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Weird Al In Concert

Weird Al Yankovic

Warner Theater, Washington, DC

October 19, 2011

I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been a fan of Weird Al Yankovic since I was aware that there was such a person; at this point, then, for over 20 years. I’m slightly embarrassed (though apparently not so much so that I won’t write it in public) that there are many songs I think of as Weird Al songs first, rather than the parodied songs themselves. Which is a roundabout way of saying that it’s somewhat surprising that last week was the first time I saw the man in person.

The short version: two of the most fun hours I’ve had in years.

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Two Pieces of Cultural Knowledge Inspired by the Ubiquitous “Moneyball” Trailer

Moneytalks is AC/DC’s most successful song in the US, reaching #23 on the charts. Not the more iconic Highway to Hell (#47), You Shook Me All Night Long (#35) or Back in Black (#37).

Back in Black is the second highest-selling album worldwide, trailing only Thriller.

I’m still trying to figure out which of these facts surprises me more.

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