Undertoad Tuesday Sep 13 08:37 AM
9/13/2005: Tomatina 2005
danja Tuesday Sep 13 09:12 AM
I bet you'd make a killing being a cleaner over there!
dar512 Tuesday Sep 13 10:02 AM
I think the last two pictures give a hint. I suspect that they start hosing the streets and walls at the top of the town and the water and tomato paste flow downhilll until eventually it all ends up in the Bunol river.
Trilby Tuesday Sep 13 10:24 AM
Now, this is what I like! Images of half-naked Spaniards slick with tomato! I think an annual food-fight would be really good for a lot of communities. I wonder how I could start one of my own...
Hobbs Tuesday Sep 13 10:44 AM
So they throw all those tomatoes, smoosh them up real good, rinse off the people, streets, walls, and squeegy the juice down the drains. Drains leading to where? I suspect that's where all that Barilla® pasta sauce comes from.
Anton Tuesday Sep 13 11:51 AM
A few of my mates went to this. Looks wicked fun....
Saknussem Tuesday Sep 13 12:36 PM
Realizing that the citizenry of Bunol, Spain are nowhere near as fast as those of Pamplona, and that running with the bulls would be a foolhardy thing to do, the Town Council has started the Running with the Tomatoes Festival.
lumberjim Tuesday Sep 13 03:44 PM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 13 06:00 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, danja.
hot_pastrami Tuesday Sep 13 06:40 PM
Chunky-style man-salsa, anyone?
Leah Tuesday Sep 13 06:40 PM
Tomato soup anyone.......
Trilby Tuesday Sep 13 06:44 PM
i love tomato soup, too. Esp. with a grilled cheese! Mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Leah Tuesday Sep 13 06:47 PM
Do you put grilled cheese on top? I've never done that. I grate cheese in my soup, yummmmm :p
Clodfobble Tuesday Sep 13 10:05 PM
"Grilled cheese" is a kind of toasted cheese sandwich in the US.
Trilby Wednesday Sep 14 09:23 AM
Leah--you have grilled cheese in Oz, right? Please say you do! It's white bread, spread with lots of butter, grilled butter-side down with slices of cheese (I like sharp cheddar) on top until cheese melts. Add the other slice of buttered bread, flip sandwich over to grill other side. It is ooey-gooey heaven! You can also dunk your sandwich in your tomato soup! Or, dunk your sandwich in ketchup! Bliss!
seakdivers Wednesday Sep 14 11:38 AM
Now I'm hungry!!
wolf Wednesday Sep 14 11:45 AM
Check for a Virgin Mary or FSM imprint before you eat it ...
capnhowdy Wednesday Sep 14 03:58 PM
We NEVER have any fun shit like that where I live. All we have is the stoopid redneck games.
papabell Friday Sep 16 10:36 AM
My dad used to work with a not-so-gentle-man who regularly ate "leggabone sammiches." These consisted of two chicken legs 69ing between two slices of bread, mustard to taste.
My dad had a few good stories from that job. Like the one about the guy who could shoot the eyes out of the pigeons roosting in the rafters, using a BB gun. (Bird shit in your wled bead makes for some nasty slag.) Or, the one about the guy who was fortunate enough to keep his foot even though his boot left an imprint on the sheet of steel that he was trying to roll. But, one of my favorites was always the one about the guy who would flick a paper match into your coffee from accross the room if you didn't keep it covered.
Welders are a strange bunch.
glatt Friday Sep 16 11:20 AM
BigV Friday Sep 16 12:59 PM
Welders are very manly men. They probably even eat like pirates! Yarrrgh! Bones and all! Shiver me goggles!
papabell Friday Sep 16 03:25 PM
capnhowdy Friday Sep 16 09:55 PM
It's not uncommon down here for someone to put a fish (bones & all) between 2 pcs. of bread. Chicken too. I ordered a sandwich at a soul food cafe out of Savannah and it was like that. Small bar type cafe... they should have warned me. I didn't realize it until after I had taken my first huge, hungry chomp. i think it was a bream, or some kind of sunfish. Awkward to say the least.......