Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Short quotes: indignation

Wherein steaks

Bull fighting scandal:
José Tomás, lauded as the most exciting bullfighter in decades, returned his own Fine Arts prize in disgust.

“The prize was an absolute scandal — an insult to the history of bullfighting,” said Vicente Zabala de la Serna, a bullfighting critic for the newspaper ABC, in a telephone interview.

“Rivera’s faced a lot of bulls, and for that he deserves credit. But he’s boring to watch; he has no aesthetic merit.”

Also enjoyed "the elaborately named María Eugenia Brianda Timotea Cecilia Martínez de Irujo y Fitz-James Stuart, daughter of the Duchess of Alba,"


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