Saturday, July 18, 2009

They Know Their History

A few days ago we were making fun of the upcoming bullfight in honor of the "468th Anniversary of the founding of Querétaro" - which in fact happened 478 years ago - and we said:

What will be interesting to us is to see whether they just stick to this 468 thing for the duration of the bullfight. Presumably the posters have already been printed up.

Sure enough...


We're not really fans of the rejoneadores (bullfighters on horseback), but now we just have to attend this thing, if only to see how locked in to the "468 Anniversary" they really are (a banner hanging from the president's box; a big "468" made of flowers; the mayor making a short speech about "468 magnificent years"...etc).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You just want to go to see bulls and/or horses get killed! Maybe the death toll will be 468!!

M

Burro Hall said...

Probably closer to 6. But if the horses don't listen, we'll just kick them.

Anonymous said...

You need a good swift kick!!!

M

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha like women, they are 40 and say they are 35. They are 60 and they say they are 50. Queretaro does the same... ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

What the heck does that have to do with bulls and horses getting killed? One is too many! And I have never lied about my age!

Burro Hall said...

Yes, yes, any animal's death is tragic. Unless you, personally, are planning to eat it, in which case it's okay.

And don't lie - if you were 478 and I said you were 468, you wouldn't rush to correct me!

Anonymous said...

If I was 478 I would probably be proud of the fact that I could still wear the same size clothes!
And how sure are you that you would be around to change my age??

M