Reviews by ilyjtwya
Great CD
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Fat is a parody of Michael Jackson's Bad, and (This song's just) six words long is a parody of "I got my mind set on you". Definitely have a listen!
Great CD
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This is one of my favorite Weird Al CDs! Bonus - there are music videos on the other side. Pancreas doesn't stand out on the first listen, but after a few times we love it, have it memorized, and are more knowledgeable about the digestive process! The video for Close but no Cigar is gross, but the song is funny. For anyone that remembers R. Kelly's ridiculous trapped in the closet spoken word narrative "song", Trapped in the drive thru is a great parody. Don't download this song goes back to the recording industry's unreasonably harsh treatment of people who downloaded music on services like Napster. Virus alert, White and Nerdy and I'll sue ya are also great!

The only song I disliked was Weasel stomping day, but that's due to the graphic descriptions. It's exactly about that the title suggests. Look up the lyrics before listening with children.
Good CD
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My three favorite songs on this CD are Polka Power (always love the polkas!), Your horoscope for today (style of Mighty, Mighty Bosstones), and Albuquerque. Albuquerque is so funny, but I read that Al intended it to be incredibly annoying. Awesome fail!
Ok edition
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I love Weird Al, but I have to admit this is not one of my favorites by him. Jurrasic Park is funny, although you need to have watched the (90s) movie to get all the references. The song it is based on, MacArthur Park by Jimmy Web, may actually be weirder than the parody, look up the lyrics.
Surprisingly good story
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I saw this book when I began to read Thomas Wolfe's work, and had a completely different impression of it than the reality. My expectation was for a shallow description of a party, but Wolfe makes a lot of social commentary within the story. While the shortened version does appear one of his larger books, this one takes a deeper dive into the characters. It is also notable, for readers unfamiliar with his work, that much of Wolfe's work was auto-biographical fiction. I found that it gives his work a deeper meaning for me. Don't read this book because the title has the word party, read it to get an outsider's view of high society in New York immediately prior to the Stock Market crash at the start of the Great Depression.