The Deer Hunter
That is some sick, twisted shit. The judge said it best: "This type of behavior is disturbing. It's disturbing to the public. It's disturbing to the court." Of course, when we read this story, one thing came to mind: "Raving psycho! Butchered 400 chickens and screwed a beagle. I'm taking him back to Nevada where he's wanted for banging horses!"
At this time, we'd like to introduce you to the fine Bolivian tradition known as tinku. Tinku is an ancient ritual still practiced today in the hills of Bolivia, and this is how it was described in The New York Times:
Tinku, in Bolivia's high plains, pits two tribes in Sacaca each February in day-long drinking and all-out fist-fighting. Despite the bloodshed, Tinku survives, helped by President Evo Morales' support for indigenous cultures. The mayor of Sacaca called Tinku "a sublime, beautiful act," in a February New York Times dispatch.
That's right, an all-day, alcohol-fueled bloodbath that is open to all ages. Women and children are invited! Bring Grandma and Grandpa out for an traditional day of sunshine, fresh air, and skull fractures!
The tinkus can become very violent, and people do get injured and even die. But, the deaths can be seen as good omens for good harvests. Because of the violence, police attend tinkus in some places to prevent bloodshed. In other places, tinkus are banned by the government or church because they had become too violent in the past.
Evo Morales, being the traditionalist that he is, fully supports these tinkus. And why wouldn't he? After all, they use traditional Inca weapons, such as slingshots, clubs, whips, and "sometimes horses." Being patriotic is a good thing...
Anyways, for those of you that are interested, Photo-Mundo has a pretty extensive photo gallery of what goes down at your standard tinku. We highly recommend checking it out.