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July 15, 2010

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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.

pamplona side 320I 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.

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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

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It only lasted two minutes and 14 seconds? Sounds like something else I’m all too familiar with.

Minds out of the gutter! That’s about how long it takes me to run the 440 nowadays.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Ahhh… that chico behind the blond is nice!!!!! Cute smile… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

The 440. Yeah, I am sure that is what I thought. Why, just the thought of the 440 made me smile:)

Isn’t that the new training tool for sadistic personal trainers?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

That’s what you think, Spin. Even if they win, they lose. I refer you to this post from last year…
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 09/07/13/goring-goring-gone/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

@Dave_not_dave, you’re dating yourself by referring to the 440 as they haven’t contested that event in years. It’s all about the SI units now! :-)

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive
 

The expression used to be “living your life a 1/4 mile at a time.” Or in the military we used to say: “Live your life 10,000 feet at a time.” Both seem appropriate here.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Oops. I meant the 400 meter, yeah, that’s it.

Is anyone else curious why they are wearing white? Reference my post the other day, and considering what they are about to do, I would think they would wear brown pants.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, BG, you never miss an opportunity to poke a little fun at the Spaniards and their bulls. You might say you’re bullish on those photos.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive
 

Women toured
while the bulls poured
the blood of the hoard
but then were poked by a sword.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive
 

Very nice lines, Mama.

Dave is dating himself? Does that mean he wears a macho blue dress when he irons like ifly?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Who knew bulls were good at unicycling.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive
 

“No bull. Join the Oddly Enough blog network.”

I wonder who gets to run behind the bulls? Be careful where you step! ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

It appears that Shra’s chico with the cute smile is fondling the blonde chica.

What happens in Pamplona stays in Pamplona.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Shra’s chico is fondling the blonde chica? That’s cheeky!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Billl, he is soooo not… i know its trick photography!
Its all a part of the White (Hat?) Conspiracy!!!
My chico wont do that to me!! Would he??

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Unless I want his hands, he better keep them to himself… and not on any other chica…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

That’s not you in the red top is it, Shra?

We cannot see his right hand.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

She isnt bad, Bill… yes, that could be me.. in another life… thanks.. :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

We can only imagine what each other looks like, Shra.

I imagine you with nice shoes, and a Mona Lisa smile as you warm up your taser…..

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

That’s not Shra in the red top, Shra is way hotter.

Do they wear red sashes and vests and stuff to hide the gore marks?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

:D Thanks CG! :)
BG,you better tell us what you have done with E!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I believe E has also been chained to the plumbing in Robert’s basement. You know, we all know the drill when you oppose the White Hat Conspiracy…

Posted by justM | Report as abusive
 

Right, like I have plumbing!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

This should make you happy senor Blog Guy. Today, Catalonia passed a law banning bull fighting!
See the article here.

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