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Old 2nd Feb 2010, 14:26   #571
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 20:21   #572
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I love this story about a teenage matador because it contains the detail that there are 47 bullfighting schools in Spain, a country with one of the worst educational records in Europe. It seems the failing students have a good, traditional alternative to brain work, at least.

Jairo Miguel Sánchez will become the youngest ever bullfighter to fight six bulls in an afternoon. But does he fully understand the risks?

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Either way, being gored is not the worst bit. It goes with the job and, anyway, they can always stitch you up. Of course you could die or be crippled for life, but if you dwelt on that you would not do it.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 21:59   #573
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Either way, being gored is not the worst bit....
Well ,the outfit is not bad either, nearly the worst short, of the cycling ones.
That what stopped Nounemon i guess.
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Well ,the outfit is not bad either, nearly the worst short, of the cycling ones.
That what stopped Nounemon i guess.
Actually, I regularly go bullfighting wearing lycra crotch-huggers and an egg box-style cycling helmet. Never taken so much as a scratch. What's my secret? The Gore-Tex flasher mac I use as a cape. Impenetrable.
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Actually, I regularly go bullfighting wearing lycra crotch-huggers and an egg box-style cycling helmet. Never taken so much as a scratch. What's my secret? The Gore-Tex flasher mac I use as a cape. Impenetrable.
Feel free to post a photo, that would surely brighten our week end.
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Reminds me of something that happened round here a few years back (Forgive me if I've told this before): The local television ran trailers for a programme in a local news and documentaries slot about some businessman who had been "hounded out" of the Highlands because of "anti-English" feelings in the local community. I had only just moved to the area from England and was interested in seeing it. So were many of my friends, local and incomers alike. As it happened I was in the pub with some of them when it came on the television. Someone shouted for the barman to turn up the volume. The volume was turned up and we started to watch. As soon as the businessman appeared on the screen one of my friends said "I know him. Used to run the XXXXXX Hotel. People didn't hate him because he was English - they hated him because he was a cunt."
Volume was turned down, the channel was changed and we all went back to drinking.
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As soon as the businessman appeared on the screen one of my friends said "I know him. Used to run the XXXXXX Hotel. People didn't hate him because he was English - they hated him because he was a cunt."
I have to admit, when I read this sentence in Beth's news story -
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