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Nirvana Baby Has a Posse
May 5, 2010 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Spencer Elden now works for Shepard Fairey – or, to put it another way, the Nirvana Nevermind baby now works for the Obama Hope guy. Or, to quote Kottke, "Yo dawg, I herd you like pop culture, so I put some pop culture in your pop culture so your brain can fucking explode from all the popular you've cultured."
posted by WCityMike (22 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nirvana Baby Has a Posse Penis. FTFY.
posted by ericb at 2:23 PM on May 5, 2010


I have no comment on his new job, save to note that an interview I once saw with Spencer Elden had him observing that his wide exposure from first modelling job has given him the best pick up line EVAR: "Would you like to see my penis again?"
posted by ricochet biscuit at 2:27 PM on May 5, 2010 [22 favorites]


This has something to do with Frances Farmer getting her revenge.
posted by Babblesort at 2:27 PM on May 5, 2010


Yo dawg, I heard you like your memes old, so I used an old meme!
posted by delmoi at 2:31 PM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


Wait, so they just threw him in the pool? Do babies have some natural don't-swallow-water capability I don't know about?
posted by circular at 2:34 PM on May 5, 2010


Meme? It's called a Joke Hack.
posted by mr.marx at 2:34 PM on May 5, 2010 [4 favorites]


Do babies have some natural don't-swallow-water capability I don't know about?

Yep!
posted by empath at 2:36 PM on May 5, 2010 [9 favorites]


Do babies have some natural don't-swallow-water capability I don't know about?

Yep!


Huh, I never associated the act of splashing water on one's face with that reflex until I just read that Wiki article, but it makes perfect sense. Neat!
posted by Burhanistan at 2:39 PM on May 5, 2010


Like a Mikimoto of pop.
posted by JackarypQQ at 2:47 PM on May 5, 2010


Don't forget, lots of babies are actually born completely underwater (NSFWish Wikipedia).
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 2:56 PM on May 5, 2010


TWPL: I thought that superpower (water birth) came from the attached umbilical cord though...
posted by circular at 3:03 PM on May 5, 2010


Have you guys heard of WaterBabies? It's a swimming program for babies and their parents - I apparently did this as an infant, and really wanted to do this with my daughter when she was born but could only find one program and that was on the other side of the country or something.

Anyway, yeah - babies do great underwater. For a time, at least.
posted by deliquescent at 3:19 PM on May 5, 2010


IANAD; I don't really know how breathing via umbilical cord transitions to breathing via nose and mouth. But I'm fairly certain newborns can do both at once, so underwater births amount to babies being able to drown, yet holding their breath instinctively. Older babies who have breathed independently for a while (like Spencer Elden in the original album art) may have a bit more trouble than fresh-from-the-womb babies.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:30 PM on May 5, 2010


cue thousands of reports world wide of babies being tossed randomly into deep water.
posted by philip-random at 4:12 PM on May 5, 2010


cue thousands of reports world wide of babies being tossed randomly into deep water.

Someone get P J Harvey on the phone!
posted by Houyhnhnm at 4:12 PM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


Have you guys heard of WaterBabies? It's a swimming program for babies and their parents - I apparently did this as an infant

Me too! I actually had my photo in the City newspaper as a less-than-one-year-old while partaking in one of these programs. Unlike Spencer Elden, however, my wang was safely concealed in my trunks.
posted by Kirk Grim at 4:43 PM on May 5, 2010


A friend and I were talking a couple years ago about starting a zeitgeist-defining urban legend that the Nevermind baby grew up, enlisted in the armed forces, and was killed in Iraq...
posted by Ian A.T. at 4:56 PM on May 5, 2010


In related news, Bee Girl is doing an internship with Banksy.
posted by mhum at 5:02 PM on May 5, 2010 [11 favorites]


Job interview transcript:

Nirvana baby dude: Hey I'm the guy who was the baby on the cover of Nevermind.
Shepard Fairy: Want a job?
Nirvana baby dude: Yeah.
Shepard Fairy: Can you use Adobe Illustrator?
Nirvana baby dude: Yeah.
Shepard Fairy: Hired.
posted by Liquidwolf at 6:04 PM on May 5, 2010 [4 favorites]


I did water babies with my son and can speak personally of the efficacy of dunking a baby and their ability to cheerfully survive. What I was trained to do (And parents of small ones! You can try this at home!) was to blow into my son's face, causing him to reflexively gasp, then drop his little ass under the water. He would pop up like a cork, with a big-ass smile on his face. We used special diapers to keep the little tykes from filling the pool with number one and number two. Fun times. I'd like to think that because of water babies, my son today is an excellent swimmer who was never afraid of the water. I bet Nirvana baby is a good swimmer, too.
posted by msali at 7:11 PM on May 5, 2010


YO DAWG I HERD YO AND YO DAWG LIKE YO YOS SO WE PUT YO DAWG IN A YO YO SO YO CAN YO YO YO DAWG WHILE YO DAWG YO YOS, DAWG.
posted by jcruelty at 7:54 PM on May 5, 2010 [9 favorites]


They didn't just throw him in. His dad was holding him.

If you look at the cover, you can see where the father's hand was airbrushed out.
posted by fontor at 10:24 PM on May 5, 2010


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