Saturday, May 13, 2006

Feel Free to Join the 21st Century.


A Spanish assistant bullfighter is tossed by a bull during San Isidro's bullfighting fair at Madrid's Las Ventas bullring May 12, 2006. Madrid celebrates its patron saint San Isidro every year with a fair which includes cultural events and concerts, as well as three weeks of bullfights.REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Ah, bullfighting! A brilliant display of...well...to what lengths people will use "tradition" as an excuse for committing acts of cruelty (above) and/or idiocy (the running of the bulls). But at least in the case of my pink sock-wearing friend here, it looks like reproduction may not be in the immediate future.

"Honey! What socks should I wear for my bullfight today?"
"Oh, I don't know, sweetie! Go with the pink! They make your 'stache look all fluffy!"

3 comments:

Anna said...

Fortunately, 90% of young people hate bullfighting ^_^. I'm sure it'll disappear.

T.H.I.T. said...

Good to hear, and thank you for the additional detail.

In fairness, I still have to lend my little voice to fighting a seal hunt here for the next few years so don't take my comments as a shot to the entire country.

Only 10% of it. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Bullfighting is the grossest and cruelest "sport" ever. I would never go to Spain, what a barbaric disgusting thing bullfighting is, on par with seal hunting, but I live here so can`t boycot the country but same feelings. Shame on Canada.