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FredN.

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Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« on: March 06, 2019, 09:03:42 AM »
So I followed the whole 'is "Matt from Oakland" really Matt Skiba from Blink-182' discussion on the Best Show with interest a couple of years ago. It just sounded wacky, and also possibly true. Then Matt from Oakland stopped calling.

Recently, "Matt from Reno" has been calling, including a couple of calls very recently.

"Matt from Reno" is the exact same person as "Matt from Oakland".
Same voice, inflection (laid back, surfer/bmxer type) same types of stories, etc.:
- Both talk about punk music right at the beginning of their calls. Almost trying to bait Tom into biting.
- Both talk about their tattoos.
- Both talk about working at bars when younger.
- Both take sips of beverage while talking.
Same dude.

But "Matt from Reno" said that he grew up near the mountains and worked at a ski resort. Matt Skiba is from the Chicago area and never worked at a ski resort. So, I was finally able to put to rest the possibility that Skiba was a regular-ish caller to the Best Show. Myth: Busted.

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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 09:29:36 PM »
nice job!

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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 12:07:55 AM »
Somebody's got to do the legwork for the collective. Good job!
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 07:09:31 PM »
Sad.
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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:39:18 PM »
Somebody's got to do the legwork for the collective. Good job!

FUN FACT: Matt Skiba has eCigs for legs.

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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 02:14:01 PM »
I just listened to that call and agree it is the same guy. Another piece of evidence is the way he answers questions with "yessir!" as Matt from Oakland did. Also, it seems like his story changed during the call. He started out saying he grew up in the Tahoe area, but then he kept mentioning Alaska.

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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 11:59:25 AM »
Who is Matt Skiba? (I know, I could IMDB it)
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FredN.

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Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 09:41:18 PM »
So I followed the whole 'is "Matt from Oakland" really Matt Skiba from Blink-182'

Matt Skiba from Blink-182

 

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