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Pittsburgh Man Thinks He's a Dog, Goes By Name 'Boomer'
Good Morning America ^ | | Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:34 AM EST | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES

Posted on 11/12/2013 1:16:24 PM PST by BenLurkin

Born Gary Matthews, the retired technology worker and a self-confessed "nerd" thinks he is a dog. The 48-year-old wears a dog collar, eats dog food from a bowl — his favorite is Pedigree – and loves milk bones and dog cookies.

"I don't eat dog food every day," Matthews told ABCNews.com "It's a special thing for me to do once in awhile to get closer to feeling like a canine. I eat the canned kind. It's not bad -- it tastes OK. I eat regular human food, too, like pizza."

But he has the most fun wearing his dog suit, code-named "Papey," because he made it from shredded paper. He wanders around the streets of his hometown Pittsburgh, barking at cars and digging holes in the backyard.

(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: disorders; dogman; dogs; mandog; nutjob; pittsburgh; psychology
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1 posted on 11/12/2013 1:16:24 PM PST by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 11/12/2013 1:16:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like a Furry.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 1:17:59 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: BenLurkin
Born Gary Matthews, the retired technology worker and a self-confessed "nerd" thinks he is a dog. The 48-year-old wears a dog collar, eats dog food from a bowl — his favorite is Pedigree – and loves milk bones and dog cookies.

Gee, I hope I get to retire at age 48!

4 posted on 11/12/2013 1:18:14 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 11/12/2013 1:18:42 PM PST by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: BenLurkin

I demand to see your papers!


6 posted on 11/12/2013 1:18:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin

Is this some kind of Gregor Samsaesque statement about what it was like to work for his company?


7 posted on 11/12/2013 1:19:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Alex Murphy

Can I ask a stupid question? How is this any different than males who feel that they are females, and vice versa? WE are lectured by liberals about the “trans-whatever” peoples, and that we have to be liberal towards demands such as allowing biological males into female locker rooms if such person self-identifies as female.

So, is it a stretch that a person feels that they are really not a human, but are a different species???


8 posted on 11/12/2013 1:20:08 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

One girlfriend I had thought I was a dog.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: steelhead_trout
Sounds like a Furry.

Yup! He is:

Matthew has never dated and has no interest in marriage or children. "I have good friends and I substitute friendship for anything closer than that," he said. He also belongs to a group called "furries" – people who dress like animals and meet at clubs around the world. "I have a group of fans, people who perform as mascots – they are a nerdy group like trekkies and like dog play," he said.

10 posted on 11/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: BenLurkin

that’s ok Boomer. most good doggies just love pizza anyway


11 posted on 11/12/2013 1:22:18 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: BenLurkin

Will the Senate protect him from discrimination? ENDA for furries.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 1:22:34 PM PST by RginTN
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To: BenLurkin

I hope he stays away from the cops!


13 posted on 11/12/2013 1:22:55 PM PST by ohiobushman
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To: BenLurkin

14 posted on 11/12/2013 1:23:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin

15 posted on 11/12/2013 1:24:16 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/dog.wav


16 posted on 11/12/2013 1:24:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Spruce

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/funny.wav


17 posted on 11/12/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

He best be staying away from the police. Many seem to have a taste for shooting dogs.


18 posted on 11/12/2013 1:27:27 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: BenLurkin

Stay away from police officers.


19 posted on 11/12/2013 1:27:29 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Alex Murphy

Some people will do anything for an ObamaCare waiver!


20 posted on 11/12/2013 1:28:05 PM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: BenLurkin

Can his lick his own........?


21 posted on 11/12/2013 1:29:33 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: BenLurkin

I like that my dog doesn’t talk much, especially not in a complaining or negative way.


22 posted on 11/12/2013 1:30:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin; JoeProBono; dfwgator
"Barky's a cartoon. I'm a grown man who's made a lot of mistakes."
23 posted on 11/12/2013 1:31:35 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Paladin2

My always talkative cat occasionally says a lot which I’m pretty sure are complaints — but darned if I know just what he is complaining about.


24 posted on 11/12/2013 1:31:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/dontknow.wav


25 posted on 11/12/2013 1:33:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

According to the APA, this is normal, and if you don’t think so, you’re a bigot who needs to be arrested.


26 posted on 11/12/2013 1:33:13 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

It’s only a matter of time.


27 posted on 11/12/2013 1:33:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why oh why couldn’t this be in Cleveland or Philly?


28 posted on 11/12/2013 1:34:08 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why oh why couldn’t this be in Cleveland or Philly?


29 posted on 11/12/2013 1:34:08 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Pittsburgh is a very special place.


30 posted on 11/12/2013 1:34:45 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Alex Murphy
He could just try streaking.

But that wouldn't draw near the attention or qualify him for disability payments.

31 posted on 11/12/2013 1:34:55 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Paladin2

This whole thing reminds me of a Cheech and Chong skit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj_Mwvsabfo


32 posted on 11/12/2013 1:39:53 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin

Does he get his medical care from a Vet? Isn’t this just a backdoor to not have to sign up for Obamacare?

Very clever!!!!


33 posted on 11/12/2013 1:40:12 PM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Can I ask a stupid question? How is this any different than males who feel that they are females, and vice versa?

Damn good question. We recently went through a situation in our company (a different plant, thankfully) where a guy thought he was a gal. I was talking to one of the workers down there and he agreed that it would have been easier to make accommodations for somebody who thought he was Napoleon.

Back before the science of psychiatry went nuts, we identified such people as nuts and treated them accordingly. Now, the inmates are running the asylum.

This dawg, f'rinstance, isn't going to need any special restroom accommodations. Just send him outside to life his leg on a nearby tree.

34 posted on 11/12/2013 1:41:28 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, i married a woman from there and in the end she turned out really be a leech.


35 posted on 11/12/2013 1:43:16 PM PST by Plumberman27
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To: Vigilanteman

Better stay away from a Chinese restaurant. He can wind up Young Chow fried rice.


36 posted on 11/12/2013 1:45:51 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: Vigilanteman; PghBaldy

I pass his house at least twice a day. His back yard is maybe a tenth of a mile from my work and very visible. For awhile he ran a pirate radio station but now does mostly internet radio.

From what I understand his parents died and left him a huge trust fund. When things were being settled with attorneys he left the house but set up a microphone that broadcast the meeting on low power FM.

I heard the proceedings at least twice. Supposedly he is set for life.

A very strange person, somewhat reclusive.


37 posted on 11/12/2013 1:47:04 PM PST by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM)
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To: prisoner6

HA! I thought of you when I read this!


38 posted on 11/12/2013 1:55:05 PM PST by sneakers
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To: BenLurkin

“Matthew has never dated”

You don’t say.


39 posted on 11/12/2013 1:55:14 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: sneakers

Yup...I was going to ping.


40 posted on 11/12/2013 1:56:49 PM PST by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM)
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To: BenLurkin
So neuter him and put a chip in him.

-PJ

41 posted on 11/12/2013 1:58:48 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: BenLurkin

This will be another “gender” soon, with all sorts of special “protected class” privileges with it.


42 posted on 11/12/2013 2:02:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: prisoner6

At least it sounds he is spending his trust fund a little less destructively than the Occupy Wall Street crowd . . .


43 posted on 11/12/2013 2:04:31 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Heart of Georgia

But you do see him around here. Grocery shopping, walking around without his suit. He used to go to the BP station my oldest son managed a few years ago. I think he sometimes goes to the nearby Beer World that my oldest son now manages. I’ll ask.


44 posted on 11/12/2013 2:06:02 PM PST by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think he should proceed with hormone treatments, and if that goes well, consider a transspeciation operation. I think I read somewhere in the 1,000s of pages of the ACA that it’s covered by taxpayers.

You go, Boomer!!


45 posted on 11/12/2013 2:07:03 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: BenLurkin

“Money is not a problem. When his parents died, he inherited their house and they left him a trust fund to live on.”

At least Dog-Man isn’t on the dole like that huge guy who dresses up and acts like a baby.


46 posted on 11/12/2013 2:09:15 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: BenLurkin

"I'm my own best friend."

47 posted on 11/12/2013 2:12:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Can I ask a stupid question? How is this any different than males who feel that they are females, and vice versa?”

You beat me to it.

What you are doing is using a logical principle advanced by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein. It is a type of defining philosophy. Ol’ Ludwig was an odd fish but his realization that saying “I don’t like you” is the same as saying “I don’t like cabbage” is actually a very useful logical tool. If the left claims that a being whose DNA tells us is a human but thinks he is a dog is crazy then a being whose DNA tells us he is a male but thinks he is a female is also crazy.


48 posted on 11/12/2013 2:24:40 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: BenLurkin

He is no crazier than a man who wants to cut off his Penis and have a home made Vagina installed.


49 posted on 11/12/2013 2:26:05 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Can I ask a stupid question? How is this any different than males who feel that they are females


50 posted on 11/12/2013 2:27:02 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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