I have been a fan of “Weird Al” Yankovic since I was kid. Whether it was memorizing all the lines in “Albuquerque” or singing “Amish Paradise” whenever “Gangster’s Paradise” came on the radio, Weird Al and his well crafted lyrics encouraged my creativity and taught me that the potential for humor is everywhere.
For decades now, this icon of parody is always topical, brave and hilarious without the use of swears or being blatantly raunchy. Yankovic’s latest album, Mandatory Fun, is out now and I couldn’t be more pleased. Check out “Word Crimes” (a parody of Robin Thicke’s over played and misogynistic “Blurred Lines” all you grammar and word nerd will love!)
If you’re like me and that’s not enough Weird Al, then you should definitely buy his album on iTunes. Move aside Queen, personally I think “Sports Song” should be played at every single sporting event ever! “We’re great! And you Suck!”
Also, I have to mention how brilliantly the song “Tacky” (based on Pharrell’s “Happy”) outlines pretty much every social taboo that now seems to be commonplace. Such as, “I would live-tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased.” I’ve seen people do this and it’s not okay.
Thank you Weird Al Yankovic! Thank you for keeping the humor and for doing what you do and doing it so well!
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