Yesterday I went to lunch with eight of my co-workers and when four of us got back to the car, we found that some asshole in a Mercedes SUV had double-parked and completely blocked us in. There was no way of knowing where the driver had gone or when he might be back, so we all ended up walking more than a mile back from lunch.
It wouldn't have been such a big deal to get back on time, but we were attending a symposium and the next presenter was Ze Frank. I was NOT going to miss hearing any of his talk. We ended up getting there right on time - sweaty and winded but on time. Ze's presentation was great and I even got to meet him later on. (Squee!)
That evening, I arrived home to find the new "Weird Al" CD/DVD in my mailbox. Thanks to Al's online marketing efforts, I'd already heard "Don't Download This Song" and "White and Nerdy," but I immediately put the disc in the DVD player (5.1 surround!) and played the videos and then the remaining songs I hadn't heard.
The standout among the videos was the one done by Ren and Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi for the song "Close But No Cigar," (not to be confused with Thomas Dolby's song of the same name). It's really unexpected for "Weird Al" - more "adult" than anything he's done previously. (Note: The video link in the blog post only leads to a small portion of the song and something seems to be wrong with the audio.)
My husband and I also watched the "behind the scenes" studio feature on the DVD. This may be the most highly orchestrated "Weird Al" CD to date - I can't even imagine how many tracks each song had. The scene that captured my husband's heart was of a ProTools crash in the middle of recording a track. Ha! It happens to everyone, not just us!
Of the remaining tracks, "I'll Sue Ya," "Trapped in the Drive Thru" and "Do I Creep You Out" were probably my favorites. "Weasel Stomping Day" was amusing just because it was so odd. This album's polka medley, "Polkarama," mainly just demonstrated to me how old I am - I didn't recognize a lot of the songs. Heh.
So that was my day of total geekitude. If only every day could be so much fun! (I'd maybe skip the walk, though.)