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.