Weird Al: White, nerdy, and here to stay

It’s time to congratulate the man who once rewrote Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” as “Chicken Pot Pie.” Weird Al Yankovic, satirical pop-goblin and parody merchant, has not simply endured but triumphed: His new album, “Straight Outta Lynwood”, shot into the Billboard Top 10 upon its release last month–his highest chart placing since the ’80s.

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