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Oscars Dolphin Flasher Causes Mobile Tidal Wave

3/10/2010 2:14 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who flashed the "Text Dolphin" sign at the Oscars nearly broke the organization he was trying to promote -- after a tidal wave of text messages almost took down the group's mobile server.

It all went down when one of the stars of "The Cove" tried to get some promotion for the TakePart dolphin-saving organization by flashing the sign during the Best Documentary acceptance speech -- it lasted two seconds before they cut away from the sign.

But TMZ has learned those two seconds of exposure triggered so many text messages -- the group's mobile service provider nearly went down.

The group claims they've doubled their membership in the two days following the awards.

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46.

amandarama    

that "guy" is Ric O’Barry - the guy who trained flipper. He's amazing!

1653 days ago
47.

Anderson    

53. Anyone who values animals over Humans is seriously disturbed.Please do not try and start with your ass backward logic as you people always do.You animal rights IDIOTS are not smart you are the opposite A BUNCH OF MISGUIDED FOOLS.For every 1 of you there will be 10 more people like me who think you are fools.
Posted at 11:38PM on Mar 10th 2010 by chris


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Chris: No one is placing more or less value on humans than other animals. We are just saying that other animals should have the same rights as us. Why shouldn't they.

Also, just because there are less animal rights activists than not, it doesn't at all take away from the fight or diminish it in any way. There was a time where only a few people argued for black people's rights and women's rights. This is no different.

1653 days ago
48.

steve    

If you think an animal should have the same rights as a HUMAN you are DISTURBED as I stated before. To think that you even compare black people and civil rights to a bunch of animal rights FREAKS is DISGUSTING.Animals will never have the same rights as HUMANS and they should not.Again with the ass backward logic you think a dog or cat or whale should have the same rights as a Human its beyond CRAZY.

1653 days ago
49.

greenkelleen    

If you are disturbed by the Taiji dolphin slaughter, check out the Faroe, Denmark "cultural celebration" slaughter of Calderon dolphins that happens every year. They're not even trying to pretend they "need" the meat for food. It's a rite of passage for young men. Sickening.

1653 days ago
50.

Tara    

Chris, I suppose you're one of those people who kick their dog then, or drown kittens to "get rid of them".

It's people like you who do not understand the importance animals play in OUR survival. If we keep continuing on the path we are on, there will be no "food" animals left for us to consume. Even if the whole practice of this slaughter can't be stopped, at least restrictions would prevent the extinction of this beautiful creature.

Obviously you are so one minded that you can't see the bigger picture of what us "animal activist freaks" are trying to accomplish. We're merely trying to spread the word that animals need to be treated with respect as they ultimately hold the key to our survival.

Ancient civilizations and even some modern day communities understand the role animals play. Tribes in South America catch wild piglets and raise them like a child, helping it reproduce, feed and remain healthy in order to keep their food source alive. Once the pig has died, then they eat it.

So before attacking us and calling us freaks, do some research. You'll find that people from so called "3rd world countries" are far greater than over populated, obese, arrogant people like you.

You need to rethink your superiority complex and open your eyes to this "inconvenient truth".

"The Greatness Of A Nation Can Be Judged By The Way Its Animals Are Treated" - Mahatma Gandhi.

1652 days ago
51.

Tara    

And you can't judge how intelligent we are by what we believe.

That would be like judging people's intelligence by what religion they follow. Everyone is entitled to their own. The fact you had to use caps lock to insult us merely proves that you are less intelligent than us.

Insults are for fools, discussions are for the intellectual.

1652 days ago
52.

becca    

Some of you people need to remove your head from you ass...really come on..how can you possibly think that this is even remotely acceptable behavior. Brutally killing something that has done nothing but attempt to survive in a world that WE ALONE are destroying. They have done nothing to deserve this type of treatment, they have only brought joy into the lives of others. Shame on those of you who think that the Japanese people have the right to do this. This is not culture they are carrying out, it is poor education.

1652 days ago
53.

steve    

Ass backward logic and gahndi thats all you fools ever come back with. Refer to my previous statements.I think the correct statement is THE GREATNESS OF A NATION CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS HUMAN POPULATION IS TREATED.Yes I do have a seperiority complex when it comes to humans vs animals humans are superior to animals and always will be.

1652 days ago
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Tara    

Humans, by definition, are animals.

Humans that see animal mistreatment as a right of passage often end up with sociopathic tendencies, which has been proven time and time again. Therefore, animals that treat their animals poorly, will over all treat their people poorly, as they have no respect for life.

Ever wondered why the higher educated have a lesser percentage of general negligence and abuse? (Not necessarily to do with animals either). Its because educated people have a greater understanding of the world around them. They know that it is wrong to hit a person, or steal, abuse, rape, murder, etc. And they know that life is precious and not to be wasted. Hence they have a less likely chance of purposefully injuring another human or animal.

I refer to this extract from dictionary.com:
"1. Human, humane may refer to that which is, or should be, characteristic of human beings. In thus describing characteristics, human may refer to good and bad traits of a person alike (human kindness; human weakness). When emphasis is placed upon the latter, human is thought of as contrasted to divine: To err is human, to forgive divine. He was only human. Humane (the original spelling of human, and since 1700 restricted in meaning) takes into account only the nobler or gentler aspects of people and is often contrasted to their more ignoble or brutish aspect. A humane person is benevolent in treating fellow humans or helpless animals; the word once had also connotations of courtesy and refinement (hence, the application of humane to those branches of learning intended to refine the mind)."

This states that the original spelling of "human" takes into account only the nobler or gentler aspects of people. So generally, over time, people, like yourself, have become desensitized to violence etc, particularly towards animals.

You lack of proper sentence structure and correct punctuation also show that you are not as educated as the rest of the "animals activists idiots/fools" commenting on this article.

1652 days ago
55.

Tara    

*humans that treat their animals poorly

1652 days ago
56.

steve    

You people are FOOLS that most normal people laugh at so please do not try and use gahndi or any other made up animal rights PROPAGANDA to justify your ass backward logic. Refer to my other statement for every one of you fools there will be 10 "normal" people that share my opinion.

1652 days ago
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Tara    

For one thing, you're an idiot.
Secondly, define "normal".
Thirdly, that isn't made up "propaganda". Its from a reference
website. Reference websites only carry factual information.

1 + 1 = 2.

Now are you learning?

Lastly, justify your logic before criticizing mine. Why should animals not have the respect they deserve? Why should we exploit them? Why should they be abused? Why should they be treated any differently to children (as a pig is more intelligent than a 3 year old)?

I advise you get an education, you'll do a lot better in life.
If you disagree, get back to your 80 children and your rifle, you hill-billy. I'm done tolerating your idiocy.

1652 days ago
58.

Ruth    

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA - HEY CHRIS, THATS ME AND A DOZEN OTHER "NORMAL" PEOPLE LAUGHING AT YOUR PEA BRAIN VIEWS. YOU MAY NOT HAVE QUITE EVOLVED YET MY FRIEND BUT THERE ARE MANY OF US WHO HAVE AND CHOOSE TO RESPECT LIFE AND NOT HAVE SOME SUPERIORITY COMPLEX JUST BECAUSE WE ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPECIES ON THE PLANET. YOU ARE THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO US "NORMAL" PEOPLE WANT TO LAUGH AT BUT FEEL NOTHING BUT PITY FOR. I CERTAINLY HOPE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PETS OR CHILDREN AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CARING FOR ANYONE.

1652 days ago
59.

steve    

Do not even try the I am smarter than you BS because you are not you are the fool that thinks a dog or cat should have the same rights as a human.So go eat a hamburger or try some shark I have heard it is very good.Remember people like you with your views are in the MINORITY in this world and always will be.

1652 days ago
60.

steve    

Refer to my last statement.I have 0 respect for ANYONE who puts animals on the same level or on a higher level that humans.Its assbackward logic plain and simple.

1643 days ago
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