Tuesday, June 28, 2011

El Colacho!



wiki- "Baby jumping (El Colacho) is a traditional Spanish practice dating back to 1620 that takes place annually to celebrate the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in the village of Castrillo de Murcia near Burgos. During the act - known as El Salto del Colacho (the devil's jump) or simply El Colacho – men dressed as the Devil (known as the Colacho) jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street."


"The festival has been rated as one of the most dangerous in the world. The origins of the tradition are unknown but it is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, ensure them safe passage through life and guard against illness and evil spirits. Pope Benedict has asked priests in Spain to distance themselves from the El Colacho, or La Octava Festival."

It sounds like some shit some rednecks would do after drinking 2 suitcases of Bud Light. "Bubba, go get your li'l blanket booger out, I'ma jump dat sum'bitch." It's all fun and games until you misjudge your jump and fall into a bed bug ridden mattress full of infants in the middle of the street. It's bad enough that they have to watch out for cars, now you have like 8 Pedro's trying to hurdle you. At least babies are soft and you'll most likely brace your fall on multiple squishy subjects.

Who hasn't broke into the maternity ward a couple of times to Superman dive over the newborns, I always thought that was normal behavior. Apparently, it's not. Now I'll never be able to go back to try and break the record of clearing 7 babies. I would always clip that last one in the head, barely.

The El Salto del Colacho must be related to another Spanish tradition, in which they jump really high fences to enter the United States to bang fat white women.

51 comments:

  1. I always thought babies had it too easy. Get a fucking job. I mean, wouldn't the 110m hurdles be much more entertaining if we hired babies to lay stacked up in the path of the runners?

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  2. Has there ever been reports of baby squashing.

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  3. oh my. I would love to join that contest. (Yeah, I kind of hate babies.)

    And I love your last sentence. :D

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  4. Mexican Ronald McDonald jumping over small children? I need to see a blooper video of this now!

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  5. If they smash one - they should have to eat it.

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  6. what the fck! about a risk.
    LOL +1

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  7. Haha, very funny, but I think spanish people don't jump any fence, you got the wrong country and even the wrong continent, lol.

    You can visit my NEW blog here.

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  8. Most of them came from Spain, anyways. It's still relevant to "Spanish tradition".

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  9. this is funny hahaha i dont think id want to risk my baby though

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  10. WTF is that?! It's some crazy stuff like Japanease tournaments...

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  11. That is just hilarious and horrific at the same time haha.

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  12. you think that is crazy?
    go look at some Indian/Pakistani traditions where they throw infants from a 15m high temple in to a blanket.

    see it here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YisVcbFflWU

    cheers :D

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  14. haha this is crazy :L i enjoyed reading this funny blog :D followed.

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  15. Wow never thought that existed, man seriously, its insanity. Wouldnt want to be a mother of one a baby there, especially if something goes wrong, goodbye child.

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  16. Hey, have you not been in a writing mood lately or just on vacation? Long time no blog.

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  17. Wow I can't really believe something like this exists, I didn't know I had competition, I know what you mean about always clipping that 7th baby, try as I might the damn thing is always in the way, you've earned another follower though :)

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  18. d00d. One, I baby jump every day. two, I also love Bob Ross's afro. Followed bro.

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  19. EVERYOONE IS MARKED IN ONTARIO BECAUSE COLES AND BALL TALKED.

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  20. what a strange person! jumping babies? man... thats worse then running with the bulls. dont get it! they need the interent so they will stop doing such dangerous activities!

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  21. DOLPHIN DIVE. Haha, I'd love to be a Spanish Priest. "What do you do for a living" "I jump over babies" "Oh."

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  22. I don't know what to say, this is crazy!

    FOLLOWED

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  23. Possibly the most disturbingly awesome...or horrible...but still awesome thing I've seen in weeks. So disturbing, but, hut holy crap, I wish I could do it! Running with the bulls is for pussies, jump over comatose babies!

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  24. YESSSS!!!! I swear I tell people about this all the time and they never believe me. Thanks for spreading the word.

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  25. Yeah, we Spaniards are a bit weird. I never had this done to me, nor have I ever actually seen this happening, it's not too popular of a tradition in Barcelona (thank Fuck.)

    I really like the afro, by the way. That is the most badarse thing I have ever feasted my eyes on.

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    I'm putting together a blog-annual-book-thingy and I'm tryna find some people who're interested in contributing, so e-mail me at:
    lucianoshaw@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks,
    -Lewis

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  27. That is just crazy, who would let this person jump over their babies:)

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  28. Look what the rest of the world is doing while America is inventing, producing and marketing the best products and services in the world. Jumping over babies? It's silly superstitions like these that prove America's greatness.

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