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Wouldn't it have been funny if the new Transformers used this song too?
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One of my favorite songs off of this album, if not one of my favorite originals ever.

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CPFofAl @ Aug 7 2007, 11:51 AM wrote: The Hootie/Burger King commercials a couple years ago reminded me of the "Jim-in-a-cowboy-suit" parts of this video.


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"Dare to Be Stupid" is my all time favorite Al original track. Hands down. It's got it all: funny, catchy, good beat, and reminds me of Devo. Good example of the video fitting the song, too.
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ArtVandelay @ Jun 19 2007, 02:00 PM wrote: I've never seen the Transformers movie before. Is it actually in the movie and if so, where and for how long?


It is in the movie, during a fight sequence, though if I remember correctly only "Dare to be Stupid" is heard, meaning the only lyrics you hear, but the music is playing during a pretty decent portion of the scene instrumentaly
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everybody keeps saying it's their fave original weird al song. i love 'dare to be stupid'. but it isn't an 'original'. as we all know (hopefully), there are four kinds of al songs: parodies, style parodies, polka medleys and originals. and this song is a DEVO style parody. just ask anybody with the last name mothersbaugh.

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Yeah, but he still wrote all the word and music, so it is an original, just in the style of Devo. Its just the same as if I wrote a song like Johny Cash, it's his style, but I took it and made it my own.
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Anything that's not a true parody would be considered an original. Duh.
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ElRoboDiablo @ Aug 14 2007, 11:33 AM wrote: everybody keeps saying it's their fave original weird al song. i love 'dare to be stupid'. but it isn't an 'original'. as we all know (hopefully), there are four kinds of al songs: parodies, style parodies, polka medleys and originals. and this song is a DEVO style parody. just ask anybody with the last name mothersbaugh.

i'm just sayin'... :Y


Dude, it's still an original if he is not directly parodying a specific song.

BTW, This song has grown on me over the years, but still not one of my favorite originals.

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well i would apologize for being wrong, but al himself has made this point over and over again. it's called a 'style parody'. which is why he has started putting the bands he 'style-parodies' in the liner notes of the records. if you think i'm talking smack about the man, so sorry.

i've been a devoted fan since the second album and i think he's a genius. but i understand how he works.
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