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Old 01-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #16
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Default Re: Manti Teo was talking to a MAN during his 'Catfish' hoax

This is one helluva hoax.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #17
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"...the records show 1,000 calls between Te'o and a Southern California area code supposedly belonging to Kekua, with 110 of those calls lasting longer than an hour."

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #18
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They just played some voice mails left by the "girlfriend". I think we might have to cut
Manti some slack. That dude really did sound like a girl
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #19
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"...the records show 1,000 calls between Te'o and a Southern California area code supposedly belonging to Kekua, with 110 of those calls lasting longer than an hour."

my understanding is that the "records" are spreadsheets of the calls, not actual logs from the wireless provider. Easily manipulated and probably fake.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:53 PM   #20
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This guy deserves an Oscar. How can you go 3 years and 500 hours in character and not break once?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #21
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my understanding is that the "records" are spreadsheets of the calls, not actual logs from the wireless provider. Easily manipulated and probably fake.

Yeah, I realized that. Sounds like bs to me.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #22
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This guy deserves an Oscar. How can you go 3 years and 500 hours in character and not break once?
Why would he spend so much of his time doing this?
I understand to prank him for a couple minutes or an hour maybe. But 110 times of at least an hour of conversation on the phone. That guy is insane.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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This guy pulling the hoax must be really twisted. Pretending to be a girl for years, and hundreds of hours of phone time? Holy fukcing psycho.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #24
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The hilarity of this story has a power level over 9000!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #25
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That dude has a lot of f.ucking time on his hands
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:03 PM   #26
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They just played some voice mails left by the "girlfriend". I think we might have to cut
Manti some slack. That dude really did sound like a girl

I don't get why Manti didn't demand some Skype time.

Nothing like video chat to gain confirmation. I know that video feeds could be hoaxed too, but it would be more difficult and sophisticated to pull off.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #27
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I don't get why Manti didn't demand some Skype time.

Nothing like video chat to gain confirmation. I know that video feeds could be hoaxed too, but it would be more difficult and sophisticated to pull off.


his claim is every time they tried it he could only see a black box. I say to that BS.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #28
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his claim is every time they tried it he could only see a black box. I say to that BS.

Wasn't he a good student at Notre Dame? You would think his critical thinking skills are strong enough to cut "her" off after all the red flags.

Did he say anything about arranging a time to fly and visit her?
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #29
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Wasn't he a good student at Notre Dame? You would think his critical thinking skills are strong enough to cut "her" off after all the red flags.

Did he say anything about arranging a time to fly and visit her?

Yes, supposedly he made good grades at ND.

Its hard to keep up with his ever shifting explanations but the story I've pieced together from various things he has said is that twice she was supposed to visit him in Hawaii and no showed. Then he was going to see her over the summer but his dad convinced him to go on a family vacation instead.

However, the bit about her coming to see him in Hawaii doesn't jive with the fact that he now claims he started dating her AFTER she went to the hospital. I don't see how that is possible because he has also claimed that once she went to the hospital for the car wreck they found her cancer causing her to spend her remaining days bed ridden from chemo.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #30
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Yes, supposedly he made good grades at ND.

Its hard to keep up with his ever shifting explanations but the story I've pieced together from various things he has said is that twice she was supposed to visit him in Hawaii and no showed. Then he was going to see her over the summer but his dad convinced him to go on a family vacation instead.

However, the bit about her coming to see him in Hawaii doesn't jive with the fact that he now claims he started dating her AFTER she went to the hospital. I don't see how that is possible because he has also claimed that once she went to the hospital for the car wreck they found her cancer causing her to spend her remaining days bed ridden from chemo.

I haven't been following it closely. Are any of these lies or inconsistencies things that couldn't be explained by a kid having his embarrassing secret aired out on national television and trying to save a little dignity?

Is there something more sinister going on here?
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