Weird Al Yankovic Wants You to Learn Your Grammar in “Word Crimes”

(PCM) The king of song parodies has struck again with his latest single “Word Crimes,” a parody of Robin Thicke’s 2013 summer anthem “Blurred Lines.”

Weird Al debuted “Word Crimes” yesterday as the second of eight videos that he is releasing over eight days in promotion for his newly released album Mandatory Fun, the musician’s fourteenth studio album.

“Word Crimes” parodies Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” song and video, which you’re probably already very familiar with if you were alive and conscious during the summer of 2013.

“Blurred Lines” was inescapable; the song was on every radio station and music video channel, leading it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and on to become the longest running number one single of 2013 and the 2010′s, remaining on the top of the Hot 100 for 12 weeks.

“Blurred Lines” also drew a lot of negative attention for its misogynistic stance and “rapey” lyrics.

As of today, “Blurred Lines” has over 327 million views on YouTube.

Taking the incredibly fun and catchy beat and laying down lessons in grammar, Weird Al has succeeded in making the song his own and catching people’s attention: after just one day on YouTube, “Word Crimes” has already gained over 2 million views.

Weird Al revealed on The View on Tuesday that he was inspired to write the song due to the prevalence of text-slang and improper grammar and lack of education in today’s society.

Watch Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” below and check out his website here, where you can also purchase his new album Mandatory Fun.

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Sponsored Post: Burger King Subservient Chicken Redemption

We always love a good redemption story, so when it was brought to our attention that Burger King’s Subservient Chicken was back in action we could resist digging a little deeper and finding out just what happened after Subservient Chicken dropped out of the spotlight.

It was ten years ago when Subservient Chicken was at the very height of his popularity starring in advertisements for Burger King’s TenderCrisp campaign. The incredibly popular ad’s were interactive (something very cutting edge at the time) and people could visit the Subservient Chicken website and type in commands for him to complete all kinds of tasks such as moon walking, laying an egg, picking his nose and head banging to name a few. Subservient Chicken never put up a fight and willingly completed whatever task was thrown at him.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and once the TenderCrisp campaign came to end, people moved on to the next biggest thing. In the case of poor Subservient Chicken, that happened to be a sneezing panda. Subservient Chicken soon found himself hitting rock bottom.

He received one last job from his agent before being dumped as a client, which was performing at a bratty child’s birthday party, where the ridicule he received was almost too much to stomach. Subservient Chicken was then homeless and forced to look to a live of crime before things finally began to turn around.

A boxing trainer found Subservient Chicken on the street and with the help of an incredible training team they were able to assist with transforming Subservient Chicken into Chicken Big. Subservient Chicken is back and he is subservient no more! Burger King has brought him back to the spotlight and he is now promoting the fast food chain’s newest sandwich the Chicken Big King. He’s cleaned up his act, and has given the wheel to the people to show what they can do, in promotion of the Chicken Big King Sandwich.

This post has been sponsored by Burger King, but concerns our own thoughts and opinions.

The post Sponsored Post: Burger King Subservient Chicken Redemption also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

Sponsored Post: Burger King Subservient Chicken Redemption

We always love a good redemption story, so when it was brought to our attention that Burger King’s Subservient Chicken was back in action we could resist digging a little deeper and finding out just what happened after Subservient Chicken dropped out of the spotlight.

It was ten years ago when Subservient Chicken was at the very height of his popularity starring in advertisements for Burger King’s TenderCrisp campaign. The incredibly popular ad’s were interactive (something very cutting edge at the time) and people could visit the Subservient Chicken website and type in commands for him to complete all kinds of tasks such as moon walking, laying an egg, picking his nose and head banging to name a few. Subservient Chicken never put up a fight and willingly completed whatever task was thrown at him.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and once the TenderCrisp campaign came to end, people moved on to the next biggest thing. In the case of poor Subservient Chicken, that happened to be a sneezing panda. Subservient Chicken soon found himself hitting rock bottom.

He received one last job from his agent before being dumped as a client, which was performing at a bratty child’s birthday party, where the ridicule he received was almost too much to stomach. Subservient Chicken was then homeless and forced to look to a live of crime before things finally began to turn around.

A boxing trainer found Subservient Chicken on the street and with the help of an incredible training team they were able to assist with transforming Subservient Chicken into Chicken Big. Subservient Chicken is back and he is subservient no more! Burger King has brought him back to the spotlight and he is now promoting the fast food chain’s newest sandwich the Chicken Big King. He’s cleaned up his act, and has given the wheel to the people to show what they can do, in promotion of the Chicken Big King Sandwich.

This post has been sponsored by Burger King, but concerns our own thoughts and opinions.

The post Sponsored Post: Burger King Subservient Chicken Redemption also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

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