Coffee with Weird Al

Would we drink coffee with Weird Al?

Cammy:  I found myself bopping at my desk today to “White and Nerdy.”  For some reason, it’s just been a while since I’ve listened to Weird Al, and I was struck again by how entertaining and clever his stuff is.  This, combined with the fact that Kristy and I had once decided back in college that Weird Al is one of those celebrities that would be cool enough to hang out with to mock TV and play table-top games*, yes, we are go for coffee.  Smart, funny people like him, who are observant enough and creative enough to remix and mold pop songs into coherent comedy pieces are exactly the kind of people you want to hang out with because they are likely to come up with something new and hilarious while sitting there with a hot beverage.   Y’don’t quiz people like this on their inspiration, you just watch it unfold and hope you can contribute enough to the conversation to maintain the roll of the funny.

Kristy:  Abso-fraggin-lutely.  This is an appropriate choice for the evening, because I was polka-ing earlier this evening.  The man is kind of a wonder if you think about it; I don’t think a lot of people take him very seriously, but at then end of the day, the man is a talented musician, a witty lyricist, and he has staying power most pop stars would kill for.  And did I mention he brings the funny?  I also appreciate that he brings the funny without ever being mean.  He just seems like someone who would be fun to hang out with.  Someone it would be fun to watch do the most basic things.  Here’s hoping coffee lasts a long time.

*Note that in the MTVMPB world, this kind of hanging out with games and TV requires a level of coolness above and beyond just coffee.

BSG List: Yes, But How Do They Roll?

What kind of drivers are they?

Adama:  A good driver.  He might speed  and take some fast corners, but over all a smooth ride.

Roslin:  Somewhat spacey and prone to really bad road rage

Billy:  Cautious driver, doesn’t parallel park.  Protective of that Golf he just upgraded to.

Gaius:  Gaius doesn’t drive.  He lets others do that for him.

Six:  Likes speeding with the top down.  Doesn’t pump her own gas (though she can)

Doctor:  Drives a big old Caddy that’s trashed inside.  Drives kinda like a grandpa

Dee:  Sings to the music.  Pretty easygoing and speeds occasionally.  Parks badly.

Apollo:  Drives a nice car but drives it like your grandma

Starbuck:  Very in control.  She has skills and she knows it and will consequently use them to mess with her passenger’s heads

Tyrol:  Sloppy driver.  Criticizes the road layout.

Callie:  She rides the bus.  She’s saving money after all.

Helo:  Likes to off road.  He has a dune buggy somewhere.

Sharon:  Drives somewhat recklessly but can talk and flirt her way out of a ticket

Gaeta:  Drives a pinto while playing Weird Al.  Has lots of bumper stickers.

Tigh:  Makes his own traffic laws!  Especially since his license was suspended for DWI’s

Ellen:  Very bad driver.  With a wedding-cake white Escalade.

Tori:  Overly cautious.  Not able to flirt her way out of tickets, but would like too.  Has gotten her share of tickets (hence the cautiousness)

Anders:  Red light?  What red light?  I thought those cops were my escort!

Leoben:  He’s that calculated fast driving weaver on the highway that you hate.  But he’s good at it.