Yes, Weird Al turns 49 today. There was a time years ago, that I found him humorous. He came into his own at exactly the time MTV did, which was really the perfect forum for his brand of humor.
I find it slightly ironic that he still makes his living making fun of contemporary music, and I no longer enjoy him. How is that ironic you ask? The reason I no longer enjoy him is because I'm so freaking old I don't recognize any of the song he is parodying!
That's right, he hasn't become irrelevant, I have.
I realize many of you may not be a fan of his. I understand that. At the risk of falling into gender stereotypes, I get the feeling he is more popular among males than females. I imagine his demographic is the same as Mad Magazine's.
Love him or hate him, it's hard to deny his cleverness, and his longevity.
This is, I think, his Magnum Opus.
(Geek warning - There is a high level of Geek required to appreciate this song) -
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