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'Weird Al' Yankovic lampoons entitlement culture with 'First World Problems'

This past Monday, pop culture court jester "Weird" Al Yankovic polkaed his way back into our hearts with the release of Mandatory Fun, his first album since 2011's Alpocalypse.

'Weird Al' Yankovic lampoons entitlement culture with ‘First World Problems’

This past Monday, pop culture court jester “Weird Al" Yankovic polkaed his way back into our hearts with the release of Mandatory Fun, his first album since 2011’s Alpocalypse. To celebrate, he’s been releasing a music video every day, the most recent being today’s anti-entitlement anthem, “First World Problems.”

Since July 15, Yankovic has treated us to lampooned versions of tracks from Iggy Azalea, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Lorde, and Charlie XCX, and now it’s The Pixies’ turn. “First World Problems,” as a result, ends up being an alt-rock skewer of one of the 90s most enduring bands.

The video itself features Yankovic as a “douchey character,” as he told PopCrush. It is a new identity for Yankovic, with the musician having told video director Liam Lynch that he “didn’t want to be myself.” One blonde wig later, they had their video.

The clip is currently locked down on PopCrush until July 21, so head over to their site to watch the video until then. 

Nick Vadala Philly.com
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