“Weird Al” Is Back

New style parody of the Doors about Craigslist from “Weird Al”, released just 2 weeks ago online.  The new album slated for next year is called Internet Leaks and he’s leaking the tracks himself one at a time as he gets them done apparently.

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Youtube has busted Al’s monopoly on cultural parody:

As a parody songwriter, Yankovic has had some competition as sites like YouTube have grown in popularity. “That’s the biggest problem for me right now,” he says. “20 years ago when I was starting out I could be unique. I was pretty much the only guy out there doing these kind of parodies. Now if I get an idea for a song, I’ll check. ‘Oh, I wonder if anybody else on YouTube has had this idea already. Yes, 500 people have had that idea.’” But Yankovic fans shouldn’t worry that his comical spirit is broken. “I can’t let that stop me because I’ve still got my job,” he says. “So I trudge on ahead and I hope my parody is hopefully better than the others.”

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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