Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Quite a few people in the world have seen my penis... that's kinda cool."

So says Spencer Elden, the naked swimmer on the cover of Nervana's Nevermind.

"I'm just a normal kid living it up and doing the best I can while I'm here."

According to
an interview on NPR, the 1991 photo was an accident. Kirk Weddle, the photographer, was a friend of Spencer's dad.

Weddle called and asked Spencer's father if he wanted to "make 200 bucks and throw your kid in the drink?"

A few months later Spencer was naked in the window of Tower Records.

So, how's Spencer today?

Like most kids his age, he's complaining. He says his friends are "playing Rock Band on Xbox, like, that's not a real band!" and that high school sucks.

"Same people, same teachers ... going to your locker, worrying about stupid girls..." he says.

Sounds pretty normal for a kid who's had his penis on display on Sunset Boulevard.

But then again, who hasn't?

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