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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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Sign My Poodle, S’il Vous Plait

My look back at “Weird Al” Yankovic’s catalog moves into the new millennium with Poodle Hat from 2003. The title apparently derived from a time when Al’s poodle Bela sat on his head. It’s kind of unusual among his album … Continue reading

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Is Satire Dead?

I recently saw a commercial for the Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen, and it kind of bugged me. Not the commercial itself, but how this kind of thing suggests that they’re really not taking Sheen’s criminal behavior seriously. I … Continue reading

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