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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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Joseph K    

Hey, Buddy, that GUY who flashed is the trainer of flipper and one of the guys that accomplished more in his life that you will ever been able to do in 10 lives maybe. Show some respect!!

1680 days ago
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WTH    

73: 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."

Why? Because Humans are such great examples of how the world should be? We are the worst as a whole for the destruction of this world. You don't see an animal destroying the earth with pollution, violence,and the "don't care attitude. I think you are very short minded, and don't have a clue.
We would not be here if it were not for the animals in the world.
Dolphins are very smart Mammals, and are far more earth bound then humans...especially a human being like you! May you be reincarnated into a Dolphin when you pass so you have a better understanding for your environment.

1658 days ago
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1657 days ago
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steve    

Go eat a hamburger animal rights FREAK.And I do not believe in reincarnation or any of that other new age BS...

1654 days ago
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