I got this in my e-mail sent on Jan 30th/01.
I didn't want to start a board thread on this, on the remote chance that it's true, and you don't want to be *exposed*. (I know it's a stretch, but it'd be so cool if it were true.) Considering David Bloomberg's "Editor's Introduction" in the current issue of Teemings and all of your recent smug threads containing SDMB-related parody versions of hit songs... well, one with an active imagination could get the idea that you are **Weird Al**. Could you let me know if you are? I wouldn't tell anyone if you were keeping it secret. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(/snip)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't know if I should be flattered or insulted. :) My reply? - "You're **half** right." So, to quash any rumors that may be floating around out there, let me say for the record: 1. I am NOT Weird Al. 2. I have never in my life met, or contacted Weird Al. 3. Weird Al is a dork! (But an amusing dork) I wrote those song parodies by simply replacing portions of the song lyrics, with SDMB phrases of equal syllables. For example: Take this very sappy song from the 70's (later used in a Coca-Cola commercial.) **I'd like to teach the world to sing, In perfect harmony, I'd like to hold it in my arms, And keep it company.** Now in my version, I would simply replace "world" with "board", then replace "hold it in my arms" with "buy the mods a beer," and finally add a line of six syllables to the bottom line, last syllable rhyming with “eee”... say... something like... "(They like to drink for free.)” - and...viola! Now it goes... **I'd like to teach the board to sing, In perfect harmony, I'd like to buy the mods a beer, (They like to drink for free.)** It's really that easy. Some of the songs took longer than others to write, but for the most part, under a couple of hours each. And to the Edmonton Dopers who know what I look like… any mention of my resembling Weird Al will be answered in an appropriate Pit thread. ;) So please, let the record show that I AM NOT Al. Just weird. :) Thanks.