Tuesday, September 19, 2006

WHITE AND NERDY: The Video is now online and legit! Plus: a guide to who's who and what's what in the video.

Go to "Weird Al" Yankovic's Myspace page to watch it and not have to be bothered by your guilty conscience for seeing it as a leaked version.

And now, as I promised earlier, here is...

The Complete "Weird Al" Fan's and Nerd's Guide to the "White and Nerdy" Video
02 seconds: The two gangsters in the car are being played by Jordan Peele and Keegen Micheal Key of MAD TV.

15 seconds: The red candles make out the outline of Pac-Man.

37 seconds: MC Escher was an artist who specialized in drawing paradoxes.

43 seconds: That's Seth Green wearing the green jacket. In addition to his acting, Green is known for his love of action figures and writes for Toyfare magazine every so often.

44 seconds: Several of the original Star Wars action figures are on Al's shelves in addition to other classic toy lines being represented.

46 seconds: Al is reading "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking.

50 seconds: The people on Al's Myspace page (not his real one) are from top left clockwise: Bill Gates, Napoleon Dynamite, Mr. Peabody from the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons, Albert Einstein, Screech from Saved By The Bell, Frodo from the Lord of the Rings movies, Pee-Wee Herman, and Myspace Tom. Additionally, Al has exactly 27 Myspace friends (27 is Al's favorite number).

1 minute 10 seconds: The questions on the Trivial Pursuit card are as follows:

G – In what city is the largest ball of twine built by one man? (a reference to Al's earlier song "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota".)

E – What's the deal with Lindsay Lohan? I mean, seriously?

H – F.D.R. – was he faking it?

AL – On what page does Harry Potter die in the next book?

SN – What is the melting point of a gorilla's head?

Covered-up – How many Wicket Men are there on a 43-Man Squamish team? (a reference to a classic 1965 article in MAD Magazine).

1 minute 21 seconds: The equation behind Al and "Krayzie Bone" is a Schrodinger equation (has to do with quantum mechanics).

1 minute 22 seconds: "Krayzie Bone" is being played by... DONNIE OSMOND?!?

1 minute 25 seconds: A reference to the "Star Wars kid" video.

1 minute 40 seconds: Al is wearing a shirt with Carl Sagan's face on it.

1 minute 51 seconds: HILARIOUS!! Al is editing the Wikipedia entry for Atlantic Records to say "YOU SUCK" in giant letters. Atlantic Records, which is James Blunt's label, wouldn't let Al use "You're Pitiful" – his parody of Blunt's "You're Beautiful" – on the Straight Outta Lynwood album.

2 minutes 30 seconds: Al is buying a bootleg VHS copy of "The Star Wars Holiday Special", which George Lucas has said he would personally like to hunt down and find every copy so that he could burn them.

As more stuff is found, I'll be adding them to the list. In the meantime, go watch the video: IMHO this may the funniest one that Al has done to date yet!

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