Dear Tom, I think all wars and international conflicts should be decided by a bull ride.

Specifically by riding on the rankest bulls. Air Time. Sweet Pro’s Long John. Who Dey. Percolator. Fire & Smoke. Margy Time. I’m A Gangster Too. Smooth Operator. Roy. Pound The Alarm. David’s Dream. Walk Off. Chocolate Thunder. Mr. Bull. DaNutso. Cooper Tires Brown Sugar–because he’s sooooo adorable!.  (Unfortunately Bushwacker and Asteroid have retired.)

Air Time is the most exciting athlete in the world right now:

I’d like to see men settle all military conflicts in the dirt arena. Stay on the back of that bull for eight seconds, winners take all. (I’m pretty sure Brazil would own the entire world.) But that’s okay because it takes more courage to be a bull rider than to participate in any other sport aside from jumping out of a plane without a chute. If anyone should know about that it would be you! 🙂

So enemies don’t get to attack each other. They ride a bull instead. Head to head. May the best man (bull) win.

(Women would be exempted because we ain’t stupid enough to get on the back of a rank bull.) Besides, I’m all about the bulls.

R.I.P. my favorite boy – Mick E Mouse. He was A Great Bull.

Love you, Tom! Go get me a Mick E Mouse autograph! XOXO! Julia

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12 thoughts on “Dear Tom, I think all wars and international conflicts should be decided by a bull ride.

  1. Marylin Warner

    Bull rides, okay, but then the bulls are forced into it, Julia. Humans get us into the conflicts, so I think humans should have to resolve the conflicts, but not the way we do it now.
    I vote for Gladiator-type resolutions, but one-on-one, David and Goliath style, or maybe a tri-athalon competition between countries. One competition could be a chess match; another could be a 100-mile run-swim-bike event, and then the last could be the Bull ride or back to the Gladiators.
    Think of the soldiers and civilians this would save! Olympic events and pro sports events would just be for practice, to see which three competitors each warring country will send. Hmm.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Yes, I do think an athletic competition is the way to go, Marylin. But I love those bulls! You’re right – they aren’t the cause of our troubles so they should just get to stomp on us.

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  2. anny cook

    The last time the hunk was in the hospital, the only thing on the television was bull riding…four days of bull riding. By the time he went home, I knew all the names of the bulls and all the names of the riders. Personally, I think the event should be that Scots event where they toss the telephone poles…

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      That’s an option, Anny. I’m glad I’m not the only one who knows the names of all the bulls! I’m also glad your hunk got out of the hospital.

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  3. Jaye

    Beautiful, Julia. Political races would be a lot more interesting, too, if we used bull riding or some other contest that involves strength, wits and character. The political season would be a lot more interesting if we got to watch the candidates train instead of telling lies.

    Then when their term of office is up, we toss them in a volcano to appease Pele.

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Yes, Jaye. I’m going with toss them in a volcano. They’d be a lot more interesting. Unfortunately I think only The Donald would agree to give it a try. And he’d pay someone to ride for him. 😉

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  4. Diana Stevan

    Julia, you’ve hit on a creative and more sane alternative to war, but unfortunately, too many politicians are not interested in considering the alternatives. Besides war is a money-making business. It would be hard to unravel all the threads. What we don’t know!!!! Praying for peace on our beautiful earth anyway. Hugs.

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