"Fat" - Simply a parody of Michael Jackson's "Bad" or a social commentary on the growing obesity epidemic in America?
"Amish Paradise" - A satirization of Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise" or a cautionary tale on technology inevitably taking over our lives, thereby diminishing the importance of interpersonal relationships?
"Like A Surgeon" - making light of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" or a prelude to a conversation regarding the plethora of issues plaguing America's healthcare system?
Name: Alfred Yankovic
Profession: Parodying already existing songs
Attire: Hawaiian shirts, Dad glasses
Follicular disposition: mustache, fro
How many people do we see on a daily basis with some combination of one or more of those traits? Lots. And they're not super stars named Weird Al. They're "weird uncles" and "weird guys who work at Best Buy".
Theory: Weird Al was created in a laboratory at PBS in 1979 in order to bolster the self-esteem of nerds around the world by promoting the idea of "just be you".
I had planned on wingin' it when I met him and I was feeling pretty confident but as soon as I was next in line, the guy ushering people was like, "mind if I take the picture instead of your friend?" It threw me off my game so I wound up being a nervous dingus instead of being the normal* person that I am.
Our conversation was the standard "hey, what's your name?"/"how are you?"/"thanks for coming!"/"I know I just met you, and this is crazy, but will you be my best friend forever?"
Things I remember from our encounter: How beyond nice he was and how his hair felt against my forehead. Answer: Wonderful.