The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

RUNNING OF THE BULLS: Today is the beginning of the feast of San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain, a holiday made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his novel The Sun Also Rises. The fiesta's most famous feature is the running of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona, the bulls driving before them a huge mass of silly people who ought to know better than to run in front of large enraged animals, but obviously dont; one suspects that many of the runners have probably had one or two or twelve drinks too many. In any case, here in the United States, the running of the bull will continue on until the first Tuesday in November, when we will all be too exhausted to care one way or the other.


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