Monday, August 27, 2018

Make America Weird Again

Funny, in all of my years blogging, I've never posted about 'Weird' Al Yankovic, though like most members of my age cohort, I consider myself a fan. At any rate, Weird Al just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, in true Weird Al fashion, he was awesome about it:

Besides being a brilliant parodist and a wicked accordion player, Weird Al has a great human rights record. He's also a loyal friend, having early champion Dr Demento at his side for the Walk of Fame ceremony. From everything I've ever heard about the man, he's a genuinely nice guy, and the affection he inspires in others is not only genuine, but reciprocated:

For the record, my favorite Weird Al song is not a parody of a particular number, but his 1985 sendup of 1950s doo-wop:

Generally speaking, I am not a proponent of celebrity candidates, but I think I could get behind a WEIRD AL 2020 campaign.

1 comment:

Sirius Lunacy said...

I love One More Minute as well, but for reasons I can't explain The Brady Bunch is my fave. It helps that he put together a very talented band as well.