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Running with the bulls???

Posted Friday, July 10, 2009, at 7:56 AM

As I perused my morning headlines today I noticed that at least three news agencies seem to be making a big fuss out of the death of a person at the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain this week.

Is it just me or is that not really newsworthy? I mean picture this scenario...

Man travels around the world to visit Spain and run down the street alongside a 1,000 pound animal with giant horns and a bad temper, man dies...DUH!

In my opinion, the news story should have been titled "Only one dies in Pamplona."

I know the people who go do this treat it as some kind of spiritual or religious experience, but is it just me or does teasing God not sound a little crazy?

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I myself have never understood this tradition. Everyone knows that bulls are onery critters. I have no urge whatsoever to tempt fate by running along side one of these beasts. If any of you would like to run with the bulls though I do know a few farmers with some cattle that could probably use a real good laugh at your expense, this way you would not have to travel all they way to spain. LOL

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 12:52 PM

You guys are skeerdy kats.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 1:02 PM

No not skeered I just got more brains than people who actually do this lol

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 3:23 PM

And skeered.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 4:26 PM

It is wise not to play with the bulls. Very good idea to be skeered.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Fri, Jul 10, 2009, at 11:37 PM

ok a little skeered, them some big ole critters. The only way I wanna deal with a bull is medium rare with a baked tater on the side. Oh and some garlic bread lol. Or maybe chasing corey down the street, i would get a good laugh out of that as we all would lol.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Sat, Jul 11, 2009, at 7:56 AM

Hoon is comfortable with the bull, because he's thrown so much of it...

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Jul 12, 2009, at 9:10 AM

Some would say that the goring of a man who chose to run with bulls is natural selection at work.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 2:34 PM

Never thrown bull, but much bull poo poo!!!!!!

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 7:08 PM

I think I have to side with FJGuy, people dying during the running of the bulls is natural selection. Now we need running of the lions and running of the bears.

-- Posted by michaelc76 on Tue, Jul 14, 2009, at 6:59 PM

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