Jan 12 2017

Complete Works of “Weird Al” – Yes Please

Weird Al Yankovic is releasing 14 albums in a variety of formats, including good ol’ fashioned vinyl. As you can see, you can get the albums in a “Squeeze Box” styled to look like Mr Y’s signature accordion. Good stuff. Video follows.

You know who else likes Weird Al, like, a lot? Lin-Manuel Miranda. The guy who wrote a little show called “Hamilton”. So we’re in good company.


Jul 21 2012

James Holmes’ Father Goes To Colorado, and Reflections on TV News, TMZ, and Kids Doing Journalism

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James Holmes, the man accused of shooting dozens of people at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, will get a visit from his father.

From where did I get this news? TMZ.

Yes, that TMZ. Weird Al did a song parody of Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ called ‘TMZ’ on his recent album Alpocalypse. Whenever I hear “TMZ”, I think of that song. (This is why there’s a Weird Al video at the top of this post.) I certainly don’t think “trenchant news reporting”. So I was surprised to find that this particular TMZ broadcast did a nice job of reporting on the Colorado shooting.

Here are some of my thoughts about the awful event in Colorado, how it was covered in the media, and kids practicing the ancient art of journalism from their bedrooms.  Read more »


Jun 21 2011

Weird Al Yankovic’s Alpocalypse $3.99 at Amazon [DaddyDeal]

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DaddyDeal for today only — Alpocalypse, Weird Al Yankovic‘s latest. Read more »


Jun 13 2011

Weird Al Sings Pac-Man

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Here’s a Weird Al Yankovic tune I’ve never heard before — Pac-Man, a parody of the Beatles’ Taxman. Read more »


May 14 2009

Weird Al – Constipated

A parody of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated.” User-created video.

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May 14 2009

Weird Al – Amish Paradise Sing A Long

My oldest son has recently developed an appreciation for Weird Al, something I heartily endorse.

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