Friday, August 01, 2008

American Gladiators

Okay, you've got two groups: Americans and Mexicans. One group is planning to pay the other group to come to town and punch each other half to death for the amusement of the first group. Back in the day, we were pretty sure we could guess where the the Americans would be in this equation. But the times, they are a-changin', and so a couple weekends from now the human gringo cockfight known as Extreme Fighting will be alighting here Querétaro, thrilling the well-heeled locals with its unique brand of no-holds-barred gladiatorial savagery - an event to be held, appropriately, at the local cockfight venue (the roosters apparently being given the night off.)

Our fear, of course, is that the locals will now assume that whenever two or more Americans are gathered in one place, they can just throw a few pesos at us and we'll start kicking each other in the balls for their entertainment. You know how hard it can be to erase certain stereotypes.

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