Anyone have any thoughts on being a matador as a career? *
by Frank Drebin (2017-01-11 15:57:27)
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No. I can shoot the bull anytime without all that bullshit. *
by The Flash  (2017-01-12 15:03:15)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Wait for Trump's health care plan.
by BeastOfBourbon  (2017-01-12 13:45:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

If you get a disemboweling horn-gore injury under Obamacare, you're screwed.

Just speaking from experience.


stab that fucker in the eyes and push it deep
by blarneygreen  (2017-01-12 13:32:14)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

then remove the sword from its eyeballs and hack its front legs.

When the crowd boos you for unfair play, give them all the finger and dare one of them to face off against a bull with a rapier.

Then take off your pants, give them another middle finger, harrumph loudly, and stalk out of the ring.

At least, that's how I did it.


Nah, I'd probably whiff *
by fletch  (2017-01-11 19:02:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


First came the Picadores!
by Shifty  (2017-01-11 18:52:12)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Ferdinand The Bull is a huge hit in our house. Our copy is from the early 1960s. Frayed and tattered, but every bit as enjoyable as it was when it was first published. If your opponent is Ferdinand I think being a Matador is A-OK.


If it requires a license, can you wave in? *
by knutesteen  (2017-01-11 17:39:52)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It is a job for the young ...
by Rocksteady74  (2017-01-11 17:01:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

... who don't want to get old.


I think that job comes with a lot of b***sh!t. *
by 1NDGal  (2017-01-11 16:59:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Do it before your life insurance agent finds out. *
by Jess  (2017-01-11 16:45:08)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I've said it before: Sea Org. *
by Nitschke  (2017-01-11 16:42:23)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Working at CSUN - good benefits/pension sure, but no thanks *
by bizdomer09  (2017-01-11 16:21:40)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


You have to be a brave man to
by sprack  (2017-01-11 16:20:14)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

wear those clothes in public.


Depends, can you hire John Latina as your coach? *
by mitquinn  (2017-01-11 16:14:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


How do you feel about wearing yoga pants? *
by ndchavez  (2017-01-11 16:14:43)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


just stay away from Lady Brett Ashley *
by jt  (2017-01-11 16:10:29)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I cheer when they are gored.
by angel  (2017-01-11 16:07:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

It's a vile pastime.


STOP DISSING HEMINGWAY!!
by BeastOfBourbon  (2017-01-12 13:50:39)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I can tell you're not American.


I was in Pamplona for San Fermin this summer
by Irishrock  (2017-01-11 16:06:42)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I ran with them in '92...it was a great experience. We went to the bull fights that night. People would ask about them and I would tell them, "the bulls don't have a chance"

Not this year. It was not in Pamplona, but it was during the timeframe of the festival that a guy was killed by the bull while his model girlfriend was in the stands. I don't know if the guy screwed up or the bull was extra strong/special/angry.

I know your original post was made in jest, but a matador's job is probably safer than driving out of a high school parking lot on Friday afternoon


I saw a picador gored in the ring in Sevilla.
by 3rdSt  (2017-01-11 19:59:57)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

At that moment, you realize that you're watching something entirely different than a normal sport (that is, if you haven't figured that out watching the previous bulls bleed out in the ring). Watching a man get flung in the air and impaled on a bull's horn in front of thousands of people is a rather unique experience. The matador got rewarded with the ears and tail after dispatching that bull. My one-year old daughter slept through it.


Safe? Not at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. (link)
by ndtnguy  (2017-01-11 16:28:20)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Running with the bulls is where the word "loco" came from *
by sprack  (2017-01-11 16:22:41)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


It's a crazy, but fun, experience *
by DBCooper  (2017-01-11 19:54:47)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Private message for you
by Irishrock  (2017-01-11 23:48:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I'd go to San Fermin with you anytime


I love the culture and the excitement of the whole experience. You seem to be an adventurous type and also the type who would enjoy the passion of the whole thing


Long, rambling experience insid
by Irishrock  (2017-01-11 23:44:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

'92, we were in Europe for 80 days. London landing...up to Scotland, over to Ireland, up to Netherlands, Scandinavia, to Greece, then to Portugal....you get the idea. We were those four guys with backpacks, Eurrails, sleeping bags, and tents. We probably smelled the entire trip.

We arrived in Pamplona at 2:00 in the afternoon. We had no idea what we were doing and so we got roasted chickens and beers and sangria and partied while the rest of te town slept. We had no clue. The next morning we were raring to go to run with the Bulls. We were 22 years old. We do are deal and obey the rules....all except Jason. He keeps running through the exit and runs through the bull fight entrance with a bull on each side. He's 6'3" and 235 lbs. and looks like Hades running through Hell with a couple of "devil dogs" on each side. The next day, there are posters handing in the streets with him and the bulls on each side as he enterrs...it was that badass of a picture. (10 years later buddies return and the same posters are all over Pamplona...it was that badass of a scene). So we party all day long and then go to a bowl fight that night. We get two tickets quickly and have to negotiate for two more...it was a struggle until we find a regal looking gentleman who I negotiate with for 30 minutes before he tells me the tickets are free (damn my Spanish speaking teacher)

So I went back this past year. I hiked the Camino Trial for two and a half days with one of the buddies and we each brought our oldest daughter. The girls didn't care after the opening fireworks. They went back and spent the day using the condo's wifi. My buddy and I spent the day buying young people's calle mocho and beer (sort of re-paying people who bought us beer on our trip).

Pamplona and San Fermin is an absolute blast....certainly one of those "best parties on the planet" in early July moments. I happen to find Australians hilarious and their attitudes funny/wonderful. Well, you will find a million of them in Pamplona.

Sorry for the rambling, i just love Europe and all the crazy passionate things that people do over there.


It's a good tax dodge, anyway. *
by beattherush  (2017-01-11 16:06:26)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Someone told me it was a great career, once.
by captaineclectic  (2017-01-11 16:03:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I said "That's bull."


Yes
by Tarascan  (2017-01-11 16:02:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

(No...not really.)


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