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Bat vs. Bird

Batman Returns – I saw this film in the theater when it was new, but hadn’t watched it in years. As with the first Tim Burton Batman film, there’s a very interesting look to the whole thing, sleek and kind … 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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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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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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Where’s My Liquid Paper?

I believe “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1986 release Polka Party! remains his worst-selling album. It does seem to have been somewhat rushed out after his last record, and lacks a big hit parody. At the time I was getting Al’s albums … Continue reading

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