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  1. Ry-Bread

    Blink-182 Vinyl Thread

    Someone else can chime in from a technical perspective, I am definitely not an audiophile and have a super cheap set-up - so amazing/different quality isn't why I buy them personally. I buy them simply because I like the huge album art/colored records, and it's just neat to throw on a Blink record and feel old school about it. I also enjoy how it pretty much forces you to listen to the entire album in order, which is refreshing at times. This also makes me be quite picky on what albums I will buy on vinyl, as they need to be pretty special front to back.
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    Blink-182 Vinyl Thread

    Super stoked for the different colors of +44, and high quality packaging, but definitely not pre-ordering them. SRC can take forever, I would recommend just waiting until they actually come out to purchase. Also, if anyone has been looking for Short Bus, keep an eye on this one on eBay.
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    It's the corny name Speedo, not the idea of a kid's section. (Even though "Blink" and "Family Friendly" should never be in the same sentence)
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    #LilPunkKidZone as Scott would say, ffs
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Yup, Feldy owns Trav/Blink IMHO. Could you imagine the outrage if Tom tried to get Blink to play a "TO THE STARS" show in San Diego that Tom was hosting and benefiting financially from? Mark would've flipped. This made me cringe: "Join us for a family friendly festival weekend in the sand inside Huntington State Beach this April 27th & 28th! Kids under 10 get in free the entire festival with paid adult admission plus access to the Lil' Punk Kidzone which is a fun all-inclusive area for kids 10 & under who are accompanied by an adult."
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Blink headlining Back to the Beach fest. Feldy's dream world scenario:
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    This clip was in the Fyre Netflix documentary about Blink lol:
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Watched Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary (I liked Hulu's more), is actually kinda sad that Blink were signed up for that. A massive brat fest surrounded by social media influencers lol. Though they did mention the booking agent was offering 2-3x normal rates, so Blink management likely made that decision and the guys just saw it as a nice getaway.
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    Blink-182 Signature Study

    This is actually a major positive for me, Mark often signs thicker with a heavier hand. Here are some more examples of this, this is yet another trait that I would never expect a forger to pick up on, and nail accurately:
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    Blink-182 Signature Study

    Found it while digging on Worthpoint (site to view old eBay sales). Was sold back in 2013 I believe, not sure who owns it, but it sold for ~$250 and I'm very jealous of the owner! Agreed I wish there were better hi-res photos to view, but I don't need any more proof at all. I look at this stuff every day (and not just Blink, I study mostly baseball autographs and have been documenting/studying/collecting/helping people with this stuff for over 10 years) and can usually tell in about 2 seconds how I feel on a particular piece for subjects I know like the back of my hand. As soon as I saw this, I knew it was absolutely authentic IMO and while putting together the screenshots for you it did nothing but reaffirm my position, to a degree that I would say it would be nearly impossible to mimic all 3 of those signatures that perfectly. Keep in mind that the quality of Blink forgeries are usually quite bad, and particularly ones trying to mimic back in the day. I've only seen a handful of Blink forgeries that I would consider halfway convincing, 95% are pathetic attempts that are instantly identifiable to anyone halfway familiar with their autographs. Here are some examples of forgeries next to the TCTCU vinyl being discussed: Like I said, most people can't even get Mark's "M" right. There are several traits I didn't even point out in the previous comparisons, as I do not like to document this stuff if forgers are "listening". I even went back to other handwriting examples I have of Mark and confirmed letter formation on several characters. I don't know what level of knowledge you have on general handwriting characteristics, signs of speed, etc. but this is case-closed no doubt authentic for me, and I would love to have this in my collection. If your main "tell-tale sign of forgery" is Tom simply adding "-182" I think that would be silly to discount piles of positives for an oddball negative - particularly when Mark did not even add "182" here, and according to my dated exemplars - hadn't yet until 1997. Tom was signing "Tom Blink" for *some* amount of time before Mark went to "Mark 182" (Mark was still signing "Mark Hoppus" in Australia through at least ~May of 1996), so I don't think it's too far stretched for Tom to add "-182" on what is an extremely nice set of autographs, which were likely for a friend or someone special. Perhaps shortly after this in 1996 Mark said "Hey I'll add 182 to mine" and the rest is history, but he was definitely signing "Mark Hoppus" in 1996 when Tom was already signing "Tom Blink" so it wasn't a "Hey you sign Tom Blink I'll sign Mark 182" flick of a switch that they both started on Jan 1, 1996 and never broke the truce. Hopefully more examples from this time period see the light of day over time, this is the stuff that fascinates me!
  11. Ry-Bread

    What TV show are you watching?

    I want to get through DD S1 because I want to see The Punisher in S2 but I've tried twice and just couldn't get through it. Idk. DD was just never cool to me growing up so maybe that's why, whereas I've always loved The Punisher.
  12. Ry-Bread

    What TV show are you watching?

    I couldn't make it through S1 of DD. Liked S1 of Luke Cage, but S2 was so awful I stopped very quickly. The Punisher is way better than both IMO.
  13. Ry-Bread

    What TV show are you watching?

    Binged The Punisher S2. I'd give it 7.5/10, bit of a letdown compared to S1 IMO, but still solid because I love The Punisher and do think Jon Bernthal is a perfect actor for it, and the tone is correct. Minor spoilers ahead:
  14. Ry-Bread

    Blink-182 Signature Study

    Alright @daveyjones I have put together some comparisons, and it has actually confirmed what I already knew - these are no doubt authentic IMHO. We can start with the "May The Force" inscription. In 6+ years of compiling exemplars, I only have two examples of this from back in the day. (He's done it some more recently, but uses all caps now). Here is a comparison of two, keep in mind these are both signed ~2 years before the 96 TCTCU vinyl we are discussing. However, this is absolutely Mark's handwriting IMO. I have tried to color coordinate specific areas to compare: Next let's look at Mark's actual autograph. I have compared it with a couple other authentic examples signed in 1996 where he is still signing "Mark Hoppus". I do not have any examples of him adding "182" until 1997 (right column). So your point about "Tom is Blink" and "Mark is 182" is super interesting, but he has not added "182" yet, and thus Tom adding it on what is a super nice autograph doesn't shock me too much. There are various signs of speed on the TCTCU that forgers simply cannot get right. (Mark's "M" alone is incredibly hard to pull off). Next Tom, I have color coordinated several points of emphasis, ranging from identical characters, signs of speed, letter formation, slant, baseline, etc. This is stuff forgers would never get right, at that speed, while absolutely nailing Mark + Inscription, and Scott as well. The "'96" alone is a super weird "6" with what was previously an unknown inscription. Lastly, Scott. Once again I have color coordinated some points of emphasis. These are all absolutely same hand IMO. I did notice something interesting while putting this together though, through 1996 Scott would sign "Raynor" underneath "Scott". But starting in 1997, he signed "Raynor" to the right" (As seen in the 1997 DR poster and beyond). Again, another extremely small detail that a master forger would have to do extremely serious research on, while combining multiple examples, all before I had even put this stuff together. So again, even to pull off the technical aspect of these autographs and inscriptions perfectly would be insane. Combine that with the research/knowledge needed, and signing the inside of a random vinyl, it's just not plausible IMHO. All I ever go by is the autographs though, and these are absolutely amazing no doubt authentic 1996 Blink autographs IMHO.
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    The blink 182 general discussion topic

    Interesting, though my gut says Feldy weaseled him into something with him. Would be crazy if Mark pulled a reverse BCR and started a band with Trav/Feldy lol. Hopefully it’s The Chainsmokers collab or something else.
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