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"Lame Claim to Fame" by Weird Al Yankovic

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The seventh of eight daily Weird Al Yankovic videos is here, from his new album Mandatory Fun. “Lame Claim to Fame” examines the everyday person’s brushes with celebrities, however tangental they are, that highlight the way we worship celebrity and the people we call celebrities. Everyone’s got at least one of those stories. But all that aside, the video itself is a work of art. Directed by Tim Thompson, it consists of a dizzying sequence of moving collages.

What's your lame claim to fame? My great-great-grandfather was married to Pocahonta's granddaughter. If that's not lame, I don't know what is. Can you top that story?


I once got Cindi Lauper's autograph. Back in the 80s when she was fresh and new. It was the back of a matchbook cover. Long since lost...
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I helped launch the pie-in-a-jar trend when Megan from NotMartha.org found my post. (LloydandLauren.com)

Also, when I was seven I met the Captain's (of Captain and Tenille) dad. That's really stretching it, yes?
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My great(10 or so, lost count) grandmother was the daughter of a man who came over on the Mayflower. She was already grown, so came over later.
Or, my great(again? many times back) grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War. His brother was the one Ft. Sumpter was named for.
Just missed it twice.
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My mom babysat (NBA player and coach) Scott Skiles when he was a kid, my aunts and uncles were extras in the movie Hoosiers, and Dave Letterman's junior high English teacher was my junior high English teacher (several decades later).
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