Bullfighting (was predictions by Kurtzweil)

From: Eugene Leitl (eugene.leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Date: Mon Feb 28 2000 - 15:05:12 MST

Brian D Williams writes:
> By papal edict the bulls are only to be used once, this is because
> the bulls quickly learn what is going on and will go automatically
> after the Matador. I've seen tourists cheer the fact that a Matador
> was unable to defeat a bull within the time alloted and the bull
> left the ring for the corral, completely unaware that the bull
> would be killed upon returning to the pen.

This is also nicely explained in http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=58QCTJSI9T&mscssid=1WR4M525VWSH2NSC0017QRP40RRN5DR0&srefer=&isbn=080501327X
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> In Mexico where they often overlook the papal edict because of the
> cost, Matadors pay the price.
> The best book on the subject is Ernest Hemingway's "Death in the
> Afternoon" (it has a 75+ page glossary).
> Also see Hemingways "The Sun Also Rises" and "The Dangerous
> Summer".

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