It’s Time For The Running Of The Bald Guys Bulls

It’s one of the world’s most confounding spectacles, where dangerous beasts, crazed participants and horrified spectators combine in a festival of injury and mayhem. But enough about the Michael Jackson Memorial. Today was also the first day of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, which is part of the Festival of San Fermin. I know that Saint Fermin is the patron of Pamplona, but is there a patron Saint for idiots? Whoever it is, we need him now.

One man who attended the first day called it “a clean run,” although the lumbering gentleman in the red shirt above would disagree. And that report doesn’t take into account the protests in and around the streets of San Fermin, where Spain’s version of PETA gets naked (of course) to let you know that bullfighting is not cool. Photos, video below. Read more…

Bull-Running Related Injuries Down in 2008 So Far

Seven people were hospitalized after today’s running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. My guess is this guy was one of them.

Guy gets taken down by Bull

The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports “One man was smashed against a wooden crash barrier as the bulls rounded a bend on the course and skidded sideways into him. Another escaped a goring when he fell just in front of the charging animals. Seven people were taken to Pamplona’s two hospitals, including one with multiple injuries and three with chest injuries, said Dr. Ignacio Yurss, director of the Navarra Hospital in Pamplona.” Read more…