Sunday, August 03, 2008

Taurus Chorus

You Just Can't Ignorus

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON



A couple of weeks ago, while I was exploring the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, with my family, I was walking a few metres behind the rest of the clan because - as I always do - I had my camera with me and I was shooting as I walked.

I caught sight of this sign on a building and hit the trigger immediately. It was a few seconds before my eyes moved down to pavement level, where I encountered this life-sized replica of a red-eyed bull.

It was coated in high-gloss paint, so I reckon it's a bull in the shiner shop.

Look carefully at the warning sign around its neck and you'll see that the penalty is not to be taken lightly. The amount of 6000 Malaysian ringgit converts to just under $2000. Despite the heroes of the Wild West, no one wants to be hit with a huge buffalo bill!


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26 comments:

Kimberly said...

Bit of a twist on the ole 'Bull in a China Shop' line, eh?

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello David, One of the reasons I so enjoy others' blogs. Can vicariously enjoy your world1 And, enjoy, I am! Petra p.s. Thank you for your "punny" comment and voting on "In Love on Coffee
Breaks." The winners are Juliette Binoche and Roberto Benigni. I hope you'll enjoy the current mini "Afraid of Elvis?" Have a wonderful weekend, David!

katherine. said...

huge buffalo bill....laughing.

although i was also struck by the opening line..."while exploring the malaysian capital kuala lumpur, with my family...."

wow.
smile

San said...

And that's no bull!

ratmammy said...

that's actually a nice looking bull!

Tash said...

Hmmm, a critter that's edible - I like both photos! Very nicely captured & funny too.

Katney said...

Grooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannn!

bobbie said...

OK I won't sit on him. I don't trust a bull with red eyes anyway.

holly said...

today, as i was exploring one of the lesser backyards in the welsh capital of cardiff (oh! with *my* family!), i saw no similar creature. clearly, kuala lumpur beats the hell out of my back garden.

Anita said...

Great shot! I'd love to have one in my backyard... lol

Mines up at Prairie Visions!

babooshka said...

Bullish of me to say you're barking mad, with an very keen eye for the absurd. Always assured of an unusual post here.

Marie Louise said...

Well I see that you headed the sign's warning. You don't want to push the envelope when you're traveling. Although I bet it took all your composure to keep from jumping on that thing!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Ohhhhhhhhh.... a bull in a shiner shop! David, your comments make me laugh every week! No bull!
Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here if you have a chance to drop in.

D... said...

That's a lot of bull!

Louise said...

hahaha (again). Nice picture. Did you eat there?

Misty Dawn said...

That red-eyed bull is REALLY beautiful! If it's about $2000 if I damage it... ummmm... how much do I have to pay to have one for myself? in my yard? to admire and take photos of? Huh? I want one! It's really really purty.

Amazing Gracie said...

I love a good play on words, and you, sir, outdid yourself with this one!
~~~Blessings~~~

alicesg said...

Very interesting photo of the bull. I definitely would not want to sit on it to pay S$3000. But that's what most people would do to pose for photos.

Kathryn said...

I am a Taurus so your title captured me. ;)

If it is so fragile why is it outside? Seems strange.

Indrani said...

The bull seems to be angry with fiery red eyes.

shooting star said...

hi
back to your blog after some time...
likes the first pic in the post...my question is...if if the bull is so fragile...why put it there for display?????

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

You are out standing in your field, Mr. McMahon! Wait.. that's not a field! It's the streets of Kuala Lumpur! You do manage to find the most *interesting* objects to photograph! A Camera Critter, indeed!

fishing guy said...

David: That sounds like a lot of bull. Oh excuse me,A lot to pay for the bull. Another funny capture today.

Kim said...

Great photo! Glad you looked down in time to see it and not run into it.

RiverPoet said...

hahahaha! "I reckon it's a bull in the shiner shop."

David, you're quite the punster!

Peace - D

cheshire wife said...

Those red eyes make the bull look as if it has one hell of a hangover.