Socrates’ Closet Big Damn Year In Review In Review — Matt Rebeiro (Radio God, Pokemon Master, Accidental Meme Guy)
I have found most of my favorite Tumblrs through following Matt. I have caught up on obscure Internet gold because of Matt. Truly, if there is one dude on this website who encapsulates the best parts of Tumblr, it’s Matt Rebeiro. (It’s spelled R-E-B-E-I-R-O. There. I got it.)
Matt’s a dude of talent. He hosts a radio show on CFMU called Paranormal Echoes, where he showcases his taste in music (which is excellent and varied. I mean, anyone who likes Lincoln by TMBG is pretty good in my book.) He’s had Andrew WK on the show, among other pretty high-profile artists and musicians. What’s more, he’s featured several lesser-known but great artists whose music barely sees light outside of Tumblr. (Some of them may even be in this review. Stay tuned!)
Most people might know Matt from accidentally conceiving the “doge meme.” The doge has been the subject of mass hysteria, from your mom’s Facebook wall to Urban Outfitters to the refrigerator in my apartment. (Not my idea, by the way.) While some people don’t care about the origin of memes, truly Matt is one of the dudes that should go down in the history of “Top Ten Creators Of Accidental Memes” or something. Expect BuzzFeed to write a list about that yesterday.
But what else about Matt makes him so special? Why is he on this list? And what makes him such a “cool blogger?” Maybe it’s because of his caring attitude towards others. Maybe it’s his well-informed worldview and ability to treat others with respect. Maybe it’s his honesty and transparency online. Maybe it’s all of these things. But whatever it is that makes him a cool blogger, Matt deserves all the good vibes. That’s really how I’m going to end this post. Good vibes to Matt.
(Also, his knowledge of Pokemon is legendary. Zapdos-grade or something. Yeah.)
(MATT’S BLOG IS TRAMAMPOLINE.TUMBLR.COM, UNLESS HE CHANGES THAT URL IN THE FUTURE. ALL THESE PICS ARE FROM THERE.)