato i fari theenk zee nella mia macchina, io weel Torno subito!" URL articolo originale http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/04/15/i-theenk-my-wife-she-is-calling -me/ […]

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