Getting bored with getting gored?
Blog Guy, I was surprised to find that Pamplona Running of the Bulls thing started several days ago. Usually you dump all over it in your blog. Don’t you care about animals anymore?
I do care very much, but from the coverage I’ve seen this year, I’m cautiously hopeful that some improvements have been made. For example, it looks like they are using fake bulls on wheels, instead of being needlessly cruel to real animals.
I had no idea! What else?
I was also happy to find pictures of runners waiting in long lines before they get to run.
In past years it was like, “Twenty bulls, no waiting!” Now, with the lines, it’s more like going to the DMV to get plates, and it’s bound to discourage some idiots.
I mean, how long would YOU wait just to get trampled and gored? Pretty soon, people will be like, “I waited four hours and then they ran out of bulls! I’m just gonna see if this blond chick wants to get drunk and make out.”
So things are really getting better over there, huh?
No, I was just riffing on a couple of random photos. Sadly, Spain is still Spain.
A child is chased by a toy bull during festivities at the bullring in Pamplona on the eighth day of San Fermin festival July 13, 2010. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu
Runners wait at the town hall before the eighth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 13, 2010. Three people were hospitalized following a run that lasted two minutes and 14 seconds, according to local news sources. REUTERS/Vincent West