Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

He who's tired of Weird Al is tired of life.

Who is your favorite head on this Mount Rushmore?

Allan Sherman
1
7%
Stan Freberg
2
13%
Tom Lehrer
9
60%
Spike Jones
3
20%
 
Total votes : 15

Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by TMBJon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:52 pm

mrmeadows wrote:I also recommend the two earlier albums, as well: "My Son, The Greatest" and "My Son, the Celebrity". Some great stuff on those albums.

The first album was "My Son, The Folk Singer." I believe "Greatest" is a greatest hits compilation, mostly but not entirely consisting of songs from those three albums.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by Big Spoon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:56 pm

I love Freberg's Dragnet parodies. St. George and The Dragonet, set in Medieval Times, is so-so, but still makes me laugh. But his holiday themed one, Christmas Dragnet, is fantastic. One of my favorite tracks to listen to around the holidays.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by minnick27 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:01 pm

One time the local news was talking about a recipe and the girl actually said "mist folks call them green onions, but theyre really scallions." I was at work and lost it
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by algonacchick » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:03 pm

Did she really use the word "mist" and not "most"? Not following.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by Big Spoon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:04 pm

minnick27 wrote:One time the local news was talking about a recipe and the girl actually said "mist folks call them green onions, but theyre really scallions." I was at work and lost it


:lol: Whenever I hear anyone call them "green onions," I can't help but quote that myself.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by minnick27 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:07 pm

algonacchick wrote:Did she really use the word "mist" and not "most"? Not following.

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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by algonacchick » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:08 pm

Ah, okay. Also, I don't know the source of the quote.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by Big Spoon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:09 pm

In Stan Freberg's "Christmas Dragnet," various characters keep using that quote. :Y
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by mrmeadows » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:32 pm

TMBJon wrote:
mrmeadows wrote:I also recommend the two earlier albums, as well: "My Son, The Greatest" and "My Son, the Celebrity". Some great stuff on those albums.

The first album was "My Son, The Folk Singer." I believe "Greatest" is a greatest hits compilation, mostly but not entirely consisting of songs from those three albums.


You're absolutely right, and that's what I meant to type. Thanks for the correction. I think maybe I was typing too fast and made the error because both albums have the same cover photo. (Also fixed my original post.) :)

BTW, Al recommended the book "Overweight Sensation" a few months ago on Twitter. I'm glad he did, because I don't think I would have heard of it otherwise. Definitely worth the read. Unfortunately, the parallels to Al pretty much stop at Sherman's musical output, as he had kind of a sad life after his huge, early success was followed by a sharp decline in popularity.
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Re: Weird Al's Mount Rushmore of Inspiration

by Well, Well, Well » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:14 am

Spike Jonze is the only one I know.
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