Tomato fight

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Another La Tomatina, and 160 tonnes of tomatoes, is gone. Those of you who missed my reminder in Bull Run would have to book for 2017. Apparently the Buňol local council, for safety reasons, not fiscal, of course, this year issued only 22,000 ticket; 5,000 of them free to local residents. In 2012, when the event was free, 45,000 attended.

A slightly inebriated female claimed on the Spanish TV news, Telediario, that at least 80% of participants were Australians. Turnbull’s Australia must be boring.

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About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to Tomato fight

  1. Dismal John says:

    People were enjoying themselves? Ban it!

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