Here is a link about they are starting Running With the Bulls in the US and I will admit embrassed by it.New York Times Article
I think Hemingway is turning in his grave about this and here are my favorite lines that made me laugh out loud!
How big can this thing get? How many Americans will pay $45 to $75 to run for their lives from 1,500-pound, bad-tempered beasts? (The price includes a commemorative T-shirt, a red bandanna and a beer.)
Could something similar be brought to America? Dickens began doing homework. The run in Pamplona had been going on for hundreds of years. This past century, there had been 15 deaths. To him, this was a reasonably low body count. “It’s not like people were dying left and right,” he said.
“How aggressive do you want these bulls to be?” he inquired. Fowlkes believed: “Bulls are like people. There’s three kinds: nice, not-so-nice and plain ugly.
“If you want, I could give you bulls that won’t leave a single man standing.”
“They need to find on the dial the right level of violence. You risk embarrassment and public disapproval if you put on something truly dangerous. On the other hand, you don’t want people staying home with their Xboxes.”
The next day, Dickens saw a woman wearing a Great Bull Run T-shirt in a Starbucks. Without telling her who he was, he asked whether she had liked the event. “She complained, ‘Well, you know, it wasn’t dangerous enough, nobody got hurt,’ ” he recalled. “She said, ‘I wanted more blood and guts.
If I was going to run with some bulls it would be in Pamplona Spain. But this Running of the Bulls in the US, is like someone telling this New Yorker they say the Statue of Liberty ....
in Las Vegas!