So I recently had occasion to look up some old Weird Al videos, specifically, “I Lost On Jeopardy”:
This being the Internet, having looked for one Weird Al video, I was then followed around by ads and suggestions for other Weird Al videos, so of course I have been watching them, because Weird Al videos never get old. These have included old favorites like “Amish Paradise”:
New favorites like “The Saga Begins”, which I had never heard of until a few years ago when a friend at the studio sang a few bars (“My, my, this here Anakin guy, maybe Vader someday later now he’s just a small fry”) and was shocked that I had no idea where that had come from:
And then there was this one, “White & Nerdy”, a song with which I was familiar, but whose music video I had never actually watched all the way through before:
This particular video caused me to pause for a closer look in a couple of spots, in particular, here:
Me: “Looks like a D20 and a D8, but it’s only a 15, so that’s not a great roll.”
And also here:
Me: “I have at least three of those comics he’s holding up.”
Not to mention here:
Me: “I have that exact DVD on the shelf in my office.”*
And, finally, here:
His dog’s home page is probably more popular than his own, just like my dog’s home page is**. So anyway, what’s the verdict on “White & Nerdy”? Is it applicable? What do you think? Is there really any question?
Me: “Is this song about me?”
I guess that means now I have to get a Segway:
Hey, didn’t I used to have a bike helmet like that … ?
* And let’s not forget that I named one of our dogs after Dennis the Constitutional Peasant.
** That most popular dog being the aforementioned Dennis, of course.