I thought it was his hand that he smacked the dog with.
I completly agree with Yura- I generally like him a lot and was really surprised that he did something so violent. I too love the romance in all of its oddness.
Ryan? Complete moron! Like Flava or not - you have to respect him, he was a co-founder of Public Enemy! It was ground breaking music at the time (and Sally, not the start of 'gangsta rap' they promoted intellgence and awareness of community).
I think Ryan is the 'gross' one.