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Prime Time Ain’t No Time to Think

1989 saw the release of the film UHF, which is funny and very quotable, but was not a commercial success. It starts “Weird Al” Yankovic as George Newman, a ne’er-do-well dreamer who finds himself managing a small television station, and … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends

Released in 1985, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s third album, Dare to Be Stupid, showed higher production values than the first two. Al was more of an established artist by this time, and the label was presumably willing to spend more on … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Your Number

Picture by John Vernon Lord I mentioned on Twitter last night that, when I hear the number forty-two, I don’t think of Jackie Robinson, but rather of Douglas Adams or Lewis Carroll. I guess that’s largely because I’m just not … Continue reading

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