Besides Coolio and probably the Amish after listening to Amish Paradise, who doesnt love a good Weird Al Yankovic parody? Terrorists, thats who. We have it on good authority that one of the reasons for Americas invasion of Iraq was Middle Easterners hatred of Weird Als timeless parodies such as Eat It, Like a Surgeon, Fat, and Another One Rides the Bus. The Bush administration knew the outrage those ditties would cause among Iraqis, so it made up some benign reason like weapons of mass destruction. Its politics. You know how it is. But now, the legendary Weird Al is coming to South Florida with his Alpocalypse Tour to protect our freedoms and probably piss off Coolio again. Expect to hear Yankovics new Lady Gaga parody, Perform This Way, and his riff on a Miley Cyrus track with Party in the CIA.
Tue., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., 2011