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Would you be a matador for a day?

Matador for a Day
Without quitting your job and moving to Spain, you can experience the thrill of going eye to eye with a beast in the ring. (Even if yours is only a heifer)
By Mattathias Schwartz
One recent morning, I found myself standing in the middle of a dirt ring with an animal that was roughly the size of a loveseat. The beast, which weighed around 450 pounds, was bent on my destruction. I was bent on hitting my marks and performing an unbroken series of smooth gestures, then getting the hell out of there.

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 5:14 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Entertainment

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Answers (7)
  • There's no way in hell I'd get in a closed-in arena with an animal that could gore me to death. But more power to those who do!!
    KimPippin

    Answer by KimPippin at 11:17 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I'd rather be the bull and gore the matador.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 5:15 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Even when the bull wins, it gets killed.... It's barbaric. First they torture it, shoving spikes into its back, and eventually they kill it, after it's gone crazy from pain. Then they cut off the ears and tail as "souvenirs". I can't believe ANYBODY would still support this.
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 6:13 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • NO. I agree with thatgirl... anyone who wants to get in a ring and torture a bull, NEEDS to get their @$$ gored. Might give them deeper perspective.
    2rays0fsun

    Answer by 2rays0fsun at 6:30 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Bullfighting is absolutely disgusting. I agree with thatgirl. I always wish the bull would win.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:33 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • No. I'd run the other way
    Danaefm

    Answer by Danaefm at 9:00 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Link to full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575464074283480564.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5#project%3DSLIDESHOW08%26s%3DSB10001424052748704483004575524630430186098%26articleTabs%3Darticle
    tasches

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 5:16 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

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