The bullfighting baby the world deserves, but not the one it needs right now

Because the world loves jokes at my expense, we are continuing with our stories involving bulls.

Because the world is a dark and unpredictable place, this time the story involves a baby.

Yes, it’s time to talk about the bullfighter who took his baby with him into the ring while putting a large, dangerous animal through its paces.

Because the world is a fascinating, ego-driven place, we know about this due to the bullfighter posting a picture of it on his Instagram account. Continue reading

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A most disturbing story: $50,000 worth of bull semen stolen

This came across the news wire a couple days ago, and it has been the most disturbing story I’ve seen in some time. The headline says it all: Someone or someones stole $50,000 worth of bull semen from a truck in California.

Except that headline doesn’t say nearly enough, which is what makes it such a troubling story.

I know, I know. There are stories of murders and rapes and the Flint water crisis and the refugee crisis. Those all seem like they’d be more troubling. But they’re not. Continue reading