Oh Darn, There Goes Another Big Chance

To prove you're a complete lunatic. The city of Deadwood, South Dakota has given up it's plans to stage an event similar to the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. They were planning to use American bison rather than bulls, too. Which likely would have left them with an absolutely astonishing cleanup on aisle three, so to speak.

She said local businessmen had supported the idea of turning American bison loose on the one street running through the gulch into which the Black Hills town is squeezed.

People would have been allowed to take their chances with the big, lumbering animals in the same way that men and bulls race through the streets of Pamplona, Spain.

Since 1910, 15 people have died in the event made famous by Ernest Hemingway's 1920s novel "The Sun also Rises." The majority were gored.

"They were mostly worried about liability insurance," Nelson said of the city commissioners who voted 4-1 against the proposal on Tuesday. She said Deadwood's own insurer had declined to provide coverage.

Oh, well, there's always Pamplona. Unless the insurance people shut that down, too.

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2 Responses to Oh Darn, There Goes Another Big Chance

  1. Well it is Deadwood after all. The rootin-ist, tootin-ist, place in the entire mid-west.

  2. beth says:

    LOL Marcus Atrocious beat me to the line. You have to love a place like Deadwood! lolol

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