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December 23, 2006

White and Nerdy

A friend tipped me off to this Weird Al video – White and Nerdy.

“White & Nerdy” is the second single from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. It parodies the song “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone. The song both laments and revels in nerdiness, as recited by the subject who can’t “roll with the gangstas” because he is “just too white and nerdy”, and includes constant references to stereotypically nerdy things, such as editing Wikipedia and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
Got people beggin’ for my top eight spaces
Yo, I know pi to a thousand places
Ain’t got no grills but I still wear braces

The clip portrays Al as a geek, whose daily activities include bowling and editing Wikipedia. (His MySpace Top 8 in the vid consists of Bill Gates, Napoleon Dynamite, Mr. Peabody, Albert Einstein, Screech, Frodo, Pee Wee Herman and Tom in case you’re wondering.)

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