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Puppy thrown at German biker gang

A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

The man drove up to a Hell's Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.

He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site.

He was arrested later at home by police. The 26-year-old is said to have stopped taking depression medication.

After making his getaway on the bulldozer, he had driven so slowly that a 5km tailback built up behind him on the motorway.

After driving about 1km, he had abandoned the bulldozer in the middle of the motorway, near Allershausen. He continued his journey by hitchhiking.

"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear," a police spokesman said.

The puppy is now being cared for in an animal shelter.


Matt v. What's Been Done  

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Matt v. "Divorce"  

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Matt v. The Field Book  

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Two West Culture Field Book

Matt v. St. Pat's  

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Kansas City has one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the nation. Naturally, it was cold and raining. Seemed to me that half of the people couldn't feel it anyway, except for those poor drum corps girls hiding behind a float to stay out of the wind.

Matt v. The Dog Market  

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When companies market pet products, they focus on the pet:

"Keep your dog active and healthy by feeding it product X! Keep your puppy from going on the floor by using product Y!"

But here’s the thing — it isn’t about the dog’s joint pain or if it’s ashamed about peeing on the floor. It’s about the owner.

Pets fit into our lives and facilitate our actions. Running, walking, social interaction, all of it. It’s about the dog as a tool, as a means to a human end. Pets fall somewhere along a continuum between function and symbol.

Sometimes we talk about our pets as utilities and investment. Sometimes we talk in terms of love as if our pet is human. But no matter how much we love them, it is impossible to fully incorporate the dog into our social circle because of one simple fact; it isn’t human and can’t engage in the same symbolic exchanges that define human interaction.

So when a company sends a message about the dog it’s about more than Fido’s well being. It’s about what people do with the dog and why they do it that is important.

Matt v. ESP Challenge No. 2  

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Citizen Anthropologists:

Greetings from ESP.

With the first ESP challenge being all about the love, the next is all about fear. We are asking contributors to capture images and video of the ways in which fear is used in media and marketing. How is the unknown and the sensational used to capture eyes and dollars? What is driving this methodology? Who succumbs to it? Who is profiting?

Just capture video, images or observations, and email them to:

That's it. The content should post within the hour. We ask that you limit video posts to about 2 minutes maximum and limit photos to no more than 4 images.

We are watching.

Go Forth,