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Old 09-28-2006, 02:14 AM
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AL's latest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw

He finally wrote a song about me!!! :D
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:26 AM
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Was that Judy Tenuta in the video? :examine:
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:43 AM
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Possible, she is a friend of ALs and has been in alot of his videos.

I was wondering if the one guy is Donnie Osmond...

Dick Van Patten is also in alot of AL videos, but I don't see him in this one.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:04 AM
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Was that Judy Tenuta in the video? :examine:
Judy is in this AL classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niJpJk8jDZ8&NR

along with Dr. Demento, Doug Llewelyn (the reporter from the people's court), and some others...

I saw Judy do stand up in Tampa about 8 years ago. She was great!
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Say what?!

So I am not the only major Weird Al fan on this board?!

Cool.
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:vibes: Weird Al
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:38 AM
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I've actually met AL...twice!!! Five years apart...and he was wearing the same bright orange vans shoes both times!
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That was hilarious.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:19 AM
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Default Re: AL's latest video...white and nerdy!

Already have a w-pedia entry on it, with interesting tidbits...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_&_Nerdy

Confirmation on Donnie Osmond as the "dancer" behind AL (behind both of them is Its the Schrodinger's equation for describing wave/particles).

Also confirm that Seth Green is the guy gesturing to AL's action figure collection, and Judy Tenuta is his girl.

I didn't catch that AL's shirt reads "Carl Sagan is my homeboy". I need to get that shirt and well as the sweater that he wears.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:17 AM
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I didn't catch that AL's shirt reads "Carl Sagan is my homeboy".
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I think you could capitalise on a whole "Nerdy and Proud" style line based on that concept. FNBN? :D
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:28 AM
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There have been a few songs of his about being 'white and nerdy'.

It has been a few years since he put out an album, and I'm glad to see a new one.

Though I kind of like the origional song a bit more, it is still a good one from Al.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:37 AM
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I have been listening to this song for days, I can almost sing it all the way through, though this million-words-a-minute thing isn't exactly my forte.

I write up lyric sheets that I can follow along. The grey areas are words that you don't have time to sing and just have to skip if you are singing this by yourself.

>>> Means you have to high-tail it to the next line without pause.

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White And Nerdy
by Al Yankovic

They see me mowin' my front lawn
I know they're all thinkin' I'm so
White and nerdy >>>

Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Can't-you-see-I'm white and nerdy
Look-at-me-I'm white and nerdy

I wanna roll with the gangstas
But so far they all think I'm too
White and nerdy >>>

Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Really, really white and nerdy >>>

First in my class here at MIT
Got skills, I'm a champion at D&D
M.C. Escher, that's my favorite M.C.
Keep you're 40, I'll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin, to the contrary
You'll find that they're quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Stephen Haw-king's in my library >>>

My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
Got people beggin' for my top eight spaces
Yo, I know pi to a thousand places
Ain't got no grillz but I still wear braces
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I'm a wiz at Minesweeper, I could play for days
Once you've see my sweet moves, you're gonna stay amazed
My fingers movin' so fast I'll set the place ablaze >>>

There's no killer app I haven't run (run)
At Pascal, well I'm number one (one)
Do vector calculus just for fun
I ain't got a gat, but I got a soldering gun (what?)
Happy Days is my favorite theme song
I could sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
I'll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
I'm fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon

(Here's the part I sing on...)

You see me roll on my Segway
I know in my heart they think I'm
White and nerdy >>>

Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Can't-you-see-I'm white and nerdy
Look-at-me-I'm white and nerdy

I'd like to roll with the gangstas
Although it's apparent I'm too
White and nerdy >>>

Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
I'm-just-too-white and ner-dy >>>
How'd-I-get-so white and nerdy

I been browsin', inspectin' X-Men comics
You know I collect 'em
The pens in my pocket, I must protect ‘em
My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shoppin' online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized Holy Grail really well
I can recite it right now and have you R-O-T-F-L-O-L >>>

I got a business doing websites (websites)
When my friends need some code, who do they call?
I do H-T-M-L for 'em all
Even made a homepage for my dog, yo >>>
I got myself a fanny pack
They were havin' a sale down at The Gap >>>
Spend my nights with a role of bubble wrap
Pop, pop - hope no one sees me . gettin' freaky

I'm nerdy in the extreme
Whiter than sour cream
I was in AV club and glee club
And even the chess team >>>
Only question I ever thought was hard
Was ‘Do I like Kirk . or do I like Picard?"
Spend every weekend at the-Ren.ais.sance Faire
Got my name on my underwear

They see me strollin', they're laughin'
And rollin' their eyes cause I'm so
White and nerdy >>>

Just-because-I'm white and nerdy
Just-because-I'm white and nerdy
All-because-I'm white and nerdy
Holy-cow-I'm white and nerdy

I wanna bowl with the gangstas
But oh well, it's obvious I'm
White and nerdy >>>

Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
Think-I'm-just-too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and ner-dy >>>
Look-at-me-I'm white and nerdy
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:15 PM
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:roflcopt: That rocks. I swear his flow is faster than the original in parts. (Speaking of which, here it is, just fyi.)

I have to watch Al's again, but right now I think the Pacman in red lights is my favorite touch.

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Old 10-02-2006, 09:32 PM
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Confirmation on Donnie Osmond as the "dancer" behind AL (behind both of them is Its the Schrodinger's equation for describing wave/particles).
My favourite part. I love Weird Al! :wriggle:
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:23 AM
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:roflcopt: That rocks. I swear his flow is faster than the original in parts. (Speaking of which, here it is, just fyi.)

I have to watch Al's again, but right now I think the Pacman in red lights is my favorite touch.
I saw an interview where AL admitted that he often speeds up the tempo of his song parodies. He reportedly does this for several reasons, not all of which I can recall, but he said that if he went the full length of some songs, that comedic aspect would start to fade, like a movie that is too long. Songs often sound a bit funnier faster as well. Lastly, he likes to play/sing fast. I think he mentioned some other reason, but I can't remember it.

There is somewhat of a buzz on some sites about the White and Nerdy sweater and buying one. I wouldn't be surprised if AL sells a likeness once a tour starts up.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:44 AM
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Eh, I can sing both songs pretty easy. I kind of like most of Chamillionare's album.
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Huh! I may have to figure out how to get access to this. Sadly, it's not one of the ones included on the album.
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It's on YouTube, link in the OP.
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:22 AM
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Weird Al's album, "Straight Outta Lynwood" debuted on the Billboard charts at #10, AL's first top ten album!!!

AND!!! they also have the "White and Nerdy" hoody that AL wears in the video on Weirdal.com!!!

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You know, I've not heard a Dr Demento show in years. Used to listen to it religiously on AFKN.

I do like Al.

This one I've not seen before
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnR6LZqEUeA

Amish Paradise. Party like it's 1699.

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Old 10-13-2006, 04:13 AM
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White and Nerdy is also #9 on the hot singles chart, another first for AL (first top ten song).

Amish Paradise is an oldie from "Bad Hair Day". Got him into some trouble with Coolio, who did not find the song too amusing. I also wonder if he will play it given the school shooting, etc.

My favorite AL song of all time is "Dare to be Stupid", and is also one of my favorite videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nIlFsERnmk

Mark Mothersbaugh, of Devo, has stated that this song is a better Devo song than Devo ever could write. And that he hated Al for it!!!

"Settle down, raise a family, join the PTA
Buy some sensible shoes and a Chevyrolet
And party 'till you're broke and they drive you away
It's OK, you can dare to be stupid"
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Amish Paradise is an oldie from "Bad Hair Day". Got him into some trouble with Coolio, who did not find the song too amusing.
As I understand it, the problem was that Coolio did not give permission to parody his song. However, Al was not informed of this, in fact, he was told that he had Coolio's permission. Someone other than Al had messed-up and Al was very apologetic to Coolio for the problem. But, I don't think the actual truth is known.

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Although Yankovic traditionally secures permission from the artists he parodies (even though this is not legally required), and was told by his record label that Coolio had given permission, Coolio later claimed that he had not given such permission. This created a minor controversy, as speculation surfaced that Coolio had actually given permission but later claimed he hadn't in the fear that allowing the parody wouldn't be seen as "cool," or that Yankovic's record label lied to Yankovic in the hopes that the song would become popular. Yankovic later stated on VH-1's Behind the Music that he had written a sincere letter of apology to Coolio which was never returned, and that Coolio never complained when he received his royalty check from proceeds of the song. A series of photos taken at the XM Satellite Radio booth at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show suggests that Yankovic and Coolio may have made amends. According to Al, he was as surprised as anyone when Coolio came over to chat.

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Yeah the most recent comment I've heard from Coolio on the issue was on VH1's Top 40 Most un-Hip-Hop Moments. He said (paraphrasing) that he doesn't have a problem with Al parodying his songs or songs in general, he was just upset because he felt "Gangster's Paradise" was too serious a song (or too emotional or important to him or something) to be parodied like that. It does seem that the two have made up on the issue, though, water under the bridge and all that.
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It wouldn't matter if Coolio did mind, there is jackshit he can do about it anyway the sooky little bitch.

Al should just tell him to shut his lame-arse trap, and stop taking himself so fucking seriously. What a loser.
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Weird Al is a genius.

He is totally underrated as a musician. Yeah, he writes goofy songs, but he's also a talented multi-instrumentalist with perfect pitch, and he's never written a forced rhyme in his life. He also has a reputation for being the consummate professional, great to work with -- AND he and his wife gave their daughter a totally sane name.

If he'd decided to Sell Out, there is not a doubt in my mind that he could have fashioned an incredibly lucrative career writing clever, catchy pop songs for the best in the business. Instead he decided to follow his muse and do his talent real justice. And who woulda thunk, back in 1986, that in 20 years' time Weird Al would still have a viable career and a relevant message, while Madonna and Michael Jackson descend into irrelevance and insanity?

He is my hero. I hope that I can be half as accomplished someday. And I also hope I am not alone in thinking that he's really, really cute. Looky!
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