Hey Bros!

Welcome to Twitter in Focus, where media comes to die.  This week is one of my favorites, Weird Al Yankovic.  The best part is, he’s funny, so I don’t have to do as much work writing snide comments.  Enjoy!

May 5th, 3:58pm: “Me and a Head: http://twitpic.com/4m8fz

Does that mean you’re working on “Take me for Some Liver” or “Buying a new House”?

May 5th, 5:19pm: “Me leaning against a Door: http://twitpic.com/4mecn”

Ah, so you must be working on “People get Mange” and “Hello, I Love Jews”.

May 6th, 11:27pm: “@barackobama NO, I don’t want to be a Supreme Court justice, please stop DM-ing me. Don’t make me unfollow you.”

Now, normally I don’t posts responses to other’s tweets, but I think you can reconsider, Al.  There are so many great cases to parody.  Roe v. Wade can become Fish Roe v. Wade Boggs, The People v. Larry Flynt could become People Magazine v. Our Man Flint.  Plus you’d be the only justice that could get away with wearing a rainbow wig.  Think about it.

May 7th, 10:32am: “Back in the studio today – first day of mixing the new tunes!”

Excellent!  What will it be I wonder?  “21st Cadillac Breakdown” or “Waking Up with Susan Vega”?

May 8th, 6:30pm: “James Blunt was recording across the hall from me last night. Guess he’s gone now. Dang! Still haven’t met the man.”

May 8th, 6:30pm: “…but Chris Daughtry’s here now! http://twitpic.com/4t28j

According to wiki, that guy is the most successful Idol contestant.  And he didn’t win.

May 9th, 8:04pm: “I’m not sure why all these Twitter bots are following me, but I’d like to thank them for their unflagging support.”

Don’t worry, Al.  We’re not a bot.  By the way, do you realize how much you can save by refinancing your mortgage AND buying viagra from us?

May 10th, 3:53pm: “If I get 20 million followers by June 1, I will personally tattoo a huge picture of @AndyMilonakis on @oprah‘s back (against her will).”

Bros, you have your mission.  Spread the word.

May 12th, 6:30pm: “Just finished mixing and mastering my 4 new songs. They’re DONE. And they start dropping next month, boy-ee.”

Awesomeness.  New videos?  Let’s hope.

May 13th, 6:34pm: “Either I’m getting spammed, or a whole LOT of you like taking sexy pictures of your friend Danielle!”

Who doesn’t?  Besides, Danielle’s your biggest fan.

May 14th, 5:34pm: “Wow, I have almost as many followers as the fake @tinafey! Not that I obsess over that kind of thing…”

So many fakes.  It’s a good thing you’re constantly taking pictures of yourself so we know you’re real…unless you’re fem bot!

May 14th, 5:43pm: “A challenge to fake @tinafey: If I get more followers than you, you have to give me a speaking role on fake 30 Rock.”

I don’t know if the fake NBC will go for that.

May 14th, 10:23pm: “Okay, this is too weird. Apparently I actually DO get referenced tonight on the REAL 30 Rock. Had no idea.”

Weird.  The fake Al just got referenced on the fake 30 Rock.

May 15th, 10:25pm: “Having dinner with Doug Fieger and Pamela Des Barres… but they’re not on Twitter, so I’m not sure they really exist.”

Check facebook.  That’s the only way to be sure.

May 16th, 1:32am: “Okay, Miss Pamela exists now! One of us! She’s @PamelaDesBarres.”

Wrong!  She didn’t accept my invitation to Mob Wars or Knighthood!

May 17th, 5:56pm: “Chillin’ at LACMA. http://yfrog.com/0u8kzj”

Nice pic.

May 17th, 6:01pm: “Everything in this Pompeii exhibit is SO old-school. http://yfrog.com/1098aj

How did that giant get trapped in the ash?  You’d think he’d be taller than the volcano.

May 18th, 2:46pm: For some reason, I’ve only been able to find these yogurt flavors in West Hollywood: http://twitpic.com/5fu6c”

Whatever you do, stay away from the “Semen Swirl”.

May 20th, 2:36pm: Finally – a furniture store EVERYBODY can shop at: http://tinyurl.com/cktkyb

Way better than the Circle KKK.

May 21st, 3:25am: Backstage with my “special” friend Ben Folds: http://twitpic.com/5lyw5″

Are you saying Ben’s retarded?  Because his music is pretty good.

May 21st, 3:28am: The 30 Rock synchronicity continues – just met the REAL Jack McBrayer: http://twitpic.com/5lzfp

Man, the fake Jack McBrayer is so jealous.

May 21st, 3:42am: Me and some guy named Josh: http://twitpic.com/5lzje”

Josh who?

May 21st, 11:53am: In the studio today doing ADR and foley work for “Al’s Brain in 3-D”… boy-eee…”

Dude, you need to make another movie.  I’ve got six bucks.  If all your fans pool their money, I think we can do it.

May 21st, 1:32pm: Dolph Lundgren is in the next room. He says he will BREAK ME.”

Well, he has broken plenty of movies.

May 21st, 1:35pm: http://twitpic.com/5mtko

Look out, Al!  The Punisher!

May 22nd, 7:22pm: http://twitpic.com/5q84l – Unused pic from the Fortune magazine photo shoot”

What song are you playing I wonder?  “Nothing Compares to Shoes” or “Shoe Criminal”?

May 23rd, 7:55pm: Memorial Day weekend here at the Grove is kinda busy – who knew?”

May 23rd, 7:57pm: Just saw NATM2 – mad props to @thomaslennon for writing such a wonderful movie.”

Yeah, it was pretty good.  I’ll have to review it soon.

May 25th, 12:29am: Okay, folks… the REAL Ben Folds is now on Twitter: @BenjaminFolds – accept no substitutes!”

Weird Al, the policeman of Twitter.

May 25th, 7:22pm: “Hanging with 42% of The State at @thomaslennon‘s M Day BBQ.”

Nice!  So much funniness at one BBQ, it must’ve been hilarious.

21 hours ago: Eating dinner with noted author Sandra Boynton http://twitpic.com/617gi”

Watch out, she’s so sweet, she causes cavities.

3 hours ago: “At the dentist – wheee! http://twitpic.com/62r0p”


Al, you’re always entertaining.  Let’s give you a rating.  Al gets an 8 for Style (always taking the pictures and always dropping the celebrity names), 9 for Mustness (albums dropping folks) and a 10 for Insanity (hey, it’s Al).   That’s an overall rating of 9.  Follow Al, bros, it’s a must. Because that tattoo would be cool.