Toyota Scion, Adult Swim team up to blast you with speed metal

By T.L. Stanley on Tue Sep 21 2010

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Toyota's Scion wants to make your ears bleed. If you don't believe me, go here and download 16 free tracks of "rare or unreleased" speed metal courtesy of the car brand and young-male-targeted cable comedy block Adult Swim. You can also watch a music video from Skeletonwitch in which fluffy creatures get ripped limb from limb (that part's fake, but the zombies are pretty convincing) and get video footage of Scion Rock Fest 2009 and 2010, along with more metal-related goodies. The collection, dubbed "Metal Swim," is a promotion from Scion's Audio/Visual record label, which might get you too keyed up to sleep if you listen to it for very long. That dovetails nicely into the up-all-night Adult Swim animation. It's a partnership made in metal heaven.

Burger King finds the actors for live-action 'Aqua Teen' episode

Posted on Mon May 4 2009

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Since it's an animated TV show that stars talking pieces of fast food, it makes sense that Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force would turn to Burger King for help on its first-ever live-action episode. Just don't expect Meatwad to morph into a Whopper. Burger King ran an online contest to find the human equivalent of the neighbor character Carl, described in the sweepstakes as someone who's "sweaty, hairy, lewd, fashion-challenged, horny, nasty and oftentimes annoying." (Sounds like most people in my hood.) The "winner" emerged from more than 100 submitted videos, and it's a guy named Dave Long Jr. (above) from Edensburg, Pa., who's obviously embracing his inner (and outer) Carl. The dead ringer look-alikes don't stop there, with Grammy-winning rapper T-Pain (below) standing in as Frylock, the levitating goateed box o' fries. The episode airs May 31, with Burger King as the presenting sponsor.

—Posted by T.L. Stanley

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