Sep 14, 2020
Weird Al Yankovic Goes All Grammar Nazi With New ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody (Video)
Mr. Alfred Matthew Yankovic has released his ninety-seven gazillionth album, Mandatory Fun, and who are we to suddenly develop “good taste” and not just wallow around in enjoying the mostly amusing silliness that Weird Al occasionally flings out against the wall? Weird Al is childish, simple, and obvious, and for that, we are happy to listen to the occasional song and grin unapologetically. He’s still consistently funnier than Andy Borowitz, and that bastard’s got a regular place in the New Yorker.
So here is Weird Al’s new song “Word Crimes, a parody of “Blurred Lines” that tries to pound a few grammar lessons into the skulls of people on the interwebs. It’s a nice thought, but will fail miserably, since the nerds who like Weird Al are probably already pretty good spellers. Also, the lyrics are illustrated via animated typography, the hot new trend of 2009, in a naked bid to convince Cory Doctorow to post the video on BoingBoing, and also to annoy everyone who hates Weird Al, Robin Thicke, and/or typography in music videos.