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White & Nerdy

2006-09-23 01:00:10.090063+00 by Diane Reese 2 comments

OK on a totally off-topic topic, I want to recommend Weird Al's new music video parody, "White & Nerdy". As someone who adores Weird Al Yankovic's parodies (the good ones anyway), is the mother of two certified white nerds, and has many of those same tendencies herself (witness the fact that I understood most of the references the first time through), I have to say that the video for this ranks right up there with his audio tribute to Zappa, "Genius in France". (I don't think there's a video to go with that one, but if you're a Zappa afficionado, you'll greatly appreciate "Genius..", it's brilliant.) If you want to review the references, the Wikipedia page goes through many of them, including the fact that Donny Osmond is dancing wildly in front of Schrodinger's equations.

JavaScript and Klingon, indeed.

The part about the bubblewrap is true, though.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-24 04:36:20.8627+00 by: baylink

You want to recommend it... just not from YouTube

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-24 05:03:15.606408+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

The weirdal.com website (which is amazingly slow loading) lists 3 links to the video, one of them to YouTube as linked above. (The other two are Google video and MySpace.)

Should I have cared that AOL of all things was scooped? Not I.