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“Doorway to Hell” explored, life thriving deep inside

“Doorway to Hell” explored, life thriving deep inside

If you’ve ever wondered how to actually get to hell when someone suggest you go there, a giant crater in Turkmenistan just might be the portal. A giant crater, colorfully dubbed the “doorway to hell”, opened up roughly forty years ago. Scientists have now explored the giant crater, and the results are interesting.

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Hotel charges for negative reviews your party guests leave

Hotel charges for negative reviews your party guests leave

What’s a wedding or party really worth to you? A lot of time and effort can be put into making sure everything goes to plan, but when those plans fall through, the guests can be the ones who suffer. A guest not having fun at your event is never something you want, but when they leave a bad review at the venue, it could be even worse.

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Weird Al music video taps TruScribe with Crosby, Stills, & Nash

Weird Al music video taps TruScribe with Crosby, Stills, & Nash

The final Weird Al music video for Mandatory Fun does not, believe it or not, take on his final parody not covered by a video thus far. Instead of "Inactive", an Imagine Dragons parody, Al went with "Mission Statement." This is not a parody, it’s a pastiche.

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Weird Al music video for Lame Claim to Fame filmed in stop-motion

Weird Al music video for Lame Claim to Fame filmed in stop-motion

Weird Al’s 7th of 8 music videos released this week in support for his album Mandatory Fun gets down and funky with celebrities of all kinds. Not directly, of course, as this video makes good pals with "Lame Claim to Fame", a song that’s all about The Weird One’s many associations with the most amazing people in the world - famous people!

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Weird Al Pixies music video drops the First World Problems

Weird Al Pixies music video drops the First World Problems

It’s time once again to bring the Weird Al Yankovic fire to the masses with "First World Problems", the 6th of 8 videos set to be released this week in support of his newest album Mandatory Fun. This video will let you know how hard it is to live in a world without gluten-free cookies in an airport lounge.

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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 gets Iggy’s “Fancy” with “Handy” music video

Weird Al gets Iggy’s “Fancy” with “Handy” music video

It’s time to roll hard with Weird Al once again with Iggy Azalea’s "Fancy", this time kicking your house up to code with a parody called "Handy." This video is the first of the pack that's directed by Weird Al himself - you'll find each of the previous videos to have been created by a 3rd party.

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Lorde’s “Royals” gets the Weird Al “FOIL” parody treatment in music video

Lorde’s “Royals” gets the Weird Al “FOIL” parody treatment in music video

The third of eight videos appearing this week during the launch of Weird Al’s "Mandatory Fun" album release has arrived, and it’s fresh! Weird Al has taken to the Lorde song "Royals" with a food-themed take, just as fancy as his earlier word crimes on humanity from the rest of the album.

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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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Weird Al “Tacky” music video taps Pharrell’s “Happy”

Weird Al “Tacky” music video taps Pharrell’s “Happy”

This week we’re ramping up toward the release of the next Weird Al Album "Mandatory Fun" with the first of a series of music videos. This first video parodies Pharrell’s "Happy" with a lovely tweak called "Tacky."

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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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