One-Eyed Matador Gored In The Eye Again, Because Stupid Never Learns
If you know me then you know that I have the world's most complete collection of matadors being gored by bulls. When the world gets me down, I just pull out one of the volumes of effeminate Spaniards being pierced in their skin-tight leotards, and I instantly feel better.
My favorite has always been this: it's from 2011, and shows matador Juan Jose Padilla being gored through the jaw. Not only that, but the horn exited through his left eye. Pailla required life-saving surgery, and the eye could not be saved.
Result? Padilla's nickname before the incident was the Cyclone of Jerez, and afterward it became The Pirate, for the eyepatch he had to wear.
Well, guess what? This past Saturday, it happened again. Padilla, performing at the El Pilar Feria at the La Misericordia bullring in Zaragoza, was gored in the same eye. Then the bull stomped him in the stomach for good measure.
Padilla, who has also suffered serious back injuries in his career, was again taken to the hospital. Our only regret is that the bull stabbed the same eye: he could have pulled a Kill Bill 2 and plucked out the good eye a la Daryl Hanna. Pai Mei would approve.
I'm a bit hesitant to call Spain a backwards country, considering that one of our Presidential candidates is a fat, orange version of Mussolini, but facts are facts. When your cultural identify centers on animal cruelty, it's time to examine your priorities.
Spain has done just that, and doubled down. The Spanish Constitutional Court is about to invalidate Cataolina's ban on bullfighting, which took effect in 2014. (Catalonia is a region of Spain, supposedly under autonomous rule, which includes Barcelona). Thousands are protesting the decision, which should just add fuel to the fire in the region that is seeking full independence.
Spanish Court to abolish Catalonia's bullfighting ban law.If you're against barbaric torture of animals,please sign! https://t.co/zjl4MAP4Dw
— Marina Falcó (@mbfalco) October 6, 2016
ATTENTION ALL BULLS: Here's the target, below. You know what to do --
— EU Travels (@fop2014) October 5, 2016
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