Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Weird Al Yankovic “Word Crimes”

Time once again for our usual midweek feature.

The latest album by “Weird Al” Yankovic is entitled “Mandatory Fun” and is the inspiration for his long-awaited mainstream acceptance, especially for his parody of Pharrell William's song “Happy” entitled “Tacky.” ABC News announced its "discovery" of the phenomenon last Monday night. And the aforementioned video includes a few mainstream comedic celebrities. Yeah, that song is okay, but the one featured here is our favorite from off that album.

Sure, all the cool kids know him now. But the REALLY cool kids were listening to him do "Another One Rides The Bus" in the late 1970s on syndicated radio's "The Doctor Demento Show." And yours truly went to his concert thirty years ago.

That puts us ahead of the curve, don't you think?

Or don't you?

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