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(Chicago Trib)   Guess what happened to the author of "How to Survive the Running of the Bulls"?   ( chicagotribune.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, Pamplona, Chicago, Spanish Town, regional government  
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2014-07-09 09:15:21 AM  
He fixed the cable?
 
2014-07-09 09:16:42 AM  
Good.
 
2014-07-09 09:18:14 AM  
Where do they bury the survivors?
 
2014-07-09 09:18:32 AM  
It's all fun and games until it's your ass getting gored
 
2014-07-09 09:18:41 AM  
Next book: "How to Get Gored."
 
2014-07-09 09:20:08 AM  
He survived.
 
2014-07-09 09:20:36 AM  
Looks like he'll survive, so maybe he really does know his stuff.
 
2014-07-09 09:24:39 AM  
The trick is to get gored "badly"; not "fatally".
 
2014-07-09 09:29:44 AM  
I had a teacher in high school with a Hemingway fixation who every summer visited friends in Spain and would run with the bulls. One year he broke his femur--not his fault, as he told it, some newb did something stupid, whatever. He got invited to discuss it on the Jenny Jones show. It was an odd segment. God, what a vapid human that woman was, just a vacant smile with nothing behind it...
 
2014-07-09 09:30:27 AM  
An American who co-wrote a book called "How to Survive the Running of the Bulls" was badly gored on Wednesday in the morning bull run at Pamplona's San Fermin festival.

Chicago resident Bill Hillmann, 32, tripped and fell when a bull gored him in his right thigh.....


"Rommel Bill... you magnificent bastard, *I read your book*!!!!" - A bull from Pamplona, Spain
 
2014-07-09 09:34:04 AM  
A Spanish man was also gored in the "encierro"

In other news, "encierro" is Spanish for "anus".

/Not really.
 
2014-07-09 09:34:13 AM  
At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Who knew those giant horns could penetrate my hide
 
2014-07-09 09:37:20 AM  
Book now updated with additional chapter: "You Mess With The Bull, You Get The Horn. Duh"
 
2014-07-09 09:40:12 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: He fixed the cable?


Don't be fatuous.
 
2014-07-09 09:40:36 AM  

mainsail: Good.


Yes. Where's the fun if there is no risk?
 
2014-07-09 09:44:54 AM  
evbdn.eventbrite.com
 
2014-07-09 09:59:34 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He survived.


Amazingly, stupid people frequently do.
 
2014-07-09 10:02:30 AM  

mainsail: Good.


This. It's cruel.
 
2014-07-09 10:03:31 AM  
Well, at least he died doing what he loved:  Running away from large, angry herbivores.

\yes, I know.  Wishful thinking on my part.
 
2014-07-09 10:10:28 AM  
Running of the bulls trifecta in play?
 
2014-07-09 10:11:54 AM  

BunkoSquad: At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Who knew those giant horns could penetrate my hide


Nicely done. In my head I heard that being performed by Igudesman and Joo.
 
2014-07-09 10:14:28 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-09 10:16:55 AM  
done it, twice
not taking that chance again
and the place is absolutely disgusting with that many people there
 
2014-07-09 10:17:35 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He survived.



subaru viral marketing
 
2014-07-09 10:19:47 AM  
Well he survived so...
 
2014-07-09 10:33:24 AM  
Interesting fact, the bulls name is, AL.
 
2014-07-09 10:38:00 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's all fun and games until it's your ass getting gored


No, actually, it's *still* fun and games.
 
2014-07-09 10:38:05 AM  

Jument: mainsail: Good.

This. It's cruel.


How can it be cruel?  All the people who participate volunteer.
 
2014-07-09 10:41:27 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's all fun and games until it's your ass getting gored


Then it's god damn hilarious.
 
2014-07-09 10:58:25 AM  

Norad: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's all fun and games until it's your ass getting gored

Then it's god damn hilarious.


Heh... yeah, no kidding
 
2014-07-09 11:03:29 AM  
Just left Pamplona this morning.  Did not run.  One of my friends saw this guy get hurt.
 
2014-07-09 11:14:54 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He survived.

 
2014-07-09 11:20:57 AM  
I've run in pamplona about  a dozen times.  You *mostly* have to be really really stupid to get gored, though *sometimes* you can just be really unlucky.
 
2014-07-09 11:30:33 AM  
Guess what happened to the author of "How to Survive the Running of the Bulls"?

I can guess.  Based on the ironic tag and this headline about surviving he must have been killed by the running of the bulls.  What do I win?
 
2014-07-09 11:46:17 AM  
He was asked to do a talk on global warming?
 
2014-07-09 11:51:01 AM  

BunkoSquad: At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Who knew those giant horns could penetrate my hide


+1
 
2014-07-09 12:01:04 PM  
i177.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-09 12:08:58 PM  

trappedspirit: Guess what happened to the author of "How to Survive the Running of the Bulls"?

I can guess.  Based on the ironic tag and this headline about surviving he must have been killed by the running of the bulls.  What do I win?


*NOTHING*, because he actually survived, though he was gored by a bull badly.

/Actually, he was gored rather well.
 
2014-07-09 12:25:57 PM  
i88.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-09 12:30:33 PM  
Then the bull was tortured to death for the amusement of the crowd. The horrific spectacle was excused as "tradition". Good times.
 
2014-07-09 12:34:55 PM  
img3.etsystatic.com
 
2014-07-09 01:32:39 PM  
Wouldn't it only be ironic if he died?
 
2014-07-09 02:25:07 PM  
Bulls are heavy. They always take the outside of any corner. Best be on the inside.
Also, they will run as long as they can see the bull in front (who presumably chases the front people)
If one gets separated and stops GTFO! Most people they run right past.
That's what the locals who do it every year told me.
Only dumbass tourists get gored, so they said.

/Did it, got the T shirt, didn't get gored
//terrifying, never doing it again LOL
 
2014-07-09 03:04:21 PM  
[rhyno.jpg]

GORE GORE GORE~!

/obligatory
 
2014-07-09 03:40:42 PM  
Ran in '07.  It was a blast.  The other runners are more dangerous than the bulls in most cases.

My advice:
1) Be sober
2) try to find a nice space away from other people as much as possible.  Have room to move.
3) avoid large animals with horns
4) do not enter the arena before the bulls, the senoritas will think you are a sissy.
5) celebrate your survival with loads of sangria and senoritas.
 
2014-07-09 06:03:56 PM  

Lord Bear: 3) avoid large animals with horns


Seems the best way to do that would be to not be in the streets with them...
 
2014-07-09 06:39:49 PM  

mikebdoss: Lord Bear: 3) avoid large animals with horns

Seems the best way to do that would be to not be in the streets with them...


I think that's considered cheating.
 
2014-07-09 10:03:24 PM  
Approves:

img1.wikia.nocookie.net

/remember, bovines: If a runner tries to block, show them that you rock!
 
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