If That Isn't Love

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You've obviously never warmed your hands inside a butt crack.
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this is true.

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I can't believe what enormous fuddy-duddies Weird Al fans can be. I'd assume he would attract a looser kind of fan.

I also can't believe I just used the word "fuddy-duddies".
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I don't think I'm a "fuddy-duddy" because I don't like toilet humor. I had no problem with the innuendo in Wanna B Ur Luvr.
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Just because brainless executives have overused and abused toilet humor doesn't mean it's evil or automatically unfunny. And this isn't even normal toilet humor, it's toilet humor as part of a character study.
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PlayAWarGame wrote:I can't believe what enormous fuddy-duddies Weird Al fans can be. I'd assume he would attract a looser kind of fan.
Weird Al attracts all kinds of fans, including the looser ones you were expecting. I'm one of the ones who doesn't enjoy gross-out humor, sorry. Don't like the "turd" line, and "Party At The Leper Colony" lost me, despite its undeniably catchy melody, when Al ran out of puns and stuck in the "using his head for a dip" line instead. Not funny to me.

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Heheh, I always laugh at that one! "Hey now buddy don't you gimme no lip!"
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Yankomaniac wrote:Heheh, I always laugh at that one! "Hey now buddy don't you gimme no lip!"
Well, that's just the point. I find all the lines like the one you quoted, the ones that have two meanings, funny. There's just the one. And I think it's gross.

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I love toilet humor! It's just that line is too ridiculous too early in the song. It would be like if on "You Don't Love Me Anymore" he went "We've been together for so very long, you tried to stab me, oh I wonder what's wrong". See? It's just like, wait a minute, let it build up to being funny either after, or at the very least the last beat of the first verse. And I mean comic beat not drum beat. Or if on (I'm having fun with this, sorry) "Good Old Days" he went "Oh, sometimes I think back to when I was younger and I tried to wear your skin. Dad would be up at dawn..." Too early. Come up with your own examples! It's fun! :)

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I think you nailed it--it's just so jarring right out of the gate. Not only is it overly graphic and disturbing, but you're still sort of waiting for the mood to be established, and these sort of songs thrive on having the surprise kicker at the end of the first verse, not the fourth line. It's funnier that way because even though it's Weird Al and you know there's going to be a twist, you never see something like "Why'd they have to interrupt The Simpsons just for this?" coming.

Anyway, how about:
"Jillian was her name
She mixed up infer/imply, what a shame"

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