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David Spade Is Aware of That Weird Kurt Cobain Mural, but Does He Agree That It’s Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away?

The world may never know.

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It’s better to burn out than fade away, but is it also better to be mistaken for Kurt Cobain? David Spade finds himself grappling with that odd, existential question this week, as images of a mural of his face accompanied by that Kurt Cobain quote (which originally came from the Neil Young song “Hey Hey, My My [Into the Black]” circulated online.

“Everyone is sending me this” tweeted the actor, late of such classics as “Tommy Boy” and “Black Sheep.” That’s all he said on the matter, leaving us all to wonder whether he’s amused, weirded out, or perhaps some combination of the two; Cobain quoted the line in his suicide note, after all, which Young found quite upsetting. The mural is painted on the side of a building in Linz, Austria, suggesting that “Joe Dirt” is just as uproarious with German subtitles as it is in the original English.

Spade was most recently seen playing himself on the short-lived Cameron Crowe series “Roadies” and also appeared in the Netflix Originals “Love” and “Sandy Wexler.” We may never know who his favorite Little Rascal is.

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