A great many babies were painted during the Renaissance. Or, maybe more accurately, one particular baby was painted over and over and over again, being adored by the magi or clinging to his mother Mary's bosom. Some of these babies Jesus were more memorable than others, for reasons good and bad; here, for instance, is a tumblr dedicated to The Ugly Babies of Renaissance Painting.
The silliest-looking of these babies appeared more like hairless, surly old men, their baffled and displeased heads stuck confused and confusingly atop an infant's stubby body. They looked, in other words, like the notoriously combative NBA referee Joey Crawford.
The young towel-dude who got reamed out, whistled at and stared down by Joey Crawford on television after responding too slowly to a spill during a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers, might want to remember this for the next time Crawford comes to town. When Crawford directs his signature laser-eyed disdain in the towel-dude's direction again -- and he will, he definitely will -- the towel kid can mutter to himself, "yeah, well you look like a mean old Renaissance baby." Maybe that will help.