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"Weird Al" Yankovic SHREDS
July 1, 2010 9:57 AM   Subscribe

Live on stage in Toledo, Ohio. (SLYT) 26 seconds that will make your day better.
posted by yiftach (36 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
You're a big silly.
posted by msalt at 9:59 AM on July 1, 2010


Finally an appropriate place to post this important petition.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:00 AM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I believe the term is LOL. At least, that's what my kids tell me.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 10:04 AM on July 1, 2010


\m/
posted by sciurus at 10:05 AM on July 1, 2010


Freebird!
posted by Kinbote at 10:05 AM on July 1, 2010


I just realized there's no non-overlapping way to write his name.

It has to be: (Weird [Al) Yankovic]
posted by DU at 10:08 AM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


wow - has he never hosted SNL? has he at least been a musical guest?
posted by mannequito at 10:09 AM on July 1, 2010


That was so much better than it should have been. I approve.
posted by ardgedee at 10:10 AM on July 1, 2010


Um, what?
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:14 AM on July 1, 2010


Looks like there's really nothing much to do in Toledo.
posted by ericb at 10:19 AM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]






dare to be stupid
posted by lslelel at 10:31 AM on July 1, 2010


Weird Al does obvious parody, Internet applauds.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 10:35 AM on July 1, 2010


"26 seconds that will make your day better."

not what it said on the tin....

This pun could have been performed in 5 seconds...

I want the other 21 seconds back!
posted by HuronBob at 10:36 AM on July 1, 2010


This pun could have been performed in 5 seconds...

No, really, it couldn't have. See, it takes quite a few seconds for each shredding to take place, which in and of itself is fine, but if you don't have the crowd reaction at the end, then all you have is video of shredding, so there isn't any "live on stage" moment, and plus without the crowd reaction, you may not realize how really well all this carries off when performed live.

26 seconds was pretty much perfect length for this AWESOME shredding video, and you don't get any refund.
posted by hippybear at 10:38 AM on July 1, 2010 [9 favorites]


GODDAMMIT WHY DIDN'T ANYONE SAY HE WAS IN TOWN!
posted by charred husk at 10:40 AM on July 1, 2010


Weird Al can do no wrong (except maybe the "I Love Rocky Road" Joan Jett parody, but he was young then). No, Weird Al can only do Weird.

Maybe he could've done it in 15-18 seconds, but I consider my time well wasted.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:41 AM on July 1, 2010


This guy is not hip nor is he funny because he doesn't have two initials for a last name.

-Every 20-Something Ever
posted by L'OM at 10:42 AM on July 1, 2010


Does he do requests? 'Cause next, I'd like to see him whaling on his axe.
posted by Atom Eyes at 10:43 AM on July 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


My 10 year-old love Weird Al. I don't even know how he found out about him. But he love him.
posted by GuyZero at 10:51 AM on July 1, 2010


Heh. A friend of mine was at that show and had a great time. His recent Tiny Desk Concert was pretty great too.
posted by sparkletone at 11:05 AM on July 1, 2010 [3 favorites]


Weird Al makes everything better.
posted by Shohn at 11:05 AM on July 1, 2010


better ... or worse?
posted by Catblack at 11:11 AM on July 1, 2010


I have to take this opportunity to mention how much I adore the throw-away scene in Arrested Development when Michael is at work and walks in to find Gob shredding slices of bread in his bathrobe. It's Gob's bored and melancholy state that gets me: he's not even enjoying the shredding of bread. He's sad, and doing it absent-mindedly while in deep thought. In his bathrobe.
posted by neuromodulator at 11:18 AM on July 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


Haha, that's about all the people of Toledo have to cheer about since what's-her-name lost on American Idol and the whole city is broke.

But then, I suppose that's what you get when your city views Detroit as its urban role-model.
posted by elder18 at 11:20 AM on July 1, 2010


Wow, apparently it is possible to make a Weird Al post that I think is too thin.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:17 PM on July 1, 2010


This guy is not hip nor is he funny because he doesn't have two initials for a last name.

What? You never heard of Weird A.L.?

I'd like to see him whaling on his axe.

He tried that once, at Sea World. They threw him out.

When I saw the Weird One in concert, his encore was "Albuquerque", a 10-minute stream-of-consciousness tall-tale tone poem punctuated with some guitar riffs that would almost satisfy a Heavy Metal fan (I'm not assuming Heavy Metal fans are ever really satisfied). The man is a musical chameleon, he can do anything he sets his mind to - fortunately, he has a short attention span.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:48 PM on July 1, 2010


This guy is not hip nor is he funny because he doesn't have two initials for a last name.

Like Andrew WK or Louie CK or something like that?

You oddball.
posted by grubi at 12:56 PM on July 1, 2010


Posting drunk is never a good idea.
posted by rocket88 at 12:58 PM on July 1, 2010


You get drunk before 10 AM? I want your life.

No, wait, I don't.
posted by yiftach at 1:01 PM on July 1, 2010


I saw Weird Al in concert last Thursday at Westbury Music Fair. (I don't care that they changed the name. That's what it's called, dammit.) Wish he'd done this bit.

We were in the fifth row. Great show. :)
posted by zarq at 1:16 PM on July 1, 2010


Weird Al shreds live on stage and THE WORLD REACTS!
posted by doublehappy at 6:51 PM on July 1, 2010


What? I don't get it.
posted by salmacis at 12:44 AM on July 2, 2010


My favorite tune by Weird Al.

I have no idea who that hose is or what the show is.
posted by Goofyy at 7:27 AM on July 2, 2010


I really hope someone is going to jail for this.
posted by Caviar at 12:09 PM on July 2, 2010


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