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Topic: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: MSYtristar
Posted 2009-07-12 10:27:40 and read 2467 times.

This past weekend saw the 3rd annual "San Fermin in Nueva Orleans".

The link below has some pictures from the event, which doubled in size from last year, to over 1,000 participants.

Needless to say, I wouldn't mind letting those "bulls" run me over.  Wink

http://photos.nola.com/gallery/4500/...20the%20Bulls%20in%20New%20Orleans

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: Pyrex
Posted 2009-07-12 10:42:04 and read 2456 times.

My views on bullfights in particular, and traditions in general.

http://www.despair.com/tradition.html

Way to honor a barbaric pasttime, New Orleans. What is next, the "delapidation of the adulterous woman in New Orleans", with papier-mache rocks?

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: MSYtristar
Posted 2009-07-12 10:52:40 and read 2450 times.



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
My views on bullfights in particular, and traditions in general.

I tend to agree with that. But let's face it, it's still popular. And leave it to the people of New Orleans to "spoof" something...the city has long been known for its satire.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
Way to honor a barbaric pasttime, New Orleans. What is next, the "delapidation of the adulterous woman in New Orleans", with papier-mache rocks?

Rollergirls are safer than bulls, at the very least.

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: FLY2HMO
Posted 2009-07-12 10:52:42 and read 2450 times.



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
Way to honor a barbaric pasttime,

Way to have no appreciation whatsoever of a foreign tradition  Yeah sure

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: CPH-R
Posted 2009-07-12 10:58:00 and read 2445 times.



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
Way to honor a barbaric pasttime, New Orleans.

I take it you don't observe Easter then?

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 1):
What is next, the "delapidation of the adulterous woman in New Orleans", with papier-mache rocks?

For what it's worth, part of Danish midsummer tradtition includes burning a "witch" made from various materials on the bonfire, sending her off to Brocken.

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: Pyrex
Posted 2009-07-12 11:29:32 and read 2433 times.



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 3):
Way to have no appreciation whatsoever of a foreign tradition  

What foreign tradition? There are bullfights and bullruns in Portugal as well, and nothing would make me more glad than seeing them be banned.

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 4):
I take it you don't observe Easter then?

?

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: FLY2HMO
Posted 2009-07-12 12:08:53 and read 2426 times.



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 5):
There are bullfights and bullruns in Portugal as well, and nothing would make me more glad than seeing them be banned.

And therefore destroy an important part of a nation's history and culture for some bulls that are gonna end up in the butcher anyways?

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: ScrubbsYWG
Posted 2009-07-12 13:22:07 and read 2405 times.

we should just let the bulls run the streets. We would only have to run away from them...oh wait.

Topic: RE: Running Of The Bulls In New Orleans '09
Username: Pyrex
Posted 2009-07-12 17:47:13 and read 2389 times.



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 6):
And therefore destroy an important part of a nation's history and culture for some bulls that are gonna end up in the butcher anyways?

What important part of a nation's history and culture? Just like delapidation is an important part of Saudi Arabia? You moral relativist types never cease to amaze me The notion that just because someone out there is doing it then it must be right must be a b*tch when you are on the receiving end of something, though - then suddenly it is not a tradition anymore.

And if you refuse to see the difference between killing an animal for food and torturing it for hours straight while making its death a public spectacle for retarded farm-boys then you are beyond a rational discussion.


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