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Zombie nun scares poor little doggie!



Blog Guy, you went too far in your blog a couple of weeks ago when you implied that people in Spain aren’t happy unless they are “killing, maiming, torturing or frightening poor animals.”

Let me get this straight. You had to go back two whole weeks to catch me going too far? I must be slipping.

zombie nun 280I’ll have you know there are other things going on in Spain, what with theater, music and so on.

I demand you look in your photo archive and show us the most recent arts photo from Spain. What are you afraid of?

It’s festival time, round up some poor animals!



I hate to get serious here, and I promise I won’t make it a habit, but WTF?

SPAIN/In the past couple of days alone, we’ve had pictures from a festival in Spain where they attach flaming torches to a bull’s horns, as well as photos and video of a bull leaping into the stands and injuring dozens of spectators at a different event in Spain, where “young boys run before the bull trying to avoid being caught.”

Getting bored with getting gored?


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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.

Could any bull resist that face?



Blog Guy, I really admire your attitude. I read your blog every day, and you have something nice to say about everyone. I just wish I could have such a generous heart. How do you do it?

GERMANY/The trick is to have inner fricking peace. I mean, you need to realize that every human being is one of God’s creatures, and that…  OMG! Look at that dumbass bullfighter!

Looking at scars in ze boolfighter bars



A reader writes in, “Bob, you know a lot about bullfighting. What I wonder is, what do those bullfighters do to unwind after the fights?”

That is a good question. They are a very competitive bunch, and they tend to gather at matador bars for sugary cocktails and uncomfortable chit-chat. Let’s listen in…

A poet, when getting a prize, lost his trousers before the king’s eyes…


SPAIN/Blog Guy, what do you think would be the very, VERY coolest thing that could EVER happen in the whole world? You know, like if you had only one wish.

Peace on earth, good will toward men, I suppose.

Okay, well then, the SECOND coolest thing?

An end to poverty and ignorance everywhere.

Let’s try again, Blog Guy. The THIRD coolest.

All animals would be treated with the love and respect they so deserve.

Sigh. Then let’s say you get a FOURTH wish, but that’s it. That’s the last one.

I theenk my wife, she is calling me!



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.”

The place to go when you really NEED to pull a head off!


I  just don’t get it about Spain. Those people over there only seem to be entertained if they’re doing something twisted to animals, live or dead.

I’ve blogged endlessly about bullfighting, the sport of psychopaths, and about those louts who run with the bulls in Pamplona. The bulls never catch a break in either of those activities.

Run away! It’s that jumping nun!


Blog Guy, I love it when you tell us about customs in different parts of the world. Everything I know about other cultures, I’ve learned from your blog.

Really? You must be quite a scary person to sit next to at dinner parties.


So, I know Epiphany is an important religious holiday in some places. Are there any interesting customs you can share with us?

I see England, I see France, I see special underpants…



I tend to have to take a lot of crap from female readers who say that I use too many photos of attractive women and not enough of men.

So this one is for you complainers.  Shots of  trim, fit, muscular, buff young male models, displaying underwear for surprised pedestrians from glass window boxes in Madrid.