Weird Al for a New Generation

I wrote previously about Weird Al Yankovic and how he has used new media, specifically YouTube and free mp3 downloads, to crack the Billboard top 10 for the first time, two decades after his heyday.

I found out this weekend just how broadly Al has hit it with the youngsters, when my kids were showing me some videos they liked, and they thought they were introducing me to someone new. “Dad, you know about Weird Al already?

Yes, kids, I do, but I have to say Al’s gotten better with age.

Here are a few of his more recent knock-offs, for those who, like me, had lost touch with Al.

The Saga Begins

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gi4Nt_xxg]

Amish Paradise

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=GsfVw9xxoNY]

eBay

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=HYokLWfqbaU]

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Author: Lee Aase

Husband of one, father of six, grandfather of 14. Chancellor Emeritus, SMUG. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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