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Tzimished, Fachottered, and Tzebulbet Am I

Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, by Mark Cohen – I’m a fan of Sherman’s song parodies, but I can’t say I really knew that much about his life, aside from bits and pieces I picked up … Continue reading

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Goldeneh Moments from Broadway

There Is Nothing Like a Lox: The Lost Song Parodies of Allan Sherman – While Sherman used many different sorts of humor in his songs, he is particularly known for Jewish-themed parodies. While some of the stereotypes are still current, … Continue reading

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One True Parody

In a recent NPR interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic, he responds to a question about Cookie Monster‘s parody of “Call Me Maybe” with “Yeah, Cookie Monster is my No. 1 competition right now.” Apparently he’s forgetting that Cookie Monster did … Continue reading

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We’re Just Technologically Impaired

After Alapalooza, “Weird Al” Yankovic didn’t put out another album until 1996, although in the interim his label released a boxed set. It was all material from previous albums aside from the demo version of “My Bologna” and a new … Continue reading

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I Get By on All My Prehistoric Knowhow

Alapalooza – “Weird Al” Yankovic’s eighth album, released in 1993, was named after the Lollapalooza music festival, but the cover design references Jurassic Park. In fact, some copies of it had a sticker clearly stating that it was NOT the … Continue reading

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Martian Ham, Pork from Space

Dr. Seuss’s legendary Green Eggs and Ham recently made the news when Ted Cruz read it out loud during his not-really-a-filibuster against Obamacare. Strange that he would choose this book while decrying something he hadn’t tried. Wasn’t he kind of … Continue reading

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Alco-Holidays

Cinco de Mayo has caught the public attention here in the States in recent years, but I don’t know how many people actually realize what it’s celebrating. I get the impression that it’s mostly just an excuse to drink, essentially … Continue reading

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