Weird Al Yankovic Goes All Grammar Nazi With New ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody (Video)

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.

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  • timpundit

    I love it. One of his best, and by the way it’s appearing all over the place today and yesterday it seems many agree.

    • guppy06

      It taps a seething vein of Grammar Nazi rage.

  • T Kevin

    I loved it except for his dissing of the Oxford Comma. I use it!

    • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

      Indeed, how else do we know that the last two items in a list aren’t shacking up?

    • trex67

      Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma? Sorry, wrong artiste.

      • guppy06

        Damn it, Hannah!

  • cambridge02140

    “He’s still consistently funnier than Andy Borowitz”(Fill in the blank) Shocker…

  • lesterthegiantape

    Andy Borowitz is inadvertently unfunny in the same way Thomas Friedman is inadvertently funny.

  • emmelemm

    I love Weird Al. That is all.

    • torontomeridith

      As do I. My two boys, 9 and 6, ALSO love “Weird” Al. We are an Al Family. ps: The new album is hilarious.

  • TJ Barke

    Original song was awful and, unfortunately, Weird Al couldn’t make it better. Which is sad because he’s awesome.

    • Ambignostic

      One of many signs that I’m an out-of-it old guy: the last time I heard a Weird Al parody of a song I already recognized, 9/11 hadn’t yet changed anything.

  • justamakanik

    Someone had to say it, thankq Al.

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  • guppy06

    This is Dok’s subtle way of asking for a raise for sifting through the comments queue.

  • guppy06

    the hot new trend of 2009

    That’s nothing. I recognized Windows 2000 and then Windows 95(!) in the video.It’s made for Old People.

    • Jayman

      and the problem with that is what?

  • marindenver

    Have to admit it, I am a boring grammar pedant. And I LOVED THIS! You go Weird Al!

  • El Cid

    Lots of English teachers just swooned.