Jun201122
Another Tattoo by "Weird Al" Yankovic
01:45 PM


Thanks to an overwhelming childhood obsession with "Weird Al" Yankovic, I didn't listen to pop music until I was about 11-years-old.  Sure, I knew the melodies to pop songs, but you would have been hard pressed to convince me that Michael Jackson's "Beat It" was better than Yankovic's "Eat It."  For a dorky kid with a penchance for Dungeons & Dragons, there was no way anything offered up by the King of Pop was gonna surpass fat-suits and goofy lyrics.

While I've come a long way (though, I still despise pop music), my repressed inner nerd has arisen like a phoenix from the ashes.  Thanks to a great deal from Amazon MP3 (follow them on Twitter to get the scoop on daily deals), I bought my first "Weird Al" album in over 20 years, Alpocalypse.  Ordinarily, I wouldn't admit this to anyone but, as you can hear in the video above, Al does a version of B.o.B.'s "Nothin On You" called "Another Tattoo" - and it's amazing.

I'm pretty sure there's a couple of dorky N&S readers out there who appreciate this - and how can you not, with lyrics like:

No part of me's blank, I'm really ink-obsessed
It's like an art-show the moment that I get undressed
At every job interview they're just so impressed
'Cause I got all my ex-wives on my chest.

(The album is available for just $3.99 in the Amazon MP3 store and for the usual rates on CD even Vinyl(!) format)

UPDATE: After a little more digging online, I found this video - I have no idea if it's officially linked to Al, but it's a lot cooler than just the cover art video I had originally posted.  Any info on the animator(s) would be greatly appreciated - just click the email link in the upper right column.


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