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Adult Swim’s Warming Glow
November 14, 2004 — 11:55 pm

I’m hanging around watching Adult Swim again, which reminds me I’ve intended to post another entry about my cousin Jake, Adult Swim’s art director, in my ongoing tendency to bask in the warming glow of the accomplishments of others.

A few weeks ago, I did a brief search for my cousin’s name on the web, and came across this article about Adult Swim’s college audience, which features a photo of Jake at the top of the story, showing off a copy of the Harvey Birdman poster he designed (and which he sent me a year and a half ago).

Even cooler than that, though, I found a Quicktime file of the creepy Shining-like Adult Swim promo that’s been running for the past couple of months, and which stars both Jake and his daughter Olivia. Olivia is the little girl on the trike and at the mirror; Jake is the “twin” on the right. I heard they got the idea for this promo because regular viewers of the Adult Swim webcam tend to get Jake and that other guy (apparently Adult Swim’s program development manager, Nick Weidenfeld) mixed up. You know, people who have beards all look alike, or something. Overlook Hotel, here we come . . .

(Incidentally, one of the most adorable things I’ve ever heard is my niece Maya trying to pronounce Olivia’s little sister’s name. Maya can’t quite wrap her tongue around the phonic complexities of “Sophie,” so she always calls her “Smokey.”)

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