Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Horse Gets Jockey's Goat

One of Seanachie's trans-continental phalanx of researchers has just sent a text, alerting me to this strange story in today's Guardian. It's quite possible that head-butting an animal - of any sort - is one of society's last taboos and one wonders if Mr O'Neill will face vilification for losing his head (while finding the horse's). I imagine that there will be one or two Carla Lane-types that will step up to tell O'Neill that, to paraphrase the anti-smoking busybody that once accused Homer Simpson of puffing illegally, "you, sir, are worse than Hitler." Of course if he wanted to really intimidate the beast he could leave a human head in its stall for it to wake up to tomorrow morning...