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Weird Al’s 5th Mandatory Fun music video is a Sports Song

Weird Al’s 5th Mandatory Fun music video is a Sports Song

The fifth song in the first week of Weird Al music videos for his new album Mandatory Fun has arrived. This is "Sports Song" - the first of the collection to appear without a direct parody of a song in mind. Each of the other music videos that’ve come earlier this week have been parodies of songs that’ve been popular over the past several months.

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Weird Al parodies “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes” music video

Weird Al parodies “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes” music video

This morning we’re getting treated to the second of 8 videos in 8 days from the master of music parody: Weird Al Yankovic. Like yesterday’s "Tacky", this second installment once again parodies a Pharrell Williams-produced song. This time it’s all about the "Blurred Lines" - and a parody of the word-centric music video rather than the slightly more promiscuous release.

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New Weird Al album coming July 15th

New Weird Al album coming July 15th

This week "Weird Al" Yankovic revealed when he’d be running a campaign to rule a new Russia, starting on the 15th of July. That or he’s let it be known that his next album will be appearing this summer. Either way, he does have a new album mastered on a CD disk out there in the wild.

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Google Maps included fake anti-piracy town “Agloe”

Google Maps included fake anti-piracy town “Agloe”

Piracy has been around far longer than its association with digital pilfering, and efforts to protect against it varied depending on the industry. For those who made maps, the issue of having one's mapping work pirated was especially troublesome due to the difficulty in proving theft. It was this quandary that prompted the subtle inclusion of a fake city on one map in particular, something that spawned an unusual chain reaction leading to an eventual (temporary) inclusion in Google Maps.

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