Oh yeah I'm sure they weren't, but I think it's safe to say that ATL has taken a good amount of influence from blink, and I'm saying this after seeing them live at bamboozle (two years ago, maybe?), where I heard things that I swear were recited from The Mark Tom and Travis Show.. it just seems kinda obvious where they got their humor.. the fact that their live humor doesn't even slightly reflect in their music, I guess that's really the only problem I have with them. I'm not a fan of ATL anymore, but I loved Put Up or Shut Up, I just can't stand the blatant reciting of blink's humor.
Ahhhh, I see what you're saying.
I agree that their live show was heavily influenced by blink-182.