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Re: Weird Al

Postby François » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:44 pm

Been going through my CDs again, and I'm pretty delighted at how well everything has aged. Except maybe The Night Santa Went Crazy, but that one's not really his fault.

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Postby Grath » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:38 pm

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Re: Weird Al

Postby François » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:41 am

i hadta get rid of it, you couldn't imagine the public outcry the moment a nekkid lady shows up on that sucker

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Re: Weird Al

Postby Bal » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:11 am



Still prefer MC Frontalot's effort on the subject from 2010


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Re: Weird Al

Postby Thad » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:30 am

François wrote:Been going through my CDs again, and I'm pretty delighted at how well everything has aged. Except maybe The Night Santa Went Crazy, but that one's not really his fault.


I thought Christmas at Ground Zero was the one that became retroactively uncomfortable.

I've seen him do The Night Santa Went Crazy live a couple times. (One time the machine that made the fake snow had some kind of malfunction and this guy sitting in the front row got completely covered in the stuff.)

(The front row at a Weird Al concert is messier than you think. Last time I saw him I sat in the front row and got his spit on me during Smells Like Nirvana -- you know, the part where he gargles.)

Bal wrote:


Still prefer MC Frontalot's effort on the subject from 2010


Hey, and he did one about grammar on the same album!



Does this mean...Weird Al is copying another musician?

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Re: Weird Al

Postby Disposable Ninja » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:30 pm

For the White Witch!

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Re: Weird Al

Postby François » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:41 pm

Thad wrote:
François wrote:Been going through my CDs again, and I'm pretty delighted at how well everything has aged. Except maybe The Night Santa Went Crazy, but that one's not really his fault.


I thought Christmas at Ground Zero was the one that became retroactively uncomfortable.


Well, I'd say the possibility of a nuclear apocalypse has only diminished since then (if only a little bit), while the possibility of a guy losing his marbles over some real-or-imagined slight and shooting up a bunch of innocents has practically turned into a quarterly occurrence.

Song's still catchy as hell though.

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Re: Weird Al

Postby TA » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:51 pm

You understand that the term "Ground Zero" carries connotations now that it did not in 1986?
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Weird Al

Postby François » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:52 pm

Ooooh right, I suppose so. Point taken.

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Re: Weird Al

Postby Thad » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:59 pm

Weird Al holistically administrates exceptional synergy with Mission Statement on WSJ.

Yankovic said in a recent Reddit AMA chat that when he ran into Nash last year in New York, Nash asked when Yankovic was going to record a parody of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Yankovic wrote, “I whipped out my iPhone and played ‘Mission Statement’ for him. Instant request! (He loved it, BTW.)”




ALSO: Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of UHF. Why is no one talking about this?

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Re: Weird Al

Postby Büge » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:19 pm

Because Victoria Jackson is a right-wing lunatic.

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Re: Weird Al

Postby Mothra » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:33 pm

Still holding out hope that everything Victoria Jackson has done for the past 15 years has been an elaborate work of high-concept satire on the level of Andy Kaufman.

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Postby Thad » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:39 pm

Büge wrote:Because Victoria Jackson is a right-wing lunatic.


And the only notable thing Michael Richards has done this century was a racist tirade.

But hey, Weird Al's got a new album out.

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Re: Weird Al

Postby Niku » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:45 pm

Watching UHF again in honor of the anniversary, it's really easy to forget just HOW fucking funny this movie really is. The blind man trying to solve the Rubik's Cube is like a sublime modern art installation of comedy.
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Re: Weird Al

Postby Thad » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:24 pm

The Atlantic has a good piece on Weird Al's media savvy (and posits a reason why he didn't just post all his videos on YouTube).

It also brings up that the digital age has given him increasing competition from amateurs and how that impacts his work. He said in a Reddit AMA that he wanted to do a Let It Go/Star Trek: TNG parody called "Make It So" but did a search and found out somebody had beaten him to the punch:


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Re: Weird Al

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:40 pm

Weird Al inspired UHF porn parody

Spatula City!
Spatula City!
Spatula City!
Spatula City!
Spatula City!



(P.S. that's a link to the AVclub story, not to the actual flick)

(P.P.S. sorry)
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Re: Weird Al

Postby Healy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:51 pm

Thad wrote:And speaking of Weird Al and the Onion: AV Club interview.

His favorite film is Top Secret. Which explains UHF.

Speaking of this, remember the sandwich Weird Al described in this interview? Well, some guys made it and ate it. Apparently it was pretty good!
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