This Week in the Mercury

Yo La Tengo's Still Got It!


Yo La Tengo's Still Got It!

Even After 30 Years, They Capture the Magic

Patti Smith Loves Coffee, and I Love Patti Smith


Patti Smith Loves Coffee, and I Love Patti Smith

In M Train, Patti Smith Does Whatever She Wants. It's a Beautiful Thing to Witness.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rah Rah, It's Another Weird Al Video

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:59 PM

This Week of Weird Al has been a blog-embedder's nightmare, as each of the eight videos Weird Al Yankovic is premiering as part of the promotion for his new album, Mandatory Fun, has come from a different website, almost all of whom want to drive traffic to their site. Still, with a bit of elbow grease, it's possible find the embed code and jam it into our blog. Today's video comes from the annoyingly hard-to-embed Funny or Die, and it's for a Weird Al original rather than a parody of a recent pop hit. "Sports Song" is willfully generic, taking a very simple joke (and one that has been done to annoying extents on Twitter over and again), but it carries it all the way into the end zone (see what I did there)? This isn't a laugh-out-loud-hilarious home run or anything, but I admire Al's stick-to-it-ive-ness and the almost retro quality of this kind of novelty song. Go sports team!


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