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Weird Al vs. Lady Gaga

“Weird Al” Yankovic has been taking his liberties with other artists’ songs for as long as I can remember. I still enjoy his song “I’m Fat” more than the song he parodied “I’m Bad” by Michael Jackson. I had a few Weird Al tapes as a kid and still claim defiantly that the movie “UHF” is a highly underrated piece of art. In short, I’m a “Weird Al” fan. He is funny and strange and has been an innovator in doing stuff that is just off the beaten path…but as Yoda said in Return of the Jedi, “There is another.”

Lady Gaga and I were born in the same part of New York and we both play music…that’s where the similarities wrap up. She wears meat bikinis and I’m more of a sport jeans-t-shirts-and-baseball-cap kind of guy. I call my friends my “pals” or my “buddies” -- she calls her fans “monsters” or something like that. I’ve heard her music and although it’s not my taste, I get it and -- like it or not -- Ms. Gaga does her thing well. I’d invite her to play The Fan Cave…. I’d have a dress code for her but she’s more than welcome.

Anyway, “Weird Al” has taken on the task of poking fun at Lady Gaga’s hit song “Born This Way.”

I gotta go with Gaga here. The great thing about Yankovic is that he always took an artist’s work and then made his own bizarre song and video with it. Al, you really can’t beat her in the bizarre category. She has you beat six ways to Sunday. Lady Gaga has Boy George saying, “Bloody hell, that woman is strange.”

When all is said and done “Weird Al” will always have a place in my heart because of songs like “I Lost On Jeopardy”, “The Rye of The Kaiser” and “Yoda” but when it come to taking on Lady Gaga …it’s a pitch in the dirt. Al, don’t swing at it.

“Weird Al” Yankovic has been taking his liberties with other artists’ songs for as long as I can remember. I still enjoy his song “I’m Fat” more than the song he parodied “I’m Bad” by Michael Jackson. I had a few Weird Al tapes as a kid and still claim defiantly that the movie “UHF” is a highly underrated piece of art. In short, I’m a “Weird Al” fan. He is funny and strange and has been an innovator in doing stuff that is just off the beaten path…but as Yoda said in Return of the Jedi, “There is another.”

Lady Gaga and I were born in the same part of New York and we both play music…that’s where the similarities wrap up. She wears meat bikinis and I’m more of a sport jeans-t-shirts-and-baseball-cap kind of guy. I call my friends my “pals” or my “buddies” -- she calls her fans “monsters” or something like that. I’ve heard her music and although it’s not my taste, I get it and -- like it or not -- Ms. Gaga does her thing well. I’d invite her to play The Fan Cave…. I’d have a dress code for her but she’s more than welcome.

Anyway, “Weird Al” has taken on the task of poking fun at Lady Gaga’s hit song “Born This Way.”

I gotta go with Gaga here. The great thing about Yankovic is that he always took an artist’s work and then made his own bizarre song and video with it. Al, you really can’t beat her in the bizarre category. She has you beat six ways to Sunday. Lady Gaga has Boy George saying, “Bloody hell, that woman is strange.”

When all is said and done “Weird Al” will always have a place in my heart because of songs like “I Lost On Jeopardy”, “The Rye of The Kaiser” and “Yoda” but when it come to taking on Lady Gaga …it’s a pitch in the dirt. Al, don’t swing at it.