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28 Sep 06

mystery kid

so, here’s something weird.

for a few years, my brother scott has been using this photo as his msn image (as well as his avatar):

he randomly found it on the internet, but it’s pretty great because it could very well have been him at age 10…that is, if he ever had a terrible haircut, big glasses, and an old school leafs shirt. it’s close enough to have made me ask him once, “that’s not you, is it?”

anyway, while perusing the “wall of awesome” at soundscapes (you know the one – more often than not, the cd i’m looking to buy is on this wall), i happened to flip open the new henri faberge and the adorables cd and discovered this:

note the photo in the top left corner. (you can click on the image for a larger view).

so, this is a mystery: who is this kid? is it REALLY brendan howlett of the adorables? enquiring minds, blahblahblah.

4 Responses to “mystery kid”

  1. 1
    Sofi Says:

    I was wondering the exact same thing when I saw that kid on Brendan’s myspace page a while back.

    I will do some sleuthing and get back to you.

  2. 2
    Hilary Says:

    um. yes, it really IS brendan, and your brother owes him royalties.

  3. 3
    Sofi Says:

    From the man himself:


    okay thats AMAZING

    yeah, it is actually me. over the last couple years, people have sent me links to people using the picture on messsage boards etc, but it’s never been traced BACK to me.


    and yeah, that’s my grade 1 or 2 class picture. somewhere around there.


  4. 4
    pager Says:

    yeah, i’ll make sure scott pays him royalties from all the money he’s making off of his image on

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