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Ernest Hemingway Look-Alikes Spoof 'Running of the Bulls' in Key West

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    Ernest Hemingway Look-Alikes Spoof 'Running of the Bulls' in Key West
    Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
    Ernest Hemingway Look-Alikes kick off the annual "Running of the Bulls" Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Key West, Fla. The whimsical and much safer answer to the event's namesake in Pamplona, Spain, was staged as a facet of the island city's annual Hemingway Days festival that ends Sunday, July 26. Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West throughout the 1930s. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

    Dozens of men resembling Ernest Hemingway starred in Saturday's "Running of the Bulls," a fun-filled spoof of the famed run held annually in Pamplona, Spain.

    The much-safer Key West bull ramble featured scores of stocky, white-bearded Hemingway look-alikes parading through Key West's historic downtown with a "herd" of life-size fake bulls on wheels.

    The Pamplona parody was a highlight of Key West's Hemingway Days celebration, honoring the legacy of the author who lived on the island during the 1930s and wrote American literary classics including "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "To Have and Have Not."

    After the "bull run," past look-alike winners and contestants in this year's contest gathered outside of Sloppy Joe's Bar to sing "Happy Birthday" to Ernest Hemingway to honor the 116th anniversary of the legendary author's July 21st birthday.

    Saturday night, aspiring Ernests chosen from 122 entrants are to compete in the final round of the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest staged at Sloppy Joe's Bar.

    Competitors in Saturday's round are to include Michael Groover of Savannah, Ga., husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen. Deen is in Key West supporting her husband.

    Hemingway Days ends Sunday. Festival events include literary readings, a marlin tournament and a short story competition coordinated by author and Hemingway granddaughter Lorian Hemingway.

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