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The Technomancer
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(03-20-2017, 04:33 PM)
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Every time I ask myself this question I come back to this track. It's just firing on all cylinders.

That video

https://youtu.be/qpMvS1Q1sos

The density of good shit in the lyrics

I'm down with Bill Gates, I call him "Money" for short
I phone him up at home and I make him do my tech support

You've gotta be the dumbest newbie I've ever seen
You've got white-out all over your screen
You think your Commodore 64 is really neato
What kinda chip you got in there, a Dorito?

Your database is a disaster
You're waxin' your modem, tryin' to make it go faster
Hey fella, I bet you're still livin' in your parents' cellar
Downloadin' pictures of Sarah Michelle Gellar
And postin' "Me too!" like some brain-dead AOL-er
I should do the world a favor and cap you like Old Yeller
You're just about as useless as jpegs to Hellen Keller

Got a flat-screen monitor forty inches wide wide
I believe that your says "Etch-A-Sketch" on the side
In a 32-bit world, you're a 2-bit user
You've got your own newsgroup, "alt.total-loser"

What a pitch perfect snapshot of a certain part of the 90s the whole thing is
Arkeband
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(03-20-2017, 04:36 PM)
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It's kind of amazing how the song encapsulates 90's computing but all of the references still make sense to the modern audience.

Running with Scissors was, IMO, his best album.
hoserx
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(03-20-2017, 04:37 PM)
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Weird Al is one of the true geniuses of our time. I mean this in 100% seriousness.
Sapiens
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(03-20-2017, 04:38 PM)
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Joseph Joestar's favourite.
collige
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(03-20-2017, 04:39 PM)
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Either Amish Paradise or White & Nerdy
SodiumBenzoate
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(03-20-2017, 04:39 PM)
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Albuquerque was my favorite on that album

Originally Posted by Taxman

Albuquerque is the consummate Weird Al song.

Originally Posted by MarauderShields

Albuquerque is the best for sure

glad it isn't just me!
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efyu_lemonardo
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(03-20-2017, 04:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by hoserx

Weird Al is one of the true geniuses of our time. I mean this in 100% seriousness.

His range is pretty incredible. Check out his Lady Gaga video!
MarauderShields
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(03-20-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Albuquerque is the best for sure
Meatfist
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(03-20-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Virus Alert, White and Nerdy and Jackson Park Express are probably my favorites. Dude is amazing
The Technomancer
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(03-20-2017, 04:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by collige

Either Amish Paradise or White & Nerdy

I don't think it's a coincidence that a lot of his best tracks a hip hop parodies, he's actually got really good flow. Couch Potato is also really good
efyu_lemonardo
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(03-20-2017, 04:42 PM)
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Was expecting many to say it's The Saga Begins (American Pie/SW episode I)
ZealousD
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(03-20-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Amish Paradise - Best parody
Dare to Be Stupid - Best imitation
FliXFantatier
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(03-20-2017, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by collige

Either Amish Paradise or White & Nerdy

I concur.
Taxman
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(03-20-2017, 04:45 PM)
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Albuquerque is the consummate Weird Al song.
zeemumu
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(03-20-2017, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by collige

Either Amish Paradise or White & Nerdy

I'd go with Amish Paradise
Sir_Crocodile
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(03-20-2017, 04:46 PM)
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White & Nerdy or The Saga Begins. The Saga Begins is also technically impressive as it was mostly written from internet spoilers before the movie came out.

His new stuff is good though, loved Word Crimes and Foil especially. Also, the Conan "Tacky" video was better then the official one lol
The Technomancer
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(03-20-2017, 04:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Taxman

Albuquerque is the consummate Weird Al song.

To this day I can't get on a plane without remembering how to survive a crash...
Ganhyun
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(03-20-2017, 04:48 PM)
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He does really well with all his songs.

I cant pick a favorite.
whytemyke
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(03-20-2017, 04:49 PM)
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You guys ever listen to The Night Santa Went Crazy?

I just gave it a listen this past Christmas season and man, that song is DARK. Funny, but damn dark.
LordRaptor
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(03-20-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Bob is amazing, and totally underrated
Rad-
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Doorknob? Penis.
School? Penis.
Date night? Penis.
(03-20-2017, 04:51 PM)
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I just watched the White and Nerdy video and realized that it's Key and Peele in the beginning wtf.
AlexMogil
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(03-20-2017, 04:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ganhyun

He does really well with all his songs.

I cant pick a favorite.

Same here. Right now it's Word Crimes.

I pre ordered the Squeeze Box set and I already own all his albums anyway.

Best concerts I have ever been to.


Originally Posted by whytemyke

You guys ever listen to The Night Santa Went Crazy?

I just gave it a listen this past Christmas season and man, that song is DARK. Funny, but damn dark.


It's actually edited because it went too far.
efyu_lemonardo
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(03-20-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Gump is another one I love. Beverly Hillbillies as well. Jurassic Park.
itwasTuesday
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(03-20-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Drew Carey as Mase when he touches the light tube and freaks out cause its hot.
Best part
error4041
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(03-20-2017, 04:55 PM)
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Weird Al is national treasure.

He has a song parodying Lola called Yoda that is especially prophetic given the resurgence of the Star Wars franchise.

He also cameod on an episode of Thirty Rock where he sung a parody of the theme song at the end of the episode
Ignatz Mouse
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(03-20-2017, 04:59 PM)
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Yoda is my favorite. It's a spot-on take down of Star Wars, yet loving, and based on a terrific song to boot.
Count Dookkake
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(03-20-2017, 05:00 PM)
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Mr Frump in the Iron Lung.

Good Old Days.
Tregard
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(03-20-2017, 05:00 PM)
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That's a weird way to spell "I Lost On Jeopardy!"
ElectricBlanketFire
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(03-20-2017, 05:01 PM)
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Dare To Be Stupid is the best song.
Sheriff_Battlesnake
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(03-20-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by MarauderShields

Albuquerque is the best for sure

Wakka wakka do do yeah!
MC Safety
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(03-20-2017, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by whytemyke

You guys ever listen to The Night Santa Went Crazy?

I just gave it a listen this past Christmas season and man, that song is DARK. Funny, but damn dark.

There's an extra gory version, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4hJMpW2pM

It'll be "released" with the rarities album as part of the Squeeze Box set.
Silexx
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(03-20-2017, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlexMogil

It's actually edited because it went too far.

Yeah, I think the original version has Santa getting brutally gunned down and he then edited to him being captured and sentenced for life. (Or "700 years" If you like to think Santa as an immortal)
Sakura
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(03-20-2017, 05:08 PM)
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There are a lot of songs I like. One that hasn't been mentioned I really like is Confessions. Also Fat.
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Silexx
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(03-20-2017, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Count Dookkake

Mr Frump in the Iron Lung.

Good Old Days.

Good Old Days and I Remember Larry are some of his best "cheerful sounding songs with dark twist".
Speevy
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(03-20-2017, 05:13 PM)
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I think you know a song is good when 10 years later, you accidentally sing his lyrics instead of the lyrics to the original song.
Quonny
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(03-20-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Trapped in the Drive-Thru followed by The Saga Begins.
New002
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(03-20-2017, 05:17 PM)
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Got to see him in concert this past year which was awesome. I'd have to put It's All About the Pentiums at the top of my list as well. I also really dig Dare to be Stupid (thanks to my love of Transformers The Movie).
Risible
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(03-20-2017, 05:22 PM)
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I just watched White and Nerdy and while I remembered Seth Green and Donnie Osmond being in it I was shocked to realize that the two guys in the car in the beginning are Key and Peele.
Transistor
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(03-20-2017, 05:43 PM)
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Sorry, OP, but Amish Paradise is easily the best Weird Al song
Alter_Fridge
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(03-20-2017, 05:46 PM)
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Saga Begins is clearly the best

White and Nerdy, Pentiums and Amish Paradise a slight tier down
backflip10019
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(03-20-2017, 05:47 PM)
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It's easily Amish Paradise. Such a classic. I'd say it's even better than the original song.
AlexMogil
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(03-20-2017, 05:50 PM)
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Ricky:

Oh Ricky what a pity
Don't you understand

That everyday's a rerun
And the laughter's always canned


Yoda:

"I know Darth Vader's really got you annoyed
But remember, if you kill him, then you'll be unemployed"
Oh, my Yoda
Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda

Well, I heard my friends really got in a mess
So I'm gonna have to leave Yoda, I guess
But I know that I'll be coming back some day
I'll be playing this part 'till I'm old and grey

The long-term contract that I had to sign
Says I'll be making these movies till the end of time
With my Yoda
Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda


These are perfect lyrics.
Alter_Fridge
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(03-20-2017, 05:51 PM)
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I'm down with Bill Gates, I call him "Money" for short
I phone him up at home and I make him do my tech support

I always thought tech support was tax report XD
Cyan
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(03-20-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Yeah it's Amish Paradise. Just the concept of juxtaposing Coolio and the Amish is already brilliant, and then the execution is perfect.
One (1) Giant Size Novelty Sexual Device
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(03-20-2017, 05:56 PM)
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That's a very odd way of spelling "Ricky" for that is his best song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZlLQLFq_H4
AlexMogil
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(03-20-2017, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cyan

Yeah it's Amish Paradise. Just the concept of juxtaposing Coolio and the Amish is already brilliant, and then the execution is perfect.

Hiding the GIlligans Island lyrics in the song was such a nice touch.
Not
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(03-20-2017, 06:01 PM)
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I probably still have Albuquerque memorized
Jinaar
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(03-20-2017, 06:02 PM)
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One More Minute

The last part of that song is stellar.
WooHooAlex
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(03-20-2017, 06:03 PM)
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"Ode to a Superhero" is my favorite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBXIquQRQaI
noquarter
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(03-20-2017, 06:05 PM)
OP got it 100%. Best Weird Al song, really his best album also.

Best TV role is him as Darkseid on TTG.

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