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    Practice your English with "Weird Al" Yankovic

    I wasn't sure where to post this, but I thought some people here might appreciate this Lady Gaga parody, from America's #1 All-Time Master of Pop-Song Parodies...



    Here are the lyrics if you want to "sing along":

    My mama told me when I was hatched:
    "Act like a superstar!
    Save your allowance, buy a bubble dress,
    And someday you will go far!"
    Now on red carpets, well, I'm hard to miss
    The press follows everywhere I go
    I'll poke your eye out with a dress like this
    Back off and enjoy the show!

    I'm sure my critics will say it's a grotesque display
    Well, they can bite me, baby -- I perform this way
    I might be wearin' Swiss cheese,
    Or may be covered with bees
    It doesn't mean I'm crazy -- I perform this way

    Ooo, my little monsters pay
    Lots 'cause I perform this way
    Baby, I perform this way
    Ooo, don't worry, I'm okay...
    Hey, I just perform this way
    I'm not crazy, I perform this way

    I'll be a Troll or Evil Queen
    I'll be a Human Jellybean!
    'Cause every day is Halloween
    For me...

    I'm so completely original
    My new look is all the rage!
    I'll wrap my small intestines 'round my neck
    And set fire to myself on stage!
    I'll wear a porcupine on my head
    On a W-H-I-M!
    And for no reason now I'll sing in French
    Excusez-moi, Qui a pété? (Извините, а кто бзднул?)

    Got my straitjacket today, it's made of gold lamé
    No, not because I'm crazy - I perform this way
    I strap prime rib to my feet, cover myself with raw meat
    I'll bet you've never seen a "skirt steak" worn this way

    Don't be offended when you see
    My latest pop monstrosity
    I'm strange, weird, shocking, odd, bizarre
    I'm Frankenstein, I'm Avatar
    There's nothing too embarrassing
    I'll honestly do anything
    But wear white after Labor Day
    'Cause baby, I perform this way

    Hope you won't think it's cliché if I go nude today
    Don't call the cops now, baby, I perform this way
    No reason I should regret all the attention I get
    I'm not completely crazy, I perform this way, yeah

    I perform this way, hey! I perform this way, hey!
    I'm always deviating from the norm this way, hey!
    I perform this way, hey! I perform this way, hey!
    I'm really not insane -- I just perform this way, hey!
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    Throbert, you and by proxy Wierd Al totally rock =)

    Most people probably already know, but here's my favorite little Russian version
    радио гага - Таня Терешина - YouTube - ‪Таня Терешина -

    edit: waaaay not as funny, though =)
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    Weird Al's head on a hot girl's body has to be the most disturbing thing I've seen all week, hehe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidkboom View Post
    Throbert, you and by proxy Wierd Al totally rock =)

    Most people probably already know, but here's my favorite little Russian version
    радио гага - Таня Терешина - YouTube - ‪Таня Терешина -

    edit: waaaay not as funny, though =)
    ВОТ ЭТО ДА! I'm not sure if the melody succeeds at being as прилипчивый ("catchy") as "Bad Romance" or "Poker Face," but as a parody of Lady Gaga, the video is hilariously sexy and over-the-top! I love the Пиковая Дама (Queen of Spades) costume.

    (Though, as you say, it's not quite as funny as the delicious absurdism of "I may be covered with bees" or "I'll wear a porcupine on my head.")
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