‘Weird Al’ for the ‘Al’ Award

Weird Al Yankovic is up for the Al Copeland Award on Jay P. Greene’s Blog. The “Al” honors “an entrepreneur or activist who has significantly improved the human condition but has not been fully recognized for their contribution.”

“Weird Al” was a childhood nickname given to him by school bullies, writes Patrick Wolf.  His parody hits include “Like a Surgeon,” “Eat It,” “I’m Fat”, and “Smells Like Nirvana.”

“Yoda,” a takeoff on “Lola,” is my favorite Weird Al song:

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  1. Can that top the Weird Al Effect naming? I frequently have to explain where Weird Al songs come from to my kids. But now I’m old enough that I listen to pop music mostly via Weird Al.