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Date: 04/27/06 02:24 AM

67 Responses to Oscar The Dog Who Can Throw A Ball

  1. Profile photo of zaman
    zaman Male 13-17
    146 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 1:25 am
    Link: Oscar The Dog Who Can Throw A Ball - Is it real?
  2. Profile photo of kneph
    kneph Male 13-17
    29 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 2:29 am
    Ya, it`s real.
    Awww! So cute XD
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    Hannibal222 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 2:31 am
    Looks real enough to me.

    A lot of the time you see these videos and the dog`s all straight-faced...but this one`s so happyyy :D

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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 2:35 am
    no, it`s not. when it shows the dog from the front you can tell the ball was just dropped into his mouth and played backwards. I mean, for the ball to move like that he`d have to be `blowing` it out at the same time. Unless he has a spring for a tounge.

    And please, for the love of god. Just one day without posting videos that come with the `is this real` aspect.

    it brings around all the smart people that are too good to read previous comments.

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    Jello_eater Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 2:38 am
    I agree totally from B-Hazard look at the way he catches it too, its played backwards. The dog doesn`t even look likes its moving its head enough to throw it as far as he does.
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    SarahColleen Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 2:49 am
    dogs can throw balls. Is this one?
    I dont wanna get into the debate.
    its cute, thats enough for me.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 2:51 am
    -I agree totally from B-Hazard look at the way he catches it too, its played backwards. The dog doesn`t even look likes its moving its head enough to throw it as far as he does.-

    Yeah. That`s why I was saying he`d have to be `blowing` or pushing it with his tounge.

    And that picture looks like you just poured out some cereal and found out there`s no milk. I have to say I hate when that sh*t happens.

  8. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 4:36 am
    B-Hazard, you`re so wrong it hurts.

    Regardless of the clips orientation the ball will still have to get back to the man. Hence why either way the clip is played the Dog throws it back.

    Note: there is enough passes in the beginning of the clip (without an edit) to rule out any backwards special effects.

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    aleckxis Female 30-39
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    April 27, 2006 at 5:16 am
    It`s cute realy. Maybe you should check the man who`s catching and throwing he ball and not only the dog to see if it just played backward. :) cool.
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    toneman Male 30-39
    527 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:29 am
    That is awesome!
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    chain83 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 6:08 am
    B-Hazard: Sorry dude, that is not played backwards (e.g. note that he throws with one hand, but catches with two).

    Looks real enough to me, and the dog is cute :D

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    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 6:43 am
    look at the motion of the ball when he "throws" it. It`s either fake, or the ball is denying the laws of physics. You choose.
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    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 7:32 am
    I cant say wether its real or not. At first looks knid of fake do to the balls path but then has a truth point since the dog takes time to position the ball in his mouth. If it is true, just imagine all the days of training this guy had to do!
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    crucifyed4us Male 18-29
    63 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 7:45 am
    The only thing impressive here is that the man has perfected the art of throwin a ball without making it look like he is.
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    FrankFurter Male 13-17
    84 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 8:43 am
    HES USING THE PRESSURE OF THE END OF HIS TEETH!


    srry caps

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    Free_Bird Male 18-29
    61 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 8:51 am
    How can that be dogs can`t look up ;) I wonder if anyone will get that.
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    bionicRod Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2006 at 9:15 am
    My first instinct was that it was fake, but after watching it again I`m not so sure. I`ll let you guys fight it out. It`s a cool dog anyway.
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 10:51 am
    lol he keeps fluking the guy i think hes smarter than him
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    Jov_BH Male 18-29
    91 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 11:29 am
    Seemed real to me, but either way I prefer:

    Beebo
    The Cat What Has Facial Hair

  20. Profile photo of PezDSpensr
    PezDSpensr Male 30-39
    8 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 11:38 am
    -Free Bird! Dog`s can too look up. My friend Shaun told me they can.
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    aidious Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 12:30 pm
    It`s not real, the video is being played backwards.

    That`s not to say it`s good because the man is acting in a way that when it is played backwards, he looks like it`s being played forwards - quite a skill. There are people who do whole videos backwards that look like it`s just a normal film.

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    NyQ Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 12:31 pm
    in the first throw back to the man, the man`s palms are vertical...now, if this were a clip played in reverse, how could the man`s hands have been vertical and still throw he ball to the dog.

    the dog positions the ball at the front of its mouth and uses the torque at the end of his mouth to lauch the ball back to the guy...

    for instance, if you put a rubber ball on the end of the spoon, you would not have to move the handle of the spoon much in order to create enough force to lauch the ball out of the spoon

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    slinky0 Female 30-39
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    April 27, 2006 at 12:36 pm
    I don`t think it`s real either. How would the dog propell the ball to the guy? It would not have had enough speed to reach him.
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    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    if you watch a full cycle (i.e. ball to dog, to man, back to dog) it is very easy to see that the film is not reversed

    sometimes people are so skeptical to the point of stupidity...really, with all the amazing things that happen everyday, is it really so hard to believe that a dog can throw a ball?

    animals dial 911, but no one questions that

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    cdubb4201 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 1:00 pm
    It`s not fake. My neighbors dog can do this. Not quite as far as the dog in the video, but still impressive for a dog.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 2:30 pm
    It is real, because you can watch the motions the dog makes when catching the ball, which are far different than when he throws it. When he catches the ball, he jumps at it, but when he throws it, his front paws stay on the ground. You have to be an idiot to not see that. Then again, there are a lot of those on this board.

    I agree with NyQ, why, whenever something is posted here, is there always an arguement over its authenticity? The dog is using it`s bottom jaw to flip the ball upwards. You can do it too. Stick a small ball between your teeth, and bite down on it in such a way that its propeled forward. Its not that difficult to see how the dog does it. Oh, unless you are retarded.

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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 2:40 pm
    kewl dawg
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 2:41 pm
    http://www.oscarwild.net/Site/Welcome.ht...

  29. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 2:49 pm
    -The dog is using it`s bottom jaw to flip the ball upwards. You can do it too. Stick a small ball between your teeth, and bite down on it in such a way that its propeled forward. Its not that difficult to see how the dog does it. Oh, unless you are retarded.-

    dogs have an overbite. as far as I know that can`t make their front teeth meet in such a way to propell it forward. More like it would shoot downward.

    I can`t see how people are so convinced with an edited video. The only person who`s made a credible point is NyQ with the position of the guys hands, I can`t explain that. But I`m not so much into movie editing that I would be able to. I`d be more convinced if I saw an unedited version (Convenient how his `friend is a filmaker` so he just had to edit the film, but they can`t just put up an unedited one for the sake of proof) until then, NyQ`s the only person I submit to. The rest of you are making comparisons of dogs to humans...that just doesn`t make sense.

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    Mo0k Male 18-29
    664 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 3:30 pm
    What gets me is that the editing shows the ball in mid-flight, almost seamlessly, yet I can`t see a camera behind the man`s shoulder.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
    411 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 4:00 pm
    fcuk all this flash crap, I cant view any of it at work. It`s not like I`m bored at home browsing this web site. Think of the filterd/firewalled people!
  32. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 4:12 pm
    B-hazard wrote: I`d be more convinced if I saw an unedited version

    I guess you didn`t read my explaination then. Here it is again. The toss at the beginning happens 4 times without an edit or cut. There is your proof that its not backwards.

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    strangedude Male 18-29
    29 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 4:21 pm
    i think it looks real. it would be like soap slippng out from your fingers (i know another human comparison). Also if you watch the dog does jerk his head slightly upwards.
    to be honest though im not the fussed because it still looks cool
  34. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 4:32 pm
    how cute

    at least they`re having fun

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    shellbullet Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 4:57 pm
    its really pretty simple how the dog would toss back the ball...

    all the dog has to do is jerk up his head and open his mouth and voila, the ball is in motion.

    think of it this way, if you are holding a ball between your hands, jerk your hands upwards and open your hands, you would have effectively tossed the ball right?

    on second thought, if people couldn`t conceptualize how the dog tossed the ball in the first place, us trying to explain it probably won`t help either =P

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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:07 pm
    -B-hazard wrote: I`d be more convinced if I saw an unedited version

    I guess you didn`t read my explaination then. Here it is again. The toss at the beginning happens 4 times without an edit or cut. -

    Oh. So I`m assuming you have as much experience as his movie making friend, right?

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    moojuiceman Male 18-29
    924 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:10 pm
    that looks fake @ the start especially but i no dogs can do that cos my cousins dog DJ could do it but he is dead now :-(:-(:-(:-( but they hav a new dog sam and i can teach him.P.S. i had been training DJ to do tricks since he was born cos i was 1 year older than him, i`m 13 and he died last year about a month before his 13th birthday
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    ogirl3000 Female 13-17
    609 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:15 pm
    :-( thats so sad moojuiceman
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    ogirl3000 Female 13-17
    609 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    i wish i had a doggy but im getting a pet snail! o boy lol. my teacher has like 50 so shes giving them to the class. what i didnt tell my mom is that theyre are A-sexual so they reproduce by them selves :/. lol well now to the video


    ok all together now...1...2...3...
    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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    ogirl3000 Female 13-17
    609 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    about thwe snails i hope i get a male :/
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    EVAN12456 Male 13-17
    57 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 6:38 pm
    FFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE
  42. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 6:42 pm
    B-Hazard: Oh. So I`m assuming you have as much experience as his movie making friend, right?

    Actually I`m a trained audio post production engineer. I`ve done a lot of video and film work. Believe me, I know what an edit looks like. But of course you don`t have to believe me.

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    timak Male 18-29
    110 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 6:44 pm
    Notice before the dog "throws" the ball back he is positioning it forward in his mouth so that he can push it out with his tongue. The dog flips his head up at the same time he pushes the ball out with his tongue. He can only throw it a few feet… it is such a minor thing for a dog to be able to do, why is it so hard to believe.

    If you really look at the video you can tell that it isn’t being played backwards.

    When my dog gets a hold of a ball he flips it out of his mouth into the air so he can catch it again. I didn’t teach it to him, he just does it naturally. If I were to work with him a little bit I would be able to teach him to throw it to me.

    Some dogs are quite smart, some are stupid. Just like humans.

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    shadpro Male 18-29
    274 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 7:03 pm
    does it really matter if it`s real or not?
    we come here to have fun, not ruin other people`s
  45. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 7:20 pm
    -But of course you don`t have to believe me.-

    thanks for your permission.

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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 9:53 pm
    Hehe, looks fun.
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    gregor_samsa Male 18-29
    462 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 10:22 pm
    ¬¬
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    gojoe995 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2006 at 11:03 pm
    i`d say this falls neatly in the "fact is stranger than fiction" category: i really don`t see why he`d go through the trouble of fabricating something that`s not really very interesting or terribly unusual--i mean, it`s not like this guy is brooding over a glass of brandy late at night laughing at all the gullible fools who bought into his amazing "throwing dog scam of amazing-ness"... he`s not even pulling a profit from his lil` website, as far as i can tell.

    now, maybe the frame-rate`s low enough to make things look a little off kilter, but i`d wager that if this was higher quality there`d be no doubt that it`s real.

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    viewpointe Female 18-29
    6 posts
    April 27, 2006 at 11:37 pm
    My dog can do the same thing, with only a little less height. It`s not fake, and it`s completely possible.
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    emmolie13583 Female 18-29
    11 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 12:05 am
    would anyone like a veterinary opinion? dogs can throw balls. but i dont think thats the point. they guy obviously has a great bond with his dog, and theyre both having fun. he either wanted to share this with other people or he (or a friend) likes editing movies.
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    bruschibabe Female 18-29
    39 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 12:15 am
    dogs have an overbite. as far as I know that can`t make their front teeth meet in such a way to propell it forward. More like it would shoot downward.

    Not all breeds have overbites. Dogs can have level bites, scissor bites, underbites, overbites. I have Australian Shepherds which have Scissor bites. The video does look odd but I believe the dog is usuing it`s teeth and pinching it to the owner... one of those odd dog tricks, probably something the dog picked up on its own and the owner just fined tuned with reinforcement. It`s definately possible though.

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    ChickenMan Male 13-17
    250 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 1:43 am
    First, I thought it was fake, but after watching it a second time, I can see its real.
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    waltos Male 18-29
    98 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 5:28 pm
    The fact that it says "oscar the dog who can throw a ball" then "really" put me off straight away. Why write really on it, it makes it seem fake from the start. Whether it`s fake or not, I`m not sure, as the way the dog moves doesn`t quite match up, but hey, I`m not saying a dog can`t throw a ball, I`m just saying this film looks fake. Now if the dog flicked its head a little more...
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 9:23 pm
    Die, Photoshop Police!

    1) Video played backwards looks like it`s being played backwards.
    2) Faking stuff is hard.
    3) Why would you fake this? Just to impress strangers on the web for 10 seconds?
    4) It`s obviously real.

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    bamboozleduh Female 13-17
    85 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 10:31 pm
    i love the dog. doesn`t matter if the video`s fake or not.
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    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    April 28, 2006 at 10:47 pm
    that dog is cute!! but it has really short legs.. thats why its so cute!
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    Tozino Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2006 at 12:25 am
    hmm... They would put this clock to foward ¬¬ That`s solution old to check.
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    ICRice92 Male 18-29
    44 posts
    April 29, 2006 at 3:26 am
    It must suck to train your dog to do these things, or even train yourself to do anything cool for the internet. Nobody would believe you...
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    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    April 29, 2006 at 11:40 am
    The dog does appear to have a disproportionately large tounge (at least by my limited experience with dogs) capable of launching the ball. One of the throwbacks to the owner looks like the dog is gagging on the ball, at which point I think he`s trying to position the tip of his tounge under the ball. He also tilts his head upward when he releases the ball.

    However the small clip does have a certain `fake` quality to it. The throws are carried out a bit too perfect and seamless.

    I could go either way.

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    SnowWolf Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2006 at 2:01 pm
    Debate threads are always so much fun.
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    mt1045 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2006 at 8:39 pm
    i believe thats real
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    chopper13 Male 13-17
    252 posts
    April 29, 2006 at 11:36 pm
    fake i bet
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    disciple99 Male 13-17
    127 posts
    April 30, 2006 at 12:38 am
    NOT FAKE- frankfurter is right- you can easily tell if you just actually watch that the dog is applying pressur to the ball to make it move. My dogs done this before, but by accident and it didn`t go quite this high.
  64. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    April 30, 2006 at 2:18 am
    Everybody who calls "fake" on videos like this has absolutely no idea how much work it is to fake stuff and make it look good. I do movie visual effects for a living, and I can tell you this video is real, because faking it would be a huge pain in the butt, and would be stupid and pointless. People who have too much time and skills to do this kind of thing and want their 15 minutes of internet fame don`t make videos of dogs throwing balls; they make CG robots, ninjas, robot ninjas, and robot ninjas on fire with rocket launchers.
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    ladybuggin Female 30-39
    10 posts
    April 30, 2006 at 3:39 am
    Oh come on you guys... This dog was on LETTERMAN doing exactly this. He was on "Stupid Pet Tricks" ... He has a website too... lol
    It isn`t fake. and he is soooooo cute!
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    May 3, 2006 at 2:02 pm
    B-Hazzard, you are an idiot. In your response to my previous post, you say that people are only making comparisons of dogs to humans. Clearly, you are a reactionary, and didn`t read the SECOND sentance of my post. Do humans have paws? Oh, and I`ve SEEN dogs with underbites, it happens.

    Watch the dog`s PAWS, when he catches the ball, he jumps at it. When he throws it, his paws stay on the ground. If you can`t understand that, its ok, other smart people will tell you what to do with the rest of your life. But quit being so quick to judge, you`re missing important information.

    You are suffering from the most human of ailments, an inability to accept that you are wrong. You`d better get over it, I assure you, it will happen again.

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    Wubba D Male 13-17
    39 posts
    May 21, 2006 at 2:39 am
    its real

    b-hazard = wrong

    if the guy was going to make a fake video, he would have made it so the dog threw it further. also, i`d like to see a guy who can edit something that appears live on letterman with an audience.

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