Isn’t this always the case? I log into this here blog with a real good idea of what to write, but then get sidetracked by some trivial diversion (in this case, responding to a comment left by my new hero/enemy Mikey Angels. See the Don Rickles post).
So now it’s past midnight, and I’d rather be winding down after a long day of writing about baseball and doing the laundry (21st Century middle-class urban American existence is tough, ain’t it?). But I feel obligated to put something up on this blog, both because I’d like to stay active as a”comedy” writer, and because I don’t want to stand idly by as lolabrigada.com becomes a third-rate Wire tribute site.
So what should I write about? In trying times like this, I’m going to have to go with what I know: Weird Al!
Specifically, I will now review his first three albums in haiku form.
Weird Al Yankovic (1983)
Hark! A new talent!/Mad and Dr. Demento/influence greatly
In 3-D (1984)
“Eat It” was a hit/but please do not overlook/first polka medley
Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
Classic title track/stylistic spoof of devo/I cry tears of joy
Okay, I can go to bed happy now. Thanks for making the disconnected musings of a nearly 30-year-old man-child a part of your internet itinerary on this fine mid-March Wednesday.