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Not All Scumbags Are the Same

As of late, it seems like every celebrity or politician is turning out to be creepy and abusive. I’m glad people are speaking up about it, but it just appears disturbingly common. I’m sure part of it is due to … Continue reading

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Now I Eat Humble Pie

Beth and I watched last week’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher last night. I sometimes think we should just skip them if we miss them, since they’re related to current events, but Beth likes to be caught up … Continue reading

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What Will Haven Be

One thing I’ve seen noted about the future in Back to the Future Part II is that it more or less assumed certain trends would continue in the same way. Inflation was particularly bad in the 1980s, so there were … Continue reading

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Diving for Doughnuts

There was a gap of about three years in between the UHF soundtrack and “Weird Al” Yankovic’s next album, Off the Deep End. He actually recorded a lot of it in 1990, but he wasn’t sure what to do for … Continue reading

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Yo, Ding Dong, Man, Ding Dong, Ding Dong, Yo

While “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Polka Party! didn’t sell all that well, Al came back onto the scene with 1988’s Even Worse, with its lead single again parodying Michael Jackson with a food-related theme. This was the first time the album … 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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Satan Eats Cheese Whiz

Since my look back at “Weird Al” Yankovic’s first album went pretty well, I might as well continue with his second, “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D. This time, there’s very little accordion, and the parodies sound a lot more like … Continue reading

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