Driving in on the toll road this afternoon, I had the radio on and was half-listening to a commercial for some Shell credit card, when I realized (with a start -- which is probably the anti-cliche for the NYT Metropolitan Diary's
overused saw "without skipping a beat") that the voice-over was coming from none other than Dr. Thaddeus Venture
, the ineffectual, developmentally-arrested, amphetamine-addicted scientist-patriarch of The Venture Brothers
Although the odds of me getting a Shell credit card were already approaching non-existence to begin with, hearing the voice of Dr. Venture as pitchman effectively bumped that down to zero.
As it happens, James Urbaniak, the voice of Doc Venture and others, mentions the Shell gig in his blog.
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