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2022-08-05 10:34:35 AM  
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2022-08-05 11:19:12 AM  
It's a sunny little doomed planet, inhabited by a number of frisky little doomed animals.
 
2022-08-05 11:32:12 AM  
That was...not Weird Al's best work.
 
2022-08-05 11:37:44 AM  
Dammit, I remember when I'd hear the songs he covered on the radio.
No idea now.

Lawn, please walk on and inform me!
 
2022-08-05 11:46:15 AM  

The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.


True, but it's content.
 
2022-08-05 11:51:04 AM  
Now where do I get a Weird Al minifig?
 
2022-08-05 11:53:45 AM  
His passing will be marked as one of the darkest days in human history.
 
2022-08-05 12:08:12 PM  
I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.
 
2022-08-05 12:10:56 PM  

labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.


I saw him around 4 years ago, and it was the greatest show I've ever seen. So freaking good. I'm actively jealous of you right now.
 
2022-08-05 12:20:34 PM  

ValisIV: labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.

I saw him around 4 years ago, and it was the greatest show I've ever seen. So freaking good. I'm actively jealous of you right now.


I caught one "normal" show about a decade ago and one on the previous Ridiculously Indulgent tour and they were both excellent.

The fact that he has Emo opening for him these days just makes the whole thing even greater.
 
2022-08-05 12:30:23 PM  

labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.


I missed the boat on tickets for his October show in Philly.  Unfortunately the only ones left are VIP experience tickets starting at $375, which is still kind of tempting.
 
2022-08-05 12:37:55 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: Dammit, I remember when I'd hear the songs he covered on the radio.
No idea now.

Lawn, please walk on and inform me!


Yeah, every time he releases something new now I always have to do some homework before I can fully enjoy it.
 
2022-08-05 12:44:49 PM  

labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.


Saw him a month or so ago. Enjoy.
 
2022-08-05 12:58:02 PM  

The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.


Yeah. It's not the greatest. And don't get me wrong, I love Weird Al, but Yoda and The Saga Begins are infinitely superior Star Wars themed songs. This one is way too simple, repetitive, and doesn't really showcase his parody abilities.
 
2022-08-05 1:18:18 PM  

labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.


I saw him last weekend with my kids. It was their first real concert. It was so awesome. The added bits he did for Albuquerque were hilarious. I really hope he comes back for a real tour with parodies before my kids are too old to go to a concert with their dad.
 
2022-08-05 1:20:32 PM  

The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.


A check's a check.

labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.


As others have said, you're gonna enjoy it. I caught the Mandatory Fun tour some years back and it was a great show.
 
2022-08-05 1:38:23 PM  
Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.
 
2022-08-05 2:53:03 PM  

Thosw: Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.


I'll need to see pictures of her first but I might be interested.
 
2022-08-05 3:08:12 PM  
Scarif don't like it.
 
2022-08-05 3:53:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: ValisIV: labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.

I saw him around 4 years ago, and it was the greatest show I've ever seen. So freaking good. I'm actively jealous of you right now.

I caught one "normal" show about a decade ago and one on the previous Ridiculously Indulgent tour and they were both excellent.

The fact that he has Emo opening for him these days just makes the whole thing even greater.


I'm certain Weird Al is wonderful live, but having seen Emo live, I would strongly suggest you arrive late enough to miss him.
 
2022-08-05 3:56:12 PM  

RevRaven: As others have said, you're gonna enjoy it. I caught the Mandatory Fun tour some years back and it was a great show.


I caught No Strings Attached and...I think Mandatory Fun, and they were both amazing. I regret not getting tickets for his recent tour when they cane through.
 
2022-08-05 4:29:13 PM  

The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.


It feels very corporate and commoditized. Exactly what I would expect for a Lego Star Wars Disney+ special.
 
2022-08-05 5:00:44 PM  

Bob Falfa: NeoCortex42: ValisIV: labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.

I saw him around 4 years ago, and it was the greatest show I've ever seen. So freaking good. I'm actively jealous of you right now.

I caught one "normal" show about a decade ago and one on the previous Ridiculously Indulgent tour and they were both excellent.

The fact that he has Emo opening for him these days just makes the whole thing even greater.

I'm certain Weird Al is wonderful live, but having seen Emo live, I would strongly suggest you arrive late enough to miss him.


Blasphemy.  You must be a Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912!  Die, heretic!
 
2022-08-05 5:43:08 PM  
I hate to have to be the one to point this out, but that wasn't Weird Al.  That was a Lego figure pretending to be Weird Al.  I mean, pause the video and take a close look.  It's kind of obvious.

I can't believe y'all fell for this.
 
2022-08-05 5:52:46 PM  
Certainly not remarkable, but his ability to make believable music in any style is remarkable
 
2022-08-05 6:35:17 PM  

dennysgod: His passing will be marked as one of the darkest days in human history.


The year is 2054. Weird Al still sounds 30 and doesn't look at day over 50.

Baron Trump, Phillip Cheney, and The Rock are being questioned at a Presidential Debate. The question that animates the audience the most is: If Weird Al passes on your watch will you declare a National Year of Mourning?
 
2022-08-05 6:46:14 PM  
So, not a parody?
 
2022-08-05 7:01:53 PM  
I'm sorry. I just do not get the point of the LEGO Star Wars stuff.

It's animated Star Wars, but in LEGO form which denotes it as parody. I get that part.

But why LEGO form? Why not just make non-licensed original cartoony versions of Star Wars characters for all the parody stuff? Or they could make the classic Disney characters into Star Wars characters for parodies... You know, Luke-Mickey, Han-Donald, Chewie-Pluto, Leia-Minnie, Lando-Goofy, etc..

I just don't get the need for them to be LEGO, thus limiting the way they can look and move.

I get that it sells more LEGO sets, but is that really as good a deal for Disney as it would be selling merch that's 100% theirs instead of part of the LEGO family?

I just don't get it. But then, I stopping giving a crap about LEGO when I was 13.
 
2022-08-05 7:01:58 PM  

csi_yellowknife: dennysgod: His passing will be marked as one of the darkest days in human history.

The year is 2054. Weird Al still sounds 30 and doesn't look at day over 50.

Baron Trump, Phillip Cheney, and The Rock are being questioned at a Presidential Debate. The question that animates the audience the most is: If Weird Al passes on your watch will you declare a National Year of Mourning?


Thanks for the nightmare fuel.

1. There is no Baron Trump, he was an actor hiring for the role. You can see that because unlike every other President in my life he didn't become an adult while his parents were at the White House.
2. The Rock will be dead by then from pick anything.
3. Phillip Cheney died in 1992, at the age of old as fark.

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2022-08-05 7:13:38 PM  
Not really a Weird Al song. Just sung by Al, for the Lego people. In a booth for an afternoon. No catering.
 
2022-08-05 7:26:35 PM  

WilderKWight: I'm sorry. I just do not get the point of the LEGO Star Wars stuff.

It's animated Star Wars, but in LEGO form which denotes it as parody. I get that part.

But why LEGO form? Why not just make non-licensed original cartoony versions of Star Wars characters for all the parody stuff? Or they could make the classic Disney characters into Star Wars characters for parodies... You know, Luke-Mickey, Han-Donald, Chewie-Pluto, Leia-Minnie, Lando-Goofy, etc..

I just don't get the need for them to be LEGO, thus limiting the way they can look and move.

I get that it sells more LEGO sets, but is that really as good a deal for Disney as it would be selling merch that's 100% theirs instead of part of the LEGO family?

I just don't get it. But then, I stopping giving a crap about LEGO when I was 13.


Because LEGO effing sells.

Since the Lego Movie made a ton of money they have been sticking various IPs into LEGO and making bank. This is also far from the first LEGO Star Wars show.

As to people outgrowing it, these are aimed primarily at kids. And their parents will probably have a good deal of nostalgia for.it.
 
2022-08-05 7:44:22 PM  

mechgreg: labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.

I saw him last weekend with my kids. It was their first real concert. It was so awesome. The added bits he did for Albuquerque were hilarious. I really hope he comes back for a real tour with parodies before my kids are too old to go to a concert with their dad.


I think I was at that same concert.  Ottawa?

They're billing this tour as the Lowered Expectations, Old Guys Sitting On Stools tour, but it's still a great show.  Despite their grey hair, The Weird Als can still put on a fine performance without all the multimedia bells and whistles.
 
2022-08-05 8:05:58 PM  

dennysgod: His passing will be marked as one of the darkest days in human history.


His transformation from quirky novelty to genuine national treasure beloved by all has been fun to see, in no small part because he also comes across as a humble, thankful, sincerely decent guy.
 
2022-08-05 8:14:37 PM  

dywed88: WilderKWight: I'm sorry. I just do not get the point of the LEGO Star Wars stuff.

It's animated Star Wars, but in LEGO form which denotes it as parody. I get that part.

But why LEGO form? Why not just make non-licensed original cartoony versions of Star Wars characters for all the parody stuff? Or they could make the classic Disney characters into Star Wars characters for parodies... You know, Luke-Mickey, Han-Donald, Chewie-Pluto, Leia-Minnie, Lando-Goofy, etc..

I just don't get the need for them to be LEGO, thus limiting the way they can look and move.

I get that it sells more LEGO sets, but is that really as good a deal for Disney as it would be selling merch that's 100% theirs instead of part of the LEGO family?

I just don't get it. But then, I stopping giving a crap about LEGO when I was 13.

Because LEGO effing sells.

Since the Lego Movie made a ton of money they have been sticking various IPs into LEGO and making bank. This is also far from the first LEGO Star Wars show.

As to people outgrowing it, these are aimed primarily at kids. And their parents will probably have a good deal of nostalgia for.it.


More to the point, the Lego parody "cartoons" started off as compilations of the cutscenes from Lego videogames, particularly the Batman ones. When those compilations proved successful as standalone movies, Lego started producing more cartoons in a similar snarky vein that weren't specifically made to build games around.

While the average Farker might turn up their noses at the blatant corporate synergy of Lego making cartoons that essentially work as commercials for its tie-in sets with other popular IPs like Jurassic World and Marvel, their early Star Wars toons were pretty damn entertaining. And the Freemaker Chronicles has far better scripting and characters than the Disney trilogy ever even attempted to have. However, that was when their stuff was strictly linked with Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network. I don't know if they're running out of steam or if the Mouse has been micromanaging their projects, but the toons they've put out following Disney's buyout of Star Wars have felt much safer and far less inspired.

/their Jurassic World cartoons, however, are still better than any of the official Jurassic World movies. Particularly the weird recent one with the bug fetish.
 
2022-08-05 8:42:49 PM  

Thosw: Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.


Having been to his show a couple of weeks ago, all I have to do is say is "ouch". He really gets into his rendition of Albuquerque.  I'm sure there are Weird Al fans in Dallas who would be happy to snag your tickets.

/Got the t-shirt
 
2022-08-05 9:06:28 PM  

The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.


Agreed, but probably his biggest pay check.
 
2022-08-05 9:09:11 PM  

Space Station Wagon: The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.

Agreed, but probably his biggest pay check.


Bigger than the annual payments from Albuquerque's Chamber of Commerce and the marketing department of the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota?
 
2022-08-05 9:21:41 PM  

EdgeRunner: Space Station Wagon: The Silver Mullet: That was...not Weird Al's best work.

Agreed, but probably his biggest pay check.

Bigger than the annual payments from Albuquerque's Chamber of Commerce and the marketing department of the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota?


Biggie than his guest speaking engagements across the u.s. on weasel stomping day
 
2022-08-05 9:24:16 PM  

EdgeRunner: dywed88: WilderKWight: I'm sorry. I just do not get the point of the LEGO Star Wars stuff.

It's animated Star Wars, but in LEGO form which denotes it as parody. I get that part.

But why LEGO form? Why not just make non-licensed original cartoony versions of Star Wars characters for all the parody stuff? Or they could make the classic Disney characters into Star Wars characters for parodies... You know, Luke-Mickey, Han-Donald, Chewie-Pluto, Leia-Minnie, Lando-Goofy, etc..

I just don't get the need for them to be LEGO, thus limiting the way they can look and move.

I get that it sells more LEGO sets, but is that really as good a deal for Disney as it would be selling merch that's 100% theirs instead of part of the LEGO family?

I just don't get it. But then, I stopping giving a crap about LEGO when I was 13.

Because LEGO effing sells.

Since the Lego Movie made a ton of money they have been sticking various IPs into LEGO and making bank. This is also far from the first LEGO Star Wars show.

As to people outgrowing it, these are aimed primarily at kids. And their parents will probably have a good deal of nostalgia for.it.

More to the point, the Lego parody "cartoons" started off as compilations of the cutscenes from Lego videogames, particularly the Batman ones. When those compilations proved successful as standalone movies, Lego started producing more cartoons in a similar snarky vein that weren't specifically made to build games around.

While the average Farker might turn up their noses at the blatant corporate synergy of Lego making cartoons that essentially work as commercials for its tie-in sets with other popular IPs like Jurassic World and Marvel, their early Star Wars toons were pretty damn entertaining. And the Freemaker Chronicles has far better scripting and characters than the Disney trilogy ever even attempted to have. However, that was when their stuff was strictly linked with Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network. I don't know if they're running out of steam or if the Mouse has been micromanaging their projects, but the toons they've put out following Disney's buyout of Star Wars have felt much safer and far less inspired.

/their Jurassic World cartoons, however, are still better than any of the official Jurassic World movies. Particularly the weird recent one with the bug fetish.


Freemaker Adventures was post Disney merger in 2016.
 
2022-08-05 9:29:32 PM  

YodaTuna: Freemaker Adventures was post Disney merger in 2016.


Pre Disney+ and still a Cartoon Network feature, though. There's a definite difference between the CN and Disney+ toons, and maybe it's just the insistence on including the new trilogy characters. Though to be fair to the Lego writers, they're doing their best to provide character moments in spite of the source movies not giving them much to work with.
 
2022-08-05 9:34:26 PM  
That was the one. It was my first time seeing him live even though I am old enough where I had his 1st greatest hits album and In 3-d on cassette. One thing that really impressed me though was how talented his band is. Those guys are excellent musicians in their own right and able to totally keep up with him and play great music even with all his musical style changes.
 
2022-08-05 9:35:39 PM  

Bondith: mechgreg: labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.

I saw him last weekend with my kids. It was their first real concert. It was so awesome. The added bits he did for Albuquerque were hilarious. I really hope he comes back for a real tour with parodies before my kids are too old to go to a concert with their dad.

I think I was at that same concert.  Ottawa?

They're billing this tour as the Lowered Expectations, Old Guys Sitting On Stools tour, but it's still a great show.  Despite their grey hair, The Weird Als can still put on a fine performance without all the multimedia bells and whistles.


My post above was supposed to be a reply to yours about how I went to the Ottawa show.
 
2022-08-05 9:40:54 PM  

labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.


I saw him live in the mid-80s. He had some excellent songs, "My Baloney", "Another one rides the bus", "George of the Jungle" cover. I think I saw his "Fat" video before I saw "Bad". Come to think about it, I've never watched all of "Bad".
 
2022-08-05 11:13:54 PM  

dustman81: Thosw: Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.

Having been to his show a couple of weeks ago, all I have to do is say is "ouch". He really gets into his rendition of Albuquerque.  I'm sure there are Weird Al fans in Dallas who would be happy to snag your tickets.

/Got the t-shirt


Saw him on the last tour where he *did* do an awesome rendition of Albuquerque, including starting over at the "oh.. uh... where was I?" part.
 
2022-08-05 11:46:50 PM  

mechgreg: Bondith: mechgreg: labman: I have tickets to his show in a couple of weeks and I'm really looking forward to it.

I saw him last weekend with my kids. It was their first real concert. It was so awesome. The added bits he did for Albuquerque were hilarious. I really hope he comes back for a real tour with parodies before my kids are too old to go to a concert with their dad.

I think I was at that same concert.  Ottawa?

They're billing this tour as the Lowered Expectations, Old Guys Sitting On Stools tour, but it's still a great show.  Despite their grey hair, The Weird Als can still put on a fine performance without all the multimedia bells and whistles.

My post above was supposed to be a reply to yours about how I went to the Ottawa show.


*belated wave across the audience*
 
2022-08-06 12:00:23 AM  

Thosw: dustman81: Thosw: Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.

Having been to his show a couple of weeks ago, all I have to do is say is "ouch". He really gets into his rendition of Albuquerque.  I'm sure there are Weird Al fans in Dallas who would be happy to snag your tickets.

/Got the t-shirt

Saw him on the last tour where he *did* do an awesome rendition of Albuquerque, including starting over at the "oh.. uh... where was I?" part.


Oh Albuquerque... Probably the stupidest, most idiotic song I have ever heard.

And it is glorious for it.
 
2022-08-06 12:06:24 AM  
A parody of terrible music is still terrible music.
 
2022-08-06 1:25:33 AM  

dywed88: Thosw: dustman81: Thosw: Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.

Having been to his show a couple of weeks ago, all I have to do is say is "ouch". He really gets into his rendition of Albuquerque.  I'm sure there are Weird Al fans in Dallas who would be happy to snag your tickets.

/Got the t-shirt

Saw him on the last tour where he *did* do an awesome rendition of Albuquerque, including starting over at the "oh.. uh... where was I?" part.

Oh Albuquerque... Probably the stupidest, most idiotic song I have ever heard.

And it is glorious for it.


Got any jelly donuts?
 
2022-08-06 1:46:33 AM  

TheManofPA: dywed88: Thosw: dustman81: Thosw: Bought tickets to his Dallas show in September w/ friends and then realized my wife had already planned a trip. Have to find someone who wants to buy them off me now.

Having been to his show a couple of weeks ago, all I have to do is say is "ouch". He really gets into his rendition of Albuquerque.  I'm sure there are Weird Al fans in Dallas who would be happy to snag your tickets.

/Got the t-shirt

Saw him on the last tour where he *did* do an awesome rendition of Albuquerque, including starting over at the "oh.. uh... where was I?" part.

Oh Albuquerque... Probably the stupidest, most idiotic song I have ever heard.

And it is glorious for it.

Got any jelly donuts?


Nah, we're outta jelly doughnuts.

I remember when I got Running With Scissors and assumed Albuquerque was some word Al made up, it is so perfect as Al-be-quirky (of course there was already the joke in Hungry, Hungry, Homer). Someone eventually put the Encarta CD in our Packard Bell computer and pulled up the Albuquerque article. Oh they joys of 1999.

/Still the only music CD I have ever owned.
 
2022-08-06 1:54:25 AM  
 Al has sold out to Disney+... cashing paychecks like Alex Jones.
 
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