Shunning of the Bulls

Recently, a friend passed along a hilarious video of a four-seater teeter-totter in the middle of a bull’s arena. The bull was let loose and the four men on each of the cardinal points of the teeter-totter would lift off the ground as the bull came close to avoid having their legs gored. The video went from hilarious to causing-my-kids-to-ask-what-was-so-funny side-splitting uproarious as the men, one by one, jumped off the contraption and ran, bull in hot pursuit, to the fence to try to escape.

Dutifully, I forwarded the video to some of my online and off-line friends. One friend wrote back. Twice. The first time to ask how incredibly stupid can you get. The second time to point out that there are no women on the ride and went on to say that if men weren’t needed for reproduction that the process of natural selection would have phased them out long ago.

By the way, the friend who said that is male.


  1. Here's the YouTube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFb2_RNoWgY

  2. I would have to agree with your friend !!

  3. All I have to say to that is men...

  4. Jean sent me that with the caption,"Leave it to some idiot Texans" or something like that. I quickly pointed out that those looked like the "Jackass" guys and that the bull was a bullfighting bull, not a rodeo bull. I was offended that it was assumed the idiots were Texans. That said, I hope nobody finds a youtube video of Texas rodeo cowboys playing Mexican poker...

  5. Off to watch it-
    but yes- I too have posted stupid men doing stupid things!
    God bless their little souls eh?
    They make us laugh!

  6. I have to add my 2 cents and say that I am not too thrilled with this "phased out" idea.

  7. I'm glad you enjoyed it.. The comments weren't mine.. And the name of the clip was "The newest ride at the Texas State Fair"..
    I think your friend was right.. about at least half of the male population!! We could keep the civilised ones.. ;-) They do have their uses!!

  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PG1RTK5vr4