Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TODAY'S BACKPAGE

WELL, HERE WE GO, AGAIN. JUST A FEW DAYS AGO I WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE RIGHT ON TOP OF HILLARY CLINTON OVER ON CNN GO, THE ASIAN VERSION OF THAT BIG TED TURNER NETWORK.
WE SLID BACK A FEW PAGES SINCE THEN. THERE'S PLENTY OF NEWS GOING ON AROUND THE WORLD, I GUESS. SO, I'LL JUST HAVE TO SCHEME AND PLOT, CRAWL AROUND WITH MY TRUSTY CAMERAS AND FIND A NEW ANGLE TO GET BACK IN PRINT SOMEDAY.

BEING IT WAS MY FIRST TIME GETTING PUBLISHED IN ANYTHING AS BIG AS CNN, I KEPT QUIET WHEN I SAW SOME OF THE CONTROVERSY TAKING PLACE IN THE COMMENTS.

SOME FOLKS COMPLAINED ABOUT ANIMALS BEING ABUSED FOR PLEASURE OR ENTERTAINMENT.

PROBABLY BEST FOR ME TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT.

I SPENT A FEW MONTHS AROUND THESE FIGHTING BULLS AND KNOW THEY'RE JUST REALLY BIG PAMPERED PETS.

ONE GUY COMMENTED IT WAS EVIL 17TH CENTURY STUFF AND AS BAD AS DOG FIGHTING AND COCKFIGHTING.

I'M NO FAN OF EITHER OF THOSE SPORTS, MYSELF AND IF I WAS I'D BE DAMNED IF I'D TAKE MY KIDS TO POSE ON A FIGHTING DOG OR CHICKEN'S BACK AFTER THE FIGHTS.

WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE PROTESTING OKINAWAN BULLFIGHTS:

WHO GIVES YOU THE AUTHORITY TO DENOUNCE BULLFIGHTING?

TELL ME YOU'E NEVER EATEN BABY CARROTS.

INNOCENT LITTLE VEGETABLES RIPPED AWAY FROM THEIR ROOTS BEFORE THEY EVEN REACHED MATURITY JUST FOR YOUR PERSONAL SATISFACTION.

SEE THE BLOODLESS BULLFIGHTING ARTICLE AND COMMENT IF YOU'D LIKE. I'VE GOT OTHER THINGS I'M SUPPOSED TO BE DOING !

9 comments:

Sumitran said...

Mike, entirely agree with you. Those few comments on CNN sucks really. Either they cannot see it for what it is worth, or just want to get drawn into an unnecessary controversy ... perhaps for the selfish joy of seeing their names in print a few more times !!! Damn losers :-) !

Mike said...

Sumitran,
Love the tongue-in-cheek way you say things!
The comment that cracked me up was "Dude, chill, go grab a burger"!
Cheers,
Mike

Sabina said...

Mike, this sounds like the least awful of all bullfights. Too bad people still had a problem with it.

lilypond said...

I agree. Respect other peoples and countries and their customs and traditions without being judgmental. So proud of you on CNN. You do belong ahead of Hillary!!

Mike said...

Sabina and Lilypond,
Thanks for your support and I hope you WHACKED me good !

Cheers,
Mike

Rebecca said...

haha, guess i'm a guilty carrot eater ;) keep up the informative writing & great pics mike.. and speaking of controversy if you were ever to be quoted out of context "RIGHT ON TOP OF HILLARY CLINTON" may get you in more trouble then a piece on bloodless bullfighting!

Mike said...

Candice;
The plan was to see how many people quoted outa context. You're the first, though I bet others had thought of it !

lilypond said...

Of course I whacked and blinged and linged and what not. Couldn't leave a comment on CNN though because you need to log in and the last thing I need is another password.

Mike said...

Lilipond, thanks, again. Can'y say I blame you for not wanting another place to login. I have a notebook full of passwords I keep forgetting !