Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bullshit

We've long been critical of the pinheads who run Querétaro's bullring, mostly for their over-reliance on novilladas, the bullfight equivalent of AA baseball. But today we woke up in a forgiving mood because for the first time since we can remember, there's an actual bullfight scheduled this afternoon, featuring men who can shave and bulls that don't lactate.

And so of course it's been canceled. Not for the usual torn-scrotum reasons, but rather due to paperwork problems. Apparently, they didn't get all the proper permissions required to put on an event like this, which I suppose would be understandable were we talking about someone trying to stage a bullfight in their backyard during a quinceañera, but this is the city's main bullring! It's like canceling the Red Sox because no one at Fenway realized you had to tell the fire marshal.

The guy who runs this bullring - I swear, you could steal his watch by email.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you didn't get to watch animals being tortured today. Bummer!!


M

Burro Hall said...

Thanks. Hey, speaking of which, how did that 100-degree horse ride go last weekend?

Anonymous said...

It was hard but we took very good care of our horses. We wet them dow during the ride to keep them from overheating. They all came back alive, which is more than you could ever say about a bullfight!

M

Burro Hall said...

Or the Kentucky Derby.

Anonymous said...

That was low! Even for you!


M

Anonymous said...

Stop! Can't we all just get along.