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Yoda

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Weird Al's Ten Best Forgotten Parodies

    It's hard to remember sometimes that "Weird Al" Yankovic has been honing his craft for more than 30 years now, bringing us masterful parodies of pop music for so long that he's outlived many of his onetime subjects. He has a new album called Mandatory Fun and is in the midst of releasing eight music ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Meet George Essig, St. Louis' Competitive Boomerang Superstar

    A recent Saturday morning finds George Essig in one of his favorite spots: a wide-open field at Buder Park in west St. Louis County. In adjacent fields, children play Little League ball and hobbyists fly model aircraft. Essig makes sure they're a safe distance away. Surveying the landscape from ben ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Tom Waits Paved the Way for Shrewd Musicians Cashing in on Literal Commercial Success

    Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Which Space Saga Reigns Supreme?

    "It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire." So begins the famous opening crawl to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the 1977 film that kicked off a universe full of furry dog-beasts, deadly weapons of l ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Three Words: Jar Jar Binks

    Rebuttal: Wesley Crusher

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    If Harry Potter Characters Had Bands: Twelve We'd Like To See

    ​If Draco Malfoy actor Tom Felton's promise (which turned out to be a joke/hoax) to become a white rapper was just one more sad reminder of a series you used to love, we don't blame you -- but we would like to discourage you. Harry Potter, as I'm sure you will remember, is after all a little m ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Weird Al Yankovic at the Family Arena, 6/3/11

    Todd Owyoung​Weird Al Yankovic Family Arena June 3 As a youth, I can recall laughing helplessly while playing parodies like "Fat" and "Eat It" on my cassette deck. Back then, I never imagined that I'd one day be taking my own youngster to snicker at those very same songs at a Weird Al concert ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Expect the Unexpected

    Who knew crappy cameras were so much fun?

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    October 10, 2007
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    March 29, 2006
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