Weird Al in the 21st Century

Maybe it’s harder to parody when pop stars are smaller than they used to be? Weird Al did parody a Lady Gaga song; it’s not bad but for someone who has recently refreshed his memory of Al’s whole career — Al’s parody of Lady Gaga is more similar to his parody of Madonna than… well you get the point.

But he’s had a string of songs over the last decade that are more broadly aimed at problems; annoyances of society; technology run amok.

The problem with email

The problem with cell phones

The problem with the war on terror (it’s subtext!)

The problem with Craigslist (not so much problem as useful service for buying and selling goods and services)

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