I shamelessly admit to loving the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. Anything with that much percussion and the right type of bass will always make me want to get up and shake what my mother gave me! But the best parts of that song actually just got better. Take the beat, the percussion, the bass and the melody and infuse it with Weird Al Yankovic’s humourous, quirky and cheeky take on Word Crimes, and you have a magical little piece of YouTube entertainment. It’s a wordsmith’s dream come true, and I can hear a resounding “About time!” from all the writers and journalists around the world.
In this day and age, with technology at our fingertips and always being pressed for time, we’re constantly communicating in acronyms and emoticons. Weird Al’s latest new video release offers a perspective on that, which you might find amusing or offensive… depending on how much you love your emoticons! Watch it and nod your head in approval.