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March 03, 2008

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Josh Rosen

"...if you have the slightest suspicion that something isn't real, it isn't."

But I just sent off my $225...does that mean I'm NOT going to wind up with a ten-inch penis?

Ron

Come on. This is real. Go to liveleak and watch other torture videos of animals from soldiers. Support the troops is a liberal joke. Troops are undereducated saps of society who can't get a better job so we employ them in genocide operations. This is just more proof of that fact.

Debby Partridge

It looked real to me. Why be apologists for these bastards?

Charles

The "yi yi yi" sounded real? It sounded like it was pulled from an old Roadrunner cartoon and the entire backdrop looked fake.

Neeneko

@Debby Partriage

As a general rule, if a video looks real there is a good chance that it isn't.

Most people have become used to the fantasy physics of movies and tv to the point that they are taken for how things like sound actually travel.

One of the easier ways to tell if a grainy amaturish video is real or not is to see if it feels 'off' compared to other things you see on TV etc. If it doesn't feel right or looks surreal, then it might actually be real. If everything feels right then you should question it.

JS OBrien

I've been making videos for 20 years. I've looked at this thing as close to frame-by-frame as I can manage. It's possible the dog is already dead, but its body moves naturally on the backswing ... not like a stuffed dog. The dog's passive behavior while being scruffed is normal for a puppy, as anyone who has ever observed a mother dog and puppy would know.

If there was a substitution with a fake dog on the backswing in the moment when one can't see the dog, these soldiers have very sophisticated skills in camera work and editing.

As I said, it's possible it's a fake. But at this point, I'd guess it's real.

Jessica

I think the yelps are faked, possibly made by someone in the background, but when Motari leans back to throw the puppy, you can see the puppy's lower body jerk up and forward in a way that a stuffed animal or already dead puppy could not.

jx

I think the yelps are faked, possibly made by someone in the background, but when Motari leans back to throw the puppy, you can see the puppy's lower body jerk up and forward in a way that a stuffed animal or already dead puppy could not.

Ramses

Your resolute support for this vid (and the perps) leaves detail missing as to exactly why you think it is fake. Give detail or risk remaining nebulous and of unconvincing opinion.

Bobo

I'm with JS on this one.

And don't even try to tell me the Kirsten Dunst video isn't real.

Jenn

The way one of them said "That was mean," sounded more like a sick bastard who didn't really care than an actor who would pretend to care.

I may not like it, but I think it's real.

jane

Too many Russo books makes me correct you: it's Occam's. Which you probably already knew and were being irreverent, but I thought, in my snobbery I'd point out anyway. Also, I wish it were fake.

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