Breaking News for Dweebs Like Me (And No, it’s Not Even About Physics!)

This just in: Weird Al Yankovic says he’s about ready to put out a new CD (something I’ve been referring to as a “weird album” for some time now without it catching on, inexplicably). Now granted, about half of the album will be the five tracks that were released gradually in the last two years as internet leaks, but since these are all original compositions and/or “style parodies,” that means the other half should all be parodies, which are usually the best part. Better still, he says only thing holding up its release at the moment is the fact that he hasn’t come up with the right song for a lead single. So you can expect that, when the album finally does appear, it will be heralded in by a top-notch parody of a real recent hit.  Oh–I also expect an excellent compilation polka, of course.

Now, if this news has left you with as strong a Weird Al craving as it has left me (I will never apologize for or be embarrassed about my admiration for Weird Al), then I prescribe to you this retro Al track.

It’s one you may not have realized is a parody if you weren’t into mid 90’s era pre-emo rock, so I also commend to your attention the original song, below the fold.


About Colin West
Colin West is a graduate student in quantum information theory, working at the Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. Originally from Colorado (where he attended college), his interests outside of physics include politics, paper-folding, puzzles, playing-cards, and apparently, plosives.

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