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Old 10-31-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Does he have an official name: Astro baby... ?

You know the little guy I'm talking about. Originally seen during ZooTV and on the cover of Zooropa, now he's back on the 360 tour reciting Space Oddity and talking about spacejunk, usually right before "Ultraviolet" is played.

Does he have an official name? I've never quite known. Seems I've heard him referred to as Astro Baby or Astro Boy, but I know Astro Boy is also the name of an old Japanese cartoon...

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I've always called it the Zoobaby. Not sure I'd ever heard "Astro Baby" until U2.com randomly used it this tour.
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Cheers. Maybe his name changes with the tour he's brought along on. In any case, it's good to see him back. Wish they'd do more with him.
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His name is Horatio Thaddeus Stub.
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I dont know but I him.
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I think the official is Zoobaby, that's what my Zooropa t-shirt was named in the U2.com store. And that's the only name I heard until U2.com started the Astro Baby stuff this year.
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I don't know but he hasn't age a bit over the years, good for him
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:07 PM   #8
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It's the Zoo baby, Christ, everything from Zoo TV was so classy.
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I'm not sure "classy" is the right word. There was a lot of decadence, trash, throw away, etc... that was kind of the point.
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I'm not sure "classy" is the right word. There was a lot of decadence, trash, throw away, etc... that was kind of the point.


But I think Gav was referring to how pretty much everything during Zoo TV sounded and looked cool and stylish! I don't think "classy" is that bad an adjective to use in this context.

Now if you call Popmart trash and throwaway, I can kinda see it. But of course it was all drenched in irony. And Popmart was cool as heck too but not quite as classy as Zoo TV. In my humble opinion.
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It's Zoobabeh.

And he was on the Vertigo Tour as well
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I him. I think if I ever break down and get a tattoo it's going to be him with the stars around.
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I him. I think if I ever break down and get a tattoo it's going to be him with the stars around.



I've always called him the achtung baby.
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Should I make a thread about this?

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I don't know if there's an official name, but I thought Zooronaut made sense, and I used that as my SN when I first joined @U2, and then later when I started taking the blue crack. Astronauts navigate space, Zooronauts navigate the Zoo. Hence...
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I've always called him ZooBaby. He's one the Vertigo Tour DVD and is supposed to be on the 360 DVD? I'm not seeing him on 360 till DVD. He's really cool! I always think of him going "Mama, mama, mama" repeatedly like he did before Zoo Station on the Vertigo Tour Live from Chicago. And for the record Zooropa is one of the coolest album covers of all time!



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I him. I think if I ever break down and get a tattoo it's going to be him with the stars around.
i got him tattooed on my ankle ages ago. i actually forgot about it momentarily while describing the zoobaby intro from 360 to someone.
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I've always called him The Zooropa Baby. Got so excited when I saw him on the intro to Ultraviolet at the Rose Bowl, imploring the crowd to "turn on your radio... turn on your radio..." in a spaced-out robot voice... so cool
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