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White & Nerdy:
When I think of Weird Al Yankovic's parodies, I mostly think of the 1980s. But his recent White & Nerdy is a pretty hilarious parody of Chamillionaire's Ridin.
Edward Lee (www):
I'm pretty impressed that he got Schrodinger's equation in there.
1.21.2007 4:44pm
goblin (mail):
I Found Free PlayBoy Girls, you need view this.
Absolutely FREE PlayBoy &Penthouse:

http://www.girlsupdates.com/gateway.php
1.21.2007 4:56pm
Cornellian (mail):
It's scary how many guys I know who are like that.
1.21.2007 6:53pm
liberty (mail) (www):
that is awesome. thats probably the funniest and truest one i've ever seen.
1.21.2007 6:56pm
Dr. T (mail) (www):
I prefer Weird Al's "It's All About the Pentiums" (a 1999 parody of "It's All About the Benjamins"). His substitution of computer jargon for rapper/gangsta talk works well, and his music video version keeps the look and feel of the Puff Daddy video.
1.21.2007 7:38pm
Jonathan H. Adler (mail) (www):
Yo Orin. For some of us, this video cuts a bit close to home.

JHA
1.21.2007 8:12pm
OrinKerr:
JHA,

I don't think of you as *that* gangsta.
1.21.2007 8:15pm
B-Fos:
Don't forget his "Couch Potato," artfully parodying Eminem's Lose Yourself.
1.21.2007 8:16pm
Cornellian (mail):
Weird Al has had a lot of great parodies over the years. The parody branch of fair use law was made for that guy.
1.21.2007 8:51pm
Dan Simon (mail) (www):
Another hilarious recent Weird Al video--and perhaps more apropos here on this blog--is "Don't Download This Song"...
1.21.2007 9:01pm
crane (mail):
It probably says something about me that, for a number of popular songs, I know the Weird Al parodies better than I know the songs themselves.
1.21.2007 9:09pm
Lev:
dittos to crane
1.21.2007 10:10pm
liberty (mail) (www):
Both "It's All About the Benjamins" and the parody appear to suck. I much prefer the white &nerdy duo.
1.21.2007 10:21pm
Cornellian (mail):
Other recommendations

"Eat It" (parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It")
"Another One Rides the Bus" (parody of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust")
"Smells Like Nirvana" (parody of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit")

Al's been at this for a long time and he's accumulated quite a body of work.

Wonder if he'll turn out a "greatest hits" DVD at some point.
1.22.2007 12:36am
Lev:
How could one leave "Trash Day" off the list? Or "Bob"?
1.22.2007 12:44am
Alan K. Henderson (mail) (www):
It probably says something about me that, for a number of popular songs, I know the Weird Al parodies better than I know the songs themselves.

Heh, I've never even heard of Chamillionaire. Maybe I'm too white and nerdy. Too nerdy, at any rate...
1.22.2007 12:55am
Dave Sheldon (mail):
Interesting fact: the single for White and Nerdy was Weird Al's first Billboard Top Ten single, and the album Straight Outta Lynwood is Weird Al's first Billboard Top Ten album.
1.22.2007 1:48am
Mike G in Corvallis (mail):
Heh. I thought "Fat" was a work of genius.
1.22.2007 2:24am
Daniel Chapman (mail):
Gotta toss in my vote for "Yoda"
1.22.2007 7:41am
JK:
I saw a quote from Weird Al once to the effect of: whenever I release an album people seem to say, "wow that guy is still around," or "weird Al is making a comeback." The fact is he's made pretty consistently funny work, but since his songs don't tend ot have a lot of lasting appeal (they don't stay popular for a long period of time; no joke is as funny the 15th time you heard it), so you tend to forget about him by the time he releases a new album.
1.22.2007 8:45am
Apodaca:
I'm pretty impressed that he got Schrodinger's equation in there.
Too bad he wrongly replaced Dirac's constant with Planck's constant. Then again, maybe he was just testing us.
1.22.2007 12:23pm
keypusher (mail):
Amish Paradise, anyone?
1.22.2007 2:12pm
Gil Milbauer (mail) (www):
And I thought commenters at this site would be most amused by his I'll Sue Ya".

http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/illsueya.html
1.22.2007 3:12pm
MSG:
Cornellian said: "Weird Al has had a lot of great parodies over the years. The parody branch of fair use law was made for that guy."

Except, of course, he doesn't rely on fair use. Weird Al always asks permission before making a parody. His policy is to avoid doing so if the artist objects (though they rarely do). See: http://www.weirdal.com/faq.htm. Yes, I am a huge geek.
1.23.2007 2:52pm
John M. Perkins (mail):
So what's Orin's 4th take on Ridin Dirty?
1.24.2007 2:51pm