There are very few constants in life. Friends move. Loved ones die. Americans lack the job security they once considered a reliable fact of quotidian life. Young people today can expect on average to have seven different jobs in their lifetimes, and many of them will even change careers completely, more than once. Technology accelerates at a breakneck pace. At home there is illness and the slow decay of age. Outside there are the more abstract global threats of climate change, terrorism, and a precariously balanced world economy.
But through it all there is Weird Al. Our rock.
Sure, he seems to have transitioned from straight up absurd parodies of pop songs into more reliably targeted internet friendly parodies of pop songs, because dude is a textbook definition genius, and he goes where the audience is. And where the audience is is in their parents’ basement, goofing on the computer. But for the most part, he’s the same nerdy spazz with his finger on the pulse of what 14-year-olds want that he was 28 years ago.
New Weird Al video after the jump, you guys.
Worn out Craigslist jokes. In a Jim Morrison parody. Doesn’t matter. Some things are forever. (Via Spinner.)