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It must be nice, it must be nice, to have Yankovic on your side

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Weird Al is such a good guy about like, everything.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Weird Al might be the one and only celebrity I would be genuinely shocked to see Milkshake Duck'd

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Usually there’s warning signs when someone is a milkshake duck

    Al has been a known quantity for decades and by all accounts of anybody who ever met him, he’s the real deal and a super nice human being

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  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular
    I heard that one time Weird Al Yankovic only tipped 19%.

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  • EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    There better be some turning and spitting in this thread regardless.

    Honestly, tempting fate like this...

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Usually there’s warning signs when someone is a milkshake duck

    Al has been a known quantity for decades and by all accounts of anybody who ever met him, he’s the real deal and a super nice human being

    I actually met the man! His Vanity tour came through my turn and I sprung for the"VIP" pass which involved getting to play "Weird Al Trivia" before the show and a meet and greet afterwards.

    The trivia was a disaster as the questions were super niche and honestly, like I'm a fan. I own the records. But I'm not like...to a trivia level fan.

    Anyway after the show he took a picture with everyone and would sign one piece of merchandise. I had gone on eBay and found an old movie poster of UHF. He laughed when he saw it and showed me that I somehow found one of the original runs they made in his garage at the time. He showed me all the imperfections and color screw ups.

    Anyway, really nice guy and that Vanity Tour is available on Stitcher Premium and the swing medley of Dare to be Stupid is great. The whole show really demonstrates his range.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Man I'm not a big memorabilia guy but having an autographed poster that he made in his garage is pretty fucking cool

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    For me one of the most telling signs of what a genuinely kind person Al appears to be is the fact that when someone joins his band, they simply never leave. With the exception of Rick Derringer (who had his own career and was Al's first producer and session guitarist rather than a full touring member), everyone else has stuck with Al for literal decades.

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  • Dex DynamoDex Dynamo Registered User regular
    It was a whole plot point in his episode of Behind the Music that "yeah we actually don't have ANY drama about the guy, literally no one on the show will say a bad thing about him"

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    It was a whole plot point in his episode of Behind the Music that "yeah we actually don't have ANY drama about the guy, literally no one on the show will say a bad thing about him"

    Well, nobody but Mark Mothersbaugh

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There better be some turning and spitting in this thread regardless.

    What?

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    There better be some turning and spitting in this thread regardless.

    What?

    I figured this was some kind of variant on "knocking on wood" or "throwing salt over your shoulder" to ward off consequences when you tempt fate or bad luck.
    Turning and spitting seems to make as much sense to me.

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  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    I think turn three times and spit was the thing yeah. Or turn three times and curse, both came up in that west wing bit.

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  • OptyOpty Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I heard that one time Weird Al Yankovic only tipped 19%.

    Turns out this happened back in the time when 15% was the expected tipping percentage.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
  • EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    JayKaos wrote: »
    I think turn three times and spit was the thing yeah. Or turn three times and curse, both came up in that west wing bit.

    It used to pop up in older political threads back in the day, so I thought it was universally acknowledged here.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular


    You know what? I absolutely don't want to know.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    It was a whole plot point in his episode of Behind the Music that "yeah we actually don't have ANY drama about the guy, literally no one on the show will say a bad thing about him"

    Well, nobody but Mark Mothersbaugh

    oh my God I was driving home today and I was just thinking about thi sclip and how to find it

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    For me one of the most telling signs of what a genuinely kind person Al appears to be is the fact that when someone joins his band, they simply never leave. With the exception of Rick Derringer (who had his own career and was Al's first producer and session guitarist rather than a full touring member), everyone else has stuck with Al for literal decades.

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    This is completely blowing my mind.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited November 23
    Vyolynce wrote: »


    You know what? I absolutely don't want to know.

    I won't torture you with the details, but his new song is called "Don't Tell Me How To Live" and is aimed at "wokeness" and "cancel culture"

    You can imagine the ways and degrees that it sucks on your own

    (As a teaser, his goatee is almost certainly dyed and I'm pretty sure he's wearing a wig)

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  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »


    You know what? I absolutely don't want to know.

    I won't torture you with the details, but his new song is called "Don't Tell Me How To Live" and is aimed at "wokeness" and "cancel culture"

    You can imagine the ways and degrees that it sucks on your own

    (As a teaser, his goatee is almost certainly dyed and I'm pretty sure he's wearing a wig)

    I jumped to a random time in the video and was greeted with such biting lyrics as

    "Every opinion has a millennial offended."

    It did not improve from there.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    I like how among certain groups Millennial is still code for a "young, naively idealistic person" when most of us are now, like, in our 30's.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Millennials are now the parents of young, naively idealistic people

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    I’m going to be 40 in February.

    Such naïveté

    Much idealism

    Wow

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    ASimPerson wrote: »
    I like how among certain groups Millennial is still code for a "young, naively idealistic person" when most of us are now, like, in our 30's.

    You're telling me man, I'm thirty five with two kids, a mortgage, and retirement investing. But sure, it's because I have a problem with the treatment of vulnerable groups that I'm the asshole.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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  • EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    Millennials are now the parents of young, naively idealistic people

    The few who could afford to have children, at least.

    You know what? Nanowrimo's cancelled on account of the world is stupid.
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  • RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited November 23
    Now it is our turn to hate the young people.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    For me one of the most telling signs of what a genuinely kind person Al appears to be is the fact that when someone joins his band, they simply never leave. With the exception of Rick Derringer (who had his own career and was Al's first producer and session guitarist rather than a full touring member), everyone else has stuck with Al for literal decades.

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    This is completely blowing my mind.

    The best part is that his dummer, Bermuda, was just a dude who was at the Dr. Demento studio when Al was there to do a new song. He offered to bang on Al's accordion case as a drum and they stuck together ever since. The song that was played for the first time live on the air that day was Another One Rides the Bus and the recording of that song on the spot is the very one that ended up on the album.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Bermuda Schwartz

    that is amazing

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    During the Running With Scissors tour, I was able to get autographs from the band on the liner notes for my CD. Ruben, the keyboardist, said he'd sign it over his dead body. Which he did.

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    (I don't have a pic of my own signed copy on hand, but here's the liner for reference. Please note Ruben's dead body at the bottom right.)

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  • ElaroElaro Threadkiller, Harbinger of the Lock GodsRegistered User regular

    The Geek wrote: »
    During the Running With Scissors tour, I was able to get autographs from the band on the liner notes for my CD. Ruben, the keyboardist, said he'd sign it over his dead body. Which he did.

    How
    Is Ruben a zombie

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    During the Running With Scissors tour, I was able to get autographs from the band on the liner notes for my CD. Ruben, the keyboardist, said he'd sign it over his dead body. Which he did.

    How
    Is Ruben a zombie

    look, when we say people who join Al's band stick with him forever, we're not joking

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Elaro wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    During the Running With Scissors tour, I was able to get autographs from the band on the liner notes for my CD. Ruben, the keyboardist, said he'd sign it over his dead body. Which he did.

    How
    Is Ruben a zombie

    look, when we say people who join Al's band stick with him forever, we're not joking

    Al claims that he is 60+ years old.
    Is it possible he's a liche and has raised his band from the grave to tour forever? Weird Al Yankoliche?

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    During the Running With Scissors tour, I was able to get autographs from the band on the liner notes for my CD. Ruben, the keyboardist, said he'd sign it over his dead body. Which he did.

    How
    Is Ruben a zombie

    look, when we say people who join Al's band stick with him forever, we're not joking

    Al claims that he is 60+ years old.
    Is it possible he's a liche and has raised his band from the grave to tour forever? Weird Al Yankoliche?

    That doesn't feel like a claim if you do some quick math. MJ's "Beat It" came out in 1982 .That was nearly 40 years ago. If Al was in his early 20s then...

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Elaro wrote: »
    The Geek wrote: »
    During the Running With Scissors tour, I was able to get autographs from the band on the liner notes for my CD. Ruben, the keyboardist, said he'd sign it over his dead body. Which he did.

    How
    Is Ruben a zombie

    look, when we say people who join Al's band stick with him forever, we're not joking

    Al claims that he is 60+ years old.
    Is it possible he's a liche and has raised his band from the grave to tour forever? Weird Al Yankoliche?

    Fuck, I'm stealing that for the next time I run a Retroverse game.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm almost pedantic enough to get mad at that play on his name because of being fairly irritated how many people mispronounce the last syllable of his name as "vich" instead of "vic".

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  • HefflingHeffling No Pic EverRegistered User regular
    For me one of the most telling signs of what a genuinely kind person Al appears to be is the fact that when someone joins his band, they simply never leave. With the exception of Rick Derringer (who had his own career and was Al's first producer and session guitarist rather than a full touring member), everyone else has stuck with Al for literal decades.

    iz0inqy16e24.png

    His parody of The Force in Spaceballs as The Schwartz was an homage to a band mate.

  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 24
    Heffling wrote: »
    For me one of the most telling signs of what a genuinely kind person Al appears to be is the fact that when someone joins his band, they simply never leave. With the exception of Rick Derringer (who had his own career and was Al's first producer and session guitarist rather than a full touring member), everyone else has stuck with Al for literal decades.

    iz0inqy16e24.png

    His parody of The Force in Spaceballs as The Schwartz was an homage to a band mate.

    What are you talking about? I can't tell if you're joking or if you actually don't know Weird Al had nothing to do with Spaceballs.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    Heffling wrote: »
    For me one of the most telling signs of what a genuinely kind person Al appears to be is the fact that when someone joins his band, they simply never leave. With the exception of Rick Derringer (who had his own career and was Al's first producer and session guitarist rather than a full touring member), everyone else has stuck with Al for literal decades.

    iz0inqy16e24.png

    His parody of The Force in Spaceballs as The Schwartz was an homage to a band mate.

    What are you talking about? I can't tell if you're joking or if you actually don't know Weird Al had nothing to do with Spaceballs.

    If kazaa taught me anything, all parodys are by Weird Al.

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  • EnigmedicEnigmedic Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I'm almost pedantic enough to get mad at that play on his name because of being fairly irritated how many people mispronounce the last syllable of his name as "vich" instead of "vic".

    to be fair, there are actual people who pronounce lich as lick as well. theyre wrong but they exist.

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