xoxoxoBruce Saturday Aug 29 12:57 AM
Aug 29, 2009: Tomatina
We can't let one of Undertoad's favorite festivals pass by without a peek.
40,000 people, 100 tons of tomatoes, blah, blah, blah...
This is really what it's all about.
Come to think of it, isn't that what everything is about?
JuancoRocks Saturday Aug 29 03:55 AM
Gonna take a damn big kettle to cook all that up.
spudcon Saturday Aug 29 10:15 AM
Don't forget to grind up the meat.
Saknussem Saturday Aug 29 02:38 PM
35,000 idio . . . people
Cloud Saturday Aug 29 02:43 PM
you see any girls in that crowd?
Clodfobble Saturday Aug 29 03:17 PM
There's even one in Bruce's second picture, her face is just obscured by the dude's hand.
Cloud Saturday Aug 29 03:39 PM
I dunno. that's just a person with a shirt on. and the legs look pretty hairy.
monster Saturday Aug 29 07:59 PM
ZenGum Saturday Aug 29 11:06 PM
monster Saturday Aug 29 11:15 PM
Kasszia Sunday Aug 30 12:12 AM
dar512 Sunday Aug 30 05:15 PM
Cloud Sunday Aug 30 05:27 PM
but it looks like a monster. A gory, many legged monster. If you squint. and are high.
uomo Monday Aug 31 09:59 PM
What a waste...
I've always felt strongly about this specific culture tradition. I've always hated the "we do it because we can" attitude since it's backward and ignorant. Especially when across the channel in Africa are millions of hungry people. I'm sure patron saints, St. Louis Bertrand, supposedly what this tradition honors would feel loved and proud knowing over hundred metric tons of tomatoes are wasted every year in his name. People are stupid.
monster Monday Aug 31 10:13 PM
Ma: Look at all this leftover food. Are there still starving children in Europe?
monster Monday Aug 31 10:17 PM
Are there tomatoes wasted? can you put a price on fun? Could they really be shipped to help the starving? I get a lot of inedible tomatoes off my vines, I'm really not sure shipping them to Detroit nevermind Africa would be a wise move. or appreciated. So we have fun with them.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 1 01:12 AM
SPUCK Tuesday Sep 1 05:31 AM
Eh? I'm still with uomo. I think that is a huge conspicuous (and pathetic) waste.
Cloud Tuesday Sep 1 09:30 AM
Anything that causes that many people to have that much fan can't be wasteful. Think of all the positive vibes they are sending out to the universe! We need more of that.
spudcon Tuesday Sep 1 09:59 AM
But what about the children? Oh, the humanity!
Shawnee123 Tuesday Sep 1 10:05 AM
Oh my, seriously? They could switch to cans of Prego, perhaps, then ship the cans they threw and wallowed in to Somalia?
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 1 01:10 PM
Same goes for uomo, although I'm troubled by him taking his dislike for what other people do with their stuff to the point of vitriol.
Meh, I guess one person's passion is another person's hate.
Oh by the way, welcome to the Cellar, uomo.
uomo Tuesday Sep 15 03:10 AM
Hi Bruce. Thank you for welcoming me. Been reading up really interesting things at the cellar for years but never cared enough to say anything until Tomatina.