Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

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Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

Postby Jack Saladin » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:48 pm UTC

http://assortedvideo.blogspot.com/2006/ ... video.html

Wow. Just wow. That's probably the most awesome thing I've ever seen. If you don't watch this fully through at least 10 times right now you're a loser.

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Postby Umlaut » Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:53 pm UTC

LOLLERSEGWAY!

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Postby Afakaz » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:46 am UTC

Is that Seth Green in the action figure segment?

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Postby TheReverend » Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:53 am UTC

It looks like Seth. I'm trying to figure out who the guy dancing in the background is during the white screen scenes.

This video is the funniest thing I've seen Weird Al do in a long time.

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Postby koreanforrabbit » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:48 pm UTC

hotttttttttttt.

And yeah, that's totally Seth Green. As for the other dood, I'm stumped.

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Postby Jack Saladin » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:13 pm UTC

Who are you trying to figure out? The guy playing Krayzie Bone?

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Postby lemurs1 » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:28 pm UTC

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Postby ERTW » Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:38 pm UTC

There's an error in their Schrodinger equation :shock:

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Re: Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

Postby wisnij » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:36 pm UTC

Saladin wrote:http://assortedvideo.blogspot.com/2006/09/weird-al-white-and-nerdy-music-video.html


Hahaha, A++++ BEST SONG EVER WOULD LISTEN TO AGAIN.

The big glowing Pac-Man outline behind him is one of the best parts.
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Postby Jerf » Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:10 pm UTC

If you enjoyed this, you may also enjoy his "It's all about the Pentiums", which also, for instance, contains a Usenet joke.

The new video is much better; I'm not sure which song is better.

To a lesser nerd-in-joke extent, "eBay" is also funny, but it's definitely tuned for eBay, not "nerds" per se.

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Postby DaveFP » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:47 pm UTC

Fantastic. 'Don't download this song' is awsome too.
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Postby Afakaz » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:38 am UTC

ERTW wrote:There's an error in their Schrodinger equation :shock:


He shows Planck's constant instead of Dirac's constant! I thought something looked messed up

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Postby Jerf » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:15 am UTC

To get that close, and mess it up that way, I gotta think it was deliberate. (Or an accident by the effects guy.)

Maybe it's meant as the Ultimate Nerd Test.

(After all, how many posers have you seen on TV try to pass themselves off as math gods and write absolute syntactically-incorrect gibberish as the proof of their genious? Someday I hope to move to TV land where saving the Earth is as easy as scribbling down a few random integral symbols and calling it a day.)

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Postby Tropylium » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:01 am UTC

Jerf wrote:(After all, how many posers have you seen on TV try to pass themselves off as math gods and write absolute syntactically-incorrect gibberish as the proof of their genious? Someday I hope to move to TV land where saving the Earth is as easy as scribbling down a few random integral symbols and calling it a day.)


Maybe they're just using the letter esh (ʃ) as a variable. :P

Unable to watch the video at the moment, but will do so when I get home ... there's definitly a Weird Al sized hole in my geekducation.

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Postby Tropylium » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:01 pm UTC

OK. Yeah. Watched it. Pretty neat. I had thought Weird Al was supposed to be some sort of an accordion artist, however. Oh well, you lern something every day.

White and nerdy checklist BTW:
  • Mowing front lawn
    - Don't have one. Probably wouldn't if I had. "Trim" however…
  • First of my class
    - In high school, for certain values of "first", yes. Not total grades, however. I had too many perfectionist classmates.
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    - No.
  • MC Escher
    - Uneuclidean geometry FTW!
  • Tea
    - Why, yes, it is my favorite alkaloid-containing beverage, altho I think Pepsi does have a slight lead by volume consumed.
  • Rims
    - Public transport would be still nerdier, no?
  • Action figures
    - Nope. Plenty of origami models however.
  • Steven Hawkings in my library
    - Well, yes, but so're real cosmology books.
  • Myspace pimpout
    - Don't have an account. The craze hasn't really hit this side of the Atlantic yet.
  • Decimal places
    - I kno' π and e only to 10; √2 to 15.
  • Ain't got a girl
    - Unfortunately true.
  • Still wear braces
    - Sorta. Those small supporting kind they put on the inner side.
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    - Gack. I prefer wholemeal rye with butter, or Mediterranean olive oil heavy concoctions.
  • Minesweeper whiz
    - Totally. I've been attempting to crack a custom scenario of 33% density / maximum possible board size for about 5 years now, and even developing something I call the "helpfulness field techniq" during the process.
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    - Never lerned to touch-type… :oops:
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    - Sure.
  • Soldering gun
    - A soldering iron, yes; not a gun however.
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    - Don't watch much TV; but I do have 20+ soundtracks of 80s TV series / movies that I've never seen.
  • Pingpong whoop-ass
    - No.
  • Trivia ace
    - I'm the guy who knows thing nobody else knows, but doesn't know things everyone else knows, generally regardless of company.
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    - Yeah, missing (2π)^-2 all right. Also, this may have been too obvious for anyone to have bothered pointing out so far, but that's not the full equation, just the time-independant one.
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  • Shopping online
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  • Wikipedia
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    - We're just frends.
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  • Clubs
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    - I've seen about one episode of Star Trek altogether, and even that was by chance about ten years ago. Yeah, yeah, turning in my geek badge… *grumble*
  • Ren Faire
    - There aren't any around here, but wouldn't go even if there were.
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  • ROIOs
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Postby ryan » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:29 pm UTC

Holy crap, that is cool. I can't wait until his next album comes out.

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Postby Heirtopendragon » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:22 pm UTC

Actually Tropy it's "Don't have grills but I still wear braces"

Grills are when your teeth are capped with a metal or some other completely disgusting thing. I saw some guy recently, all gold teeth. Is that supposed to be attractive?

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Postby ERTW » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:52 pm UTC

Tropylium wrote:Schrödinger equation
- Yeah, missing (2π)^-2 all right. Also, this may have been too obvious for anyone to have bothered pointing out so far, but that's not the full equation, just the time-independant one.


Well, you don't really deal with the hydrogen atom in TDSE. If there's a time dependance, it's more typical to use time-dependent perturbation theory using the time independent hydrogen state as the zeroth order purterbation.

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Postby rattlehed » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:06 am UTC

TheReverend wrote:It looks like Seth. I'm trying to figure out who the guy dancing in the background is during the white screen scenes.

This video is the funniest thing I've seen Weird Al do in a long time.



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Postby Hamorad » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:58 pm UTC

For more awesomenesses, how many of you knew that the 2 "gangsters" that roll up in the beginning are Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele from MadTV?

8)

Al gets the best people to help him with these things :D

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Postby HenryChicane » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:29 pm UTC

This is the best Weird Al effort in a long time. I used to be totally geeked out over him a few years back, this might get me back into him.

:D

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Postby SpitValve » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:46 am UTC

White and Nerdy is number 2 on the NZ music charts (at least on Juice TV)... I love this country :P

That Shrôdinger equation bugs me though... h-bar, h-bar dammit!

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awesome video, hilarious

Postby RAPTORATTACK!!! » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:58 pm UTC

i put it on my ipod a few weeks ago. Dont ask me how... ;)

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Postby GusPatsy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:21 am UTC

OTTSELLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby hermaj » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:43 am UTC

DaveFP wrote:Fantastic. 'Don't download this song' is awsome too.


I'm trying to download Don't Download This Song. It won't connect. Is that the point? :D

I loved the White and Nerdy clip though, I first saw it on video hits one morning - I was amazed they showed a Weird Al clip! My friends and I used to be mad for Weird Al though high school... my personal favourite was the horoscope song, and one of my friends can recite all of Albequerque from memory.

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Postby boethius78 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:41 pm UTC

DaveFP wrote:Fantastic. 'Don't download this song' is awsome too.


"You're pitiful" is also pretty damned hot, although not so geek oriented. Available from various locations linked by http://weirdal.com/.

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Postby Gemini25RB » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:52 pm UTC

My roommate got several "White & Nerdy" sweatshirts custom printed. He gave them out to people who helped him with homework. I now possess one. (Unfortunately, the font is wrong and the sizing is pretty off, so it actually looks stupid, and the reference is kinda far-fetched.)
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Re: Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

Postby Eleni » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:03 am UTC

Really old thread, but whatever, I'm posting...

So I was chatting with my boss this morning about gifts we are giving to our families and friends for Christmas. She told me that she is planning on getting her siblings and siblings-in-law... drumroll... power strips. Seriously. Never mind that she's getting them special eco-friendly power strips to help them save energy and money. She is buying them power strips. For Christmas. Naturally, this immediately reminded me of Weird Al's brilliant White & Nerdy video, since that is the exact present that the nerd gives to someone in the video. I sent my boss the link to the video, telling her that it reminded me of her, and a few minutes later she came out saying, "That's NOT funny!" But really... it is pretty funny.
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Re: Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

Postby videogamesizzle » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:45 am UTC

Eleni wrote:Really old thread, but whatever, I'm posting...

So I was chatting with my boss this morning about gifts we are giving to our families and friends for Christmas. She told me that she is planning on getting her siblings and siblings-in-law... drumroll... power strips. Seriously. Never mind that she's getting them special eco-friendly power strips to help them save energy and money. She is buying them power strips. For Christmas. Naturally, this immediately reminded me of Weird Al's brilliant White & Nerdy video, since that is the exact present that the nerd gives to someone in the video. I sent my boss the link to the video, telling her that it reminded me of her, and a few minutes later she came out saying, "That's NOT funny!" But really... it is pretty funny.


:shock:

that's pretty amazing. I should try that some year.
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Re: Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

Postby Clumpy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:25 am UTC

I geek out for cool-looking powerstrips. Wait long enough for some retailer to have a huge going-out-of-business sale and you can get neat ones for cheap. Course you rarely need more than about 4 for a house. . .

Al was surprisingly up-to-date with his nerdy references here. It's obvious he researches this stuff.

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Re: Weird Al - White & Nerdy Video

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:24 pm UTC

... if by researches you mean he looks around his living room and thinks about what he thinks would make a great Christmas gift, then yes, yes he does.

If you can't catch my subtle subtext, I'm saying that Weird Al is A Mega Giant Honking Nerd.
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