July 7, 2008

Adult Swim

Why is that channel named adult SWIM?

For those who don't know..here is more information.
For those who knew but wanted to provide me with the wiki link.....thenga!

115 comments:

Keshi said...

I hv never heard of this before so I checked out the Wiki link, expecting it to be some Swimming Class for 30+ Adults!

What do I find? A TV channel for 17+ audience?


I guess it's cos 17+ is nearly 18, hence if ur 17+, watching this channel will help u 'breaststroke' (SWIM) to the 'otherside' (ADULThood)?

duh!


Keshi.

Chakoli said...

:-)))


its a warning to all ...

ADULT SWIM:
Sleep With Intelligent Men/Women(SWIM) :PP

Chakoli said...

ie : once u r ADULT follow the RULE "SWIM" :)

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
All puns intended right?

Solitaire said...

@ Chakoli,

Great acronym!!! Loved it!

Chakoli said...

:))))

Keshi....

what are kewl thing:)

Ankur said...

i rather was busy in checkin the link u posted there..
aur mere sar ke uppar se nikal gaya sab..
i think of this as a marketing technique, coz aise naam se ppl will me more interested!!! isliye!!

haha.. and Adult Swim isliye bhi ho sakta hai ki adults apne bhawnaoo ke sailab mai beh jaaye!! :P :P
which will be realy embarrasing for others watchin with them!!

btw.. rnt they broadcastin it to India!! :D
hehe

Keshi said...

ofcourse!

BREASTstroke..n SWIM...n ADULThood...etc etc...ah ah ah ahhh! LOL!

Keshi.

SMM said...

Well, guess SWIM teacher its watchers all about the swimmers, and the consequences when they cross the channel :P

PS: Also a good form of time sharing. Younger 'Un watches Cartoon Network in the daytime and the Elder'Un then has his SWIMMING lessons :P

Keshi said...

hey thats neat one Chakoli!

Once we r Adults, we gotta Swim alright!

Keshi.

Hemanth Potluri said...

Never heard ..at first was little confused.... these guys even kept a cartoon channel for 17+ people...haha lol...they should name it ..

Toon
Tennage On cartOon Network

Nirmal said...

hehehe no idea.

i dont remeber to be swimmed to adulthood..i ran up ther...

hehehe

Aneesh said...

Maybe, they'll show different positions/varieties of breaststroke, butterfly and some other fly ,may be housefly also.

AmitL said...

Hi,there...well,I always felt that Cartoon Network should be an Adult channel,too...you know,violent shows like Tom and Jerry-Tom getting flattened,cut into pieces,falling from building tops,et al..so,since Swim shares space with CN,it's but natural that someone shifted the word adult to it,i.e. adult swim.:)

The real explanation's in wikipedia of course.LOL.

Hiren said...

this name & description of 17+ would give the kids in their earlier teens a reason to boast amongst their friends ... Say if they happen to see this channel ... next day to friends - "You know what? I saw an adult channel yesterday ... its freaking awesome ... my parents are going out this weekend; come over and we will see "Adult Swim" together :)"


btw kp has some words of advice for gujjus like us ... chk out the comments of my latest post. :)

Vrij said...

Oh wow.. u get adult channels.. unfortunately in India.. we dont get any such stuff on our telly. :(

@ Chaks.. are u an adult?

rantravereflect/ jane said...

adult SWIM-i knowww why!!
I GUESS 17 is teh time, when all the sperms start swimming with teh right stroke n spirit, 17 is the time when they no longer need a free 'HAND' ;)- they jus need a nice little 'black-HOLE'/'whirlpool' where they can lose themselves in..

g-man said...

because they thought it would be a fancier name than 'ppv cheap-ass porn'?

o0o and thenga? you mean coconut?!?

Stupidosaur said...

*Why is that channel named adult SWIM?*

I guess cos it does not really RUN any AdulteRated shows. Otherwise they would have called it adult RUN. :)

Hmm, I wonder why impure, inferior and 'gone bad' things are called AdulteRated? :). Does it apply to only things or people too? 'AdulteRated' people hah!

Ria said...

I find this name extremely weird! I mean it first sounds like a porn channel....and next thing tht comes to mind is swimming for obvious reasons. :P God knows y such a name for a spin off of Cartoon Network!!

Solitaire said...

@ ria,

I am sure they know too!

Solitaire said...

@ ankur,

They are not? It will soon be there as all things eventually do. Tab tak ... Control your emotions! Do not embarrass yourself elsewhere.

Ankur said...

hehe.. ok ok.. i control mam.. as u said!! ;)
hehe

Solitaire said...

@smm,

Children need to Learn swimming too! Don't you think?

Ashu said...

heard first time :(. m so dumb or lost in the work for 14 hrs of the day.......damn me

Stupidosaur said...

BTW I wanted to comment this the first time. But was in a hurry.

I have Age of Mythology game. at my 'home' home( As opposed to my 'away from home' 'for job' home )

Its music is real melodious

(imagine background score people would provide when the game is about building civilisations of greece, old norse, egypt with all sorts of mythology zeus, posiedon, aphrodite, hades, 'underworld' (not gangsta one), spirits, ghosts and lots of trance-like things and of course grand scale wars!)


In fact I have searched and found the music files for all its levels in some of the games's folders.

When its available to me, I often go to sleep keeping it on. When I lived with roomies once and burnt its CD to play on the DVD player it had, they said it sounded like they were sitting in some exotic bar with the saki pouring wine. After some time, they just could not take it and switched it off. Believe me its strong music. You feel something in your temples (no pun intended, even though its Age of Mytholgy) and an overwhelming feeling somewhere spinning in your head. Either you really love it, or you HAVE to shut it off)

And what is the connection with this post?

Well would you beleive, one of his tracks is titled
"Adult Swim" of all things!

And when one of my friends saw it in the media player recent history on my home comp, the perv without even waiting to say anything, quickly clicked on it with a twinkle in his eye. Believe me I was laughing heartily at the look on his face after it actually started playing as a sound file!

And yeah the rest of the soundtracks have equally funny titles. Especially very funny if you think of the beautiful music and the corresponding joke-like title. Those game makers sure know how to have fun!

Here are some names of the soundtracks...

A Cat Named Mittens

In a Pile of Its Own Good

(Was that supposed to be something like 'In pile of its own shit'?)

If You Can Use a Doorknob

Eat Your Potatoes

Suture Self (Like Suit yourself?)
(I think this plays when enemy has recently wreaked havoc in your kingdom)

Hoping For Real Betterness

Behold the Great Science Fiction

Never Mind the Slacks and Bashers

Chocolate Outline

Ma'am...Some Other Sunset

and of course....

Adult Swim!

I never knew there is such a TV channel. Could the music have been taken from that channel or something? Or was one of the music/game person its big fan? mystery deepens!

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

they wanted to express

porn manga dekhte dekhte doob jao :P

lol cartoon network k sath ..lol
hadd hai yeh firangi log

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

keshi's one was the perfect :P

lol

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

u swim in the adult channel
lol

english channel..cross karnne type ki cheez hai

humbl devil said...

sol, this one was disappointing...
you not getting any quality questions???
:P

Solitaire said...

@ humble,

Did you skip answering this one because its not a 'quality question'? You wanna give me one? Will be glad to put it up!

Even when aamir gave us movies like tum mere ho, we did not stop loving him, will you stop loving me?

Lol

Solitaire said...

@ daydreamer,

English hi to hai! I wonder when they dub it for the Indian audiences what they will call it! Swimming to change nahi hoga!

Solitaire said...

@ ashu,

You mean swimming in work?

Am In Trance said...

Heard It For The Very First Time..
Thanx BBC...!!!
;)
Hmm.. Thenga..!!!
Nice Word... LOL..
TakeCare Sweety..

Solitaire said...

@ am in trance,

Huh! Tu to excited ho gaya!

Solitaire said...

@ vrij,

Aww! Tu to sad go gaya! Question answer nahi kiya! You like swimming so much?

Solitaire said...

@ nirmal,

Maybe its time for you to go swimming! Which ocean do you prefer?

Solitaire said...

@ Stupid,

You do have a great penchant for words!!

(with reference to the adulterated comment)

Solitaire said...

@ Hemanth,

You can only imagine what those cartoon characters do!! I am sure they are not swimming!

Solitaire said...

@ Aneesh,

Its good that you specified swimming styles. I almost died when I saw the word positions. ;)

Solitaire said...

@ AmitL,

Why not adult shift?

Solitaire said...

What do your parents think about the music for this game since it is at "home"...(have they heard it)?

You seem to have a great memory! You actually remember the names of the soundtrack? And that incident about your friend is funny! Did he continue listening to it with the hope he may hear some moans and groans? LOL!

I want to hear this music. Is there any way I can?

And yes.........it is a mystery. I wonder who coined this phrase.."Adult Swim" and why????

Solitaire said...

Previous comment is for Stupid.

Solitaire said...

@ Hiren,

Or they might say...."wanna come over for an adult swim?"


Hahaha! Some gullible friends might think they are going skinny dipping with a bunch of hot girls!

Solitaire said...

@ Rantra,

EXCELLENT answer!! Loved it!

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

What language are you talking about? And adult swim is not a porn site!!


shiv shiv shiv!

Vrij said...

Haan yaar.. sad toh hona hi tha.. bcoz we shud get such programming on our TVs also na.. why only u folks in videsh?

Aur I dont think ki mere paas koi acha answer hoga which is better than the comments jo abhi tak aaye hain! (nice hinglish, rt?)

Maybe its called SWIM coz its cool to be in the pool and going droool!

ceedy said...

One of the meaning for SWIM is State of Dizziness....

maybe thats what they were trying to achieve....

get Adults high by the entertainment medium....

Solitaire said...

@ Vrij,

Tujhe swimming aati hai?

g-man said...

thenga is coconut in malayalam :) me a mallu :P

i know its not a porn channel. it just shows the unedited stuff, right? i punned on the 'unedited' part and turned it into 'cheap ass porno'. in retrospect, 'lame ass porno' would've been more suitable :D

whee i am so good at taking the fun out of stuff

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

Nice pic!
Thanks!!

Keshi said...

btw Thenga means Coconut in Tamil. Wut does it mean in Gujju? @Sol

Keshi.

SMM said...

Well Soitaire...the kids need to know how to swim and also how to make stuff swim. that's why ADULT SWIM :P

humbl devil said...

tum mere ho???
yeh kaunsa movie hai???
:D

nopes, cant stop loving ya...hehe

Keshi said...

Where r u going Sol? :(

Keshi.

AmitL said...

Adult Shift?That sounds like a 'Shifty'channel!!

Aneesh said...

sol,
I meant both positions and style. if not why is it an ADULT swim? :)

Aneesh said...

@keshi,

Thenga means cocunut in malayalam also :)

Phantom - The Ghost said...

what was your purpose of putting this blog? you mean one should be in US to see this 17+ channels...or cartoon network...

i cud not understand anything in the wiki link...

do you mean 17+ is maturity or age of major in the countries like USA?

anyways...in addition to the above comments i have no comments...ha ha ha...seems adults only

Ankur said...

yaar... temme one thing... which frequency is it on!!! ;)
hehe

waise u know wat, ki adult swim ka matlab hai, adults can swim.. bole toh adults doob jaaoo usme!!!
:D

Cheers!!!

Solitaire said...

@ ankur,

Still swimming in those thoughts?

Ankur said...

haan... when u r not going to come up with all the answers and not even new update then wat one can do???

Ankur said...

and hello.. just read the notice... u wont be arnd!! :(

cheating!!! :(

Solitaire said...

@ ankur,

Till I return, keep swimmin!

Ankur said...

easier said than done!!! :-/

ceedy said...

@ankur

do you know swimming????

@solitaire

if not....with the additional weight of the THOUGHTS....mr. Brown gainda might drown...till you come back

Solitaire said...

@ Ceedy,

That's funny!!


Gainda..don't drown..Just float ok?

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Go watch baywatch till then.....

Solitaire said...

@ Phantom,

You might not have understood the wiki link but I have not understood your comment!

Solitaire said...

@ Aneesh,

So a kid cannot have a style or position while swimming?

Solitaire said...

@ AmitL,

I think one should not shift their weight around while swimming or you might lose balance.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Wont be gone too long.

Solitaire said...

@ Humble,

Haha! U don't know Tum Mere Ho? Juhi-Aamir movie!?

Check it out online. You might get some information or even some clips and tell me if you like it or not!

Solitaire said...

@ Smm,

Maybe they should rename the network as kids swim in the day and adult swim at night!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I dunno how to explain thenga in hindi!

Its kind of a mockery action!

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

How do you say "So there!" in a mocking way in Mallu?

Keshi said...

Aneesh Tamil n Malayalam are pretty similar right? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Sol I get it..thenga in Gujju must be something like a 'circus'? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Sol 3 days w.o. u in Blogville IS a long time! :(

Keshi.

Ankur said...

@Ceedy

bhai, dekha... Sol ko pata hai i know swimming... ;) :D
hehe

Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

@Sneha

baywatch...no ways.. i hate it!!!

something else!!! ;)

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

At least it has adult swim in it!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

I'll be back before you know it.

Ankur said...

i like watching doesnt mean i keep doin it all the time!!! :P :P

helloo... :O
:P

g-man said...

sol: context please :)

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Didn't tell you to keep swimming the whole time. You can even float.

Solitaire said...

@ G-man,

Its like being cheeky!!

Keshi said...

sol r u bak?

:)

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi,

Only thru my cellphone!

Ankur said...

sol, u know the worst part... i can swim for hours... but i cant float somehow!!! :P

i guess m deprived of it!! :D

how u doin??
n where r u ?? if u dont mind answering ofcourse!! :D

g-man said...

ah its 'vacho!' pronounced vuh-chch-oh

i think 'pidicho!' would be more appropriate tho

weird language, eh?

btw, i happen to be a tamilian who has spent his entire life in kerala, and who prefers speaking english :|

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Oh GREAT! Then ADULT SWIM is the perfect channel for you!!

Will tell you details when I get back.

Ankur said...

hehe.. Adult Swim cant be perfect channel for me!! :P
do u like watchin it :O

Ankur said...

waiting for u to come back!!
say thanks to ur cell from my side btw!! ;)

Solitaire said...

@ ankur,

I do not have a TV, remember?

Ankur said...

i do remember... :D

and i dont watch TV tat much!! :D

maverick said...

adult swim??lol..there was this russian channel which used to air adult stuff at nites about 6-7 yrs back in india called TB 6...lol

Aneesh said...

sol,

No!!!
A kid is not supposed to do ADULT swim 'coz its certified as "A" -- censored positions/styles :)

Aneesh said...

@keshi,

Not that similar, thengka in Tamil and thenga in Mal, isn't it? :)

joiedevivre said...

adult swim..
hehe i really hav no idea..must hav been sum gud idea behind dat..
well i haven checked the link,,hav been a bit busy..

Alok Meshram said...

The same reason that Kenny dies in almost every episode of "South Park" and is alive again in the next one: It's their Channel!

Keshi said...

Aneesh I pronounce it as Thenga. LOL!

Sol, I can see u inside ur cell. :):)

Keshi.

Aneesh said...

keshi,

I know your pronounciation is bad :)

Ankur said...

Thrusday ho gaya!! !:D

how u doin!!

Princess Mia said...

where r u babes, its very unlikely of u to not update this blog......now am concerned :)

Keshi said...

**I know your pronounciation is bad

nah Aneesh just that pronounciation DIFFERS from person to person?

Keshi.

Solitaire said...

@ Princess,

Now you know where I was!

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

Now you know how I am doing.

Solitaire said...

@ Alok,

Aaah!! Someone who knows what Adult Swim is!

Solitaire said...

@ joie,

me too!

Solitaire said...

@ Aneesh,

Oh no!Now my mind is wandering!

Solitaire said...

@ Maverick,

Damn! How old were you then?

Ankur said...

oh so very much...
and now i know that u r now just doing fine, but doing great!!! :)

Have fun girlie.. u deserve every bit of it Dr Sneha!! :)

will raise a toast for u tonite!!
Cheers!!!

Ankur said...

*now nahi not hai!! :D

Aneesh said...

keshi,

Yah, certainly. But a word can have only one correct pronounciation, right?