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"Weird Al" covers by parody subjects?

Has any subject of a "Weird Al" Yankovic parody ever done a cover of their parody song in concert? Like, has Devo ever performed "Dare to be Stupid"?
posted by Small Dollar on Jul 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Dogs that lick... a lot

I have two Jack Russell Terriers, both sixish years old, and both with odd licking issues. One licks the exposed skin of people: legs, hands, feet. If you push him away, he will lick the couch. He has done this since he was a puppy, and though I think it's odd and slightly embarrassing when he goes to town on an unwitting friend's shin, it doesn't concern me. Our other dog has started licking his own front legs, above his paws (what his forearm would be if he were a person), so much that they are stained pink. He's done this for a few months now. When I took him to our vet for his yearly checkup, I asked whether she thought it was allergies. She said no, that it could be anxiety or arthritis. She didn't get into much depth (she is new to our vet office, and I don't know that I love her). He walks and runs just fine, so I don't think he is in pain. Does anyone out there have experience with compulsive canine lickers? Do I try to stop them (and if so, how?), or just let them be weird? Or do I change to a new vet who might be a bit more forthcoming?
posted by hippychick on Jul 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Weird, unusual, and hidden parts of Washington, DC?

I've been reading Scouting NY ever since Slap*Happy's post about Willets Point and loving it the descriptions of bizarre landmarks, unusual neighborhoods, and hidden bits of history and culture in NYC. What are the equivalent places in Washington, DC? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on May 5, 2014 - 28 answers

Weird NYC & DC! RIYL Mütter Museum, Body Worlds, anatomical collections?

My favorite place in the entire world is Philadelphia's exquisite and incomparable Mütter Museum, I've seen Body Worlds more than a dozen times... and you should probably refrain from clicking either of those links if you are squeamish. I will soon be spending a week in NYC followed by a week in Washington, DC. Can you help me make a list of similar museums, exhibits, and collections to visit while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Apr 16, 2014 - 11 answers

zzzz !!!!!!!

Why do I wake up after a few hours if I go to bed early specifically because I am super tired (not because I have to get up early for a flight or something), rather than just sleeping my normal length time? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Mar 12, 2014 - 8 answers

What the heck is going on?

I've gotten a pair of phone calls that seem too weird to be unrelated when they're so close together but I can't make head or tails about what it could mean. [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Feb 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Weird me out!

I'm fascinated with the Uncanny Valley theory and would like to see more examples of it. I'll look at anything: YouTube, movies, articles, books, video games - you name it, I want to see it. I've looked at several things online and have poured over the wikipedia entry for it, but I want to see the truly weird and far out examples of uncanny valley. Weird me out, MeFi!
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Dec 26, 2013 - 17 answers

Do you know of any weird music/sound creation programs??

i've been scouring the web for free and weird sound generators, sequencers etc... i've found a few interesting things, and i know others exist. i will sample a few i've found below, can you share any you might've found? i would like to use this stuff for ambient/electronica music i create. :D looking for experimental and new ways of creating digital music. highc synth zone tune toys preferably for windows... :D
posted by modbom on Dec 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Space Jam II

My jam did the thing again -- it levitated in the jar overnight. I took a photo this time. I'm asking again in the hopes that someone new may have a definitive answer, as I'd like to know for sure if this means the jam is now inedible. [more inside]
posted by (alice) on Nov 17, 2013 - 34 answers

It rubs the lotion on its skin...

I'm looking to find / make / adapt a costume for a fine art photoshoot that I'm currently planning. The character in the picture is one from myth, who is said to have a skirt made from flayed human skin. Short of sending Ramsay Snow's a raven or becoming Buffalo Bill, how can I put together a costume that will look as creepy-beautiful as I need? [more inside]
posted by gmb on Nov 12, 2013 - 10 answers

THIS IS THE SECOND WEIRDEST STAR WARS BOOK EVER

What are some exceptionally weird tie-in novels and comics? I'm looking for books which are especially weird as a result of not fitting the tone or form of the source material, or of the usual tie-in product. Preferably in fantasy, sci-fi, & horror. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Oct 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Feel bad about going to strip club, Help!

So I went to a strip club when I was pretty intoxicated and feeling lonely and depressed. Long story short I got a series of lap dances where you were allowed to touch the strippers. I feel tremendous guilt and shame about going there and objectifying women. [more inside]
posted by mrdrummed on Oct 4, 2013 - 41 answers

Spooky guides to Seattle?

I'm looking for recommendations for unusual guidebooks to Seattle and the surrounding area, with a particular emphasis on ghost stories, the supernatural, the strange in general and the just plain odd. Being well tied in to historical context would be an advantage, as would be meatier text rather than just bullet points and captioned photos.
posted by Artw on Sep 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Can I save this unevenly shrunk/stretched skirt?

I bought a bias-cut skirt made of t-shirt type fabric from Muji last week. It fit perfectly and draped beautifully and I was in love with it. Now I have washed it (40 degrees C, gentle setting) and it shrank really unevenly. It (just) still fits, but the hemline is dorky and uneven, and the skirt bulges weirdly at the seams. Is there anything I can do to save this? Rewashing and stretching? I can't return it to the store as I was travelling and there's no Muji here.
posted by lollusc on Aug 7, 2013 - 17 answers

Why am I getting crazy/threatening phone calls from my ex's new girl?

I've started getting threatening phone calls from my ex's new girlfriend and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Jun 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Bank closed old account for overdraft. How much will this affect me?

An old (free) checking account in another state started becoming inconvenient (no local locations and bad phone service), so I moved my direct deposit elsewhere. I left a little money in the account, thinking having an older account would help with credit. I recently found out, however, that several months ago, they closed down the free checking service and switched to a fee checking service. While this was happening, it eventually drained the money out of the checking account and went negative. They apparently also closed the account for overdrafting, How badly is this going to affect my credit? Can I take any steps to mitigate it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2013 - 11 answers

3 Left Hands. Weird.

I see three left hands. Why?
posted by PenguinBukkake on May 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Weird Auckland?

I've lived in Auckland (on the Shore) for a year, and I've seen all the really popular touristy stuff (the Sky Tower, Waiheke Island, the War Memorial Museum, etc). Now I'm wanting to find the fun weird stuff that locals know about. Like if Auckland had a UFO museum (it does not, to the best of my knowledge)? That's the sort of thing I mean. Any suggestions? Can be places to go, things to do, stuff to eat, whatever. Anything outside Auckland is okay too as long as it's not, say, more than an hour or so's drive away.
posted by supercrayon on Apr 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Does this weird animated CGI music video description ring any bells?

I'm looking for a bizarre animated music video, possibly originating from Korea or Japan, which I've spent an hour googling fruitlessly. [more inside]
posted by TheAlarminglySwollenFinger on Feb 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find weird medical/human stuff!

I like weird/creepy (but not "boo" scary!) stuff. Do you have that itch too? If so, help me scratch it! What are some good books or sites on the internet that I haven't seen with weird stuff? [more inside]
posted by agress on Feb 12, 2013 - 36 answers

Interesting blogs about weird technology?

I'm looking for blogs that cover old and/or niche technology, in the vein of Something Awful's "Obsolete technology" thread or JWZ' "retrocomputing" tag. Suggestions?
posted by GenericUser on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Is there anything I should do?

Trying to be rational here. Is it possible that I might be targeted by a group of people? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 24, 2012 - 38 answers

What the hell just happened?

What are some of the light-hearted, bizarre news stories of the past twelve months? For a Christmas quiz, I'm trying to get something for each month. September, there was the woman who painted over Jesus. For this month, Darwin the Ikea monkey. But I'm stuck on some of the other months. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Dec 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Mystery Puking

My daughter throws up after she showers. (And a few other times, too.) It's been going on for nine days. What could be causing my kid's mystery vomiting, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Dec 12, 2012 - 43 answers

Never thought I'd see bacon in the air

Flight change... details inside [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Nov 13, 2012 - 38 answers

What is causing this inexplicable video problem with my monitor?

What is causing the strangest video error I have ever come across? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Nov 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Non-intuitive food combinations that work

So when I was little I was the weird kid who mixed up food in weird and non-intuitive ways that grossed out many of my peers, but many of those combinations, discovered through largely blind trial and error, turned out to work really well - What are ones that you've discovered? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 2, 2012 - 132 answers

Let's creep again like we did last summer / let's creep again like we did last year

The dark months are approaching: it's late October and it's time to be scared, but not by your typical Halloween spooks and haunts. Help me discover all that's disconcerting and downright disquieting online (and possibly off). [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 24, 2012 - 26 answers

There's a hole in the countertop, dear Liza, dear Liza

What should we do with this big 1'x2.5' hole in the top of a bathroom countertop? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Sep 26, 2012 - 16 answers

Eat your dinner or you get it for breakfast. Cat.

Cat food filter: When presented with the same brand and same flavor of wet cat food, my cat will wolf it down at my mother's house and at a friend's house, but not at my house. He used to eat it constantly at my house as well, but suddenly stopped last spring. What gives? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Aug 30, 2012 - 17 answers

I should just bail, right?

Should I give notice one week after moving in? [more inside]
posted by ablazingsaddle on Aug 7, 2012 - 19 answers

What is thisJ

A person I correspond with ends every email with the letter J. At first, I thought it was just a typo, but now I see it's consistent over dozens of emails. Now I'm curious if it's a thing, or if maybe it's some artifact of some unencoded character, or what. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Is this a normal offer for licensing a bit of music?

A big media company wants to license a recording of my old band to promote an online role-playing game. Can you help me disambiguate the terms of the offer, and tell me if the money sounds standard? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 31, 2012 - 11 answers

What was that van?

Please help me identify a strange, retrofuturistic van that I saw. [more inside]
posted by zjacreman on Jul 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Eroguro nonsense

Recommend me smart films that celebrate abnormal romance. [more inside]
posted by shii on Apr 29, 2012 - 57 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone and Outer Limits-esque stories?

Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone and Outer Limits-esque stories? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 5, 2012 - 26 answers

What is this Japanese thing?

What is this mystery Japanese product? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Mar 24, 2012 - 5 answers

What to get for the guy who has everything (including the kitchen sink)

My dad is turning 67, and he's a rather eccentric guy. I want to get him something unique for his birthday. Help me find a gift for him! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by oxfordcomma on Mar 24, 2012 - 24 answers

I'm weird, boring, or untalkative. How can I stop being these things?

So, being myself isn't quite working out, in that I either wind up being entirely untalkative, boring or entirely strange. How can I stop this? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Mar 22, 2012 - 32 answers

Paging Dr. Freud! Why did this happen?

Paging Dr. Freud! Why did this happen? I called out my father's name instead of my husband's in bed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Any wild ideas for a synesthesia-themed dinner party?

Speak, Cutlery! My flatmate and I belong to a very informal supper club, and it has fallen on us to prepare this Friday's meal. The theme... is synesthesia. Help us make this an unforgettable (and delicious) experience! [more inside]
posted by Chichibio on Mar 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Weird fiction writers other than Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft whose works are worth reading?

Weird fiction writers other than Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft whose works are worth reading? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Feb 24, 2012 - 30 answers

Can I accurately figure out how attractive I am?

Can I accurately figure out how attractive I am? [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Feb 2, 2012 - 48 answers

How you gonna keep us down on the farm once we've experienced quirky Paree?

Recommendations for unusual travel experiences (not just places) in or near Paris? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 6 answers

This tastes gross.

Coffee tastes weird: confirmation bias, or something else? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 3, 2012 - 24 answers

the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn

What are the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn for stocking stuffers? I'm shopping for small gifts.
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 answers

More Latin tattoofilter

Tattoo filter: Latin motto that means "always weird" or "strange"? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Why does my cat bite my partner when he laughs loudly?

OK, I know this is the perennial AskMe "My cat does this crazy thing" question, and that the answer will be the eternal "because cats are weird", but I want to find out if anyone else's cat does this. When my spouse is laughing loudly, for instance (but not exclusively) in response to being tickled, my cat will launch himself at him and attempt to bite him (fortunately, it's always been through clothes). This has happened three times. It was not a playful bite, but rather a full-on chomp. The cat is very sweet at all other times, if occasionally a bit jumpy. Has anyone else seen this behavior, or have any idea what's going on, or how to make the cat less reactive to loud laughter?
posted by matildaben on Oct 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Why did I see faces in my bedsheets?

I experienced something strange while I was pregnant. Can anyone help me find an explanation? [more inside]
posted by gentian on Oct 24, 2011 - 22 answers

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