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Ian Dunn
175481.  Thu May 17, 2007 1:32 pm Reply with quote

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Q: What culinary creation was invented by the comedy singer/songwriter, who had hits with songs such as, White & Nerdy, Eat It and Don't Download This Song?
A: The "Twinkie-Wiener Sandwich". Extra points rewarded if you managed to spot the singer was "Weird Al" Yankovic.


"Weird Al" Yankovic is an American comedy musican, most famous for creating parodies of famous songs. These include White & Nerdy, based on Ripin' by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone, which reached No. 9 in the States, Eat It, based on Michael Jackson's Beat It, which reached No. 12 in the USA, and No. 1 in Australia. However, some of his songs are of his own composition, such as Don't Download This Song, a satrical song based on the styles of charity singles such as Do They Know Its Christmas, attacking the views of downloading songs illegally by the music industry.

"Weird Al" also made a film called UHF in 1989, which featured his signature food, called the "Twinkie-Wiener sandwich". This consists of a "Twinkie", which is a sponge cake with a cream filling, split open so it becomes a bun. Then a hot dog is placed inside it, with "Easy Cheese", which is cheese from spray can.

However, "Weird Al" became a vegetarian in 1992, after his ex-girlfriend gave him a book called Diet for a New America. As a result, he no longer eats meat, and tries to avoid egg and dairy products. This has also meant that he now uses tofu dogs instead of normal hot dogs in his Twinkie-Wiener sandwiches.

Wikipedia article about "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Weird Al's" website


Last edited by Ian Dunn on Fri May 18, 2007 7:52 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Sergei
175558.  Thu May 17, 2007 8:09 pm Reply with quote

Tofu? That's disgusting!

 
legspin
175561.  Thu May 17, 2007 8:15 pm Reply with quote

I find toe-cheese more appetising tbh.

 
dr.bob
175595.  Fri May 18, 2007 4:09 am Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
a "Twinkie", which is a sponge cack with a cream filling


The words "slip" and "Freudian" leap into mind.

 
swot
175699.  Fri May 18, 2007 7:00 am Reply with quote

*chuckle*

 
austinallegro
175708.  Fri May 18, 2007 7:19 am Reply with quote

"Amish Paradise" is my favourite song

 
Ian Dunn
175719.  Fri May 18, 2007 7:52 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
Ian Dunn wrote:
a "Twinkie", which is a sponge cack with a cream filling


The words "slip" and "Freudian" leap into mind.


Sorry, I've corrected myself.

 
Gluben
175786.  Fri May 18, 2007 10:25 am Reply with quote

austinallegro wrote:
"Amish Paradise" is my favourite song


I prefer "Like a Surgeon".

 
Bondee
176028.  Sat May 19, 2007 12:47 pm Reply with quote

Gluben wrote:
austinallegro wrote:
"Amish Paradise" is my favourite song


I prefer "Like a Surgeon".


Being a huge fan of AC/DC, my favourite is "Dirty Deeds Done With Sheep".
: )

 
Ian Dunn
180019.  Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:35 pm Reply with quote

I found this quite interesting limerick about foie gras.

Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany wrote:
There was an old gourmand of Crediton
Who ate pâté de foie gras having spread it on
A chocolate biscuit
He boomed "Hell, I'll risk it!"
His tomb bears the date that he said it on.

 
asset
216860.  Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:47 pm Reply with quote

Having fancied a go at being an astronaut and attending Space Camp, I was subjected to eating freeze dried food for a day. So I found it interesting that the process actually predated the space program. Incas would freeze dry their food staples, potatos and meat in the high altitude of the Andes. It wasn't until WWII that it became commercially available.

http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfrdrfood.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_cuisine

 
KieronCreagh
216881.  Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:07 pm Reply with quote

He's alright, not as good as Amateur Transplants.

They wrote the London Underground song, and a quite a lot more:

Listen<----Click There.

 
Leonardo
216939.  Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:44 am Reply with quote

austinallegro wrote:
"Amish Paradise" is my favourite song


That's one of his better ones.

 
Lumpo31
216982.  Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:44 am Reply with quote

My faves are "The Saga Begins" and "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi". In fact, Running with Scissors is my favourite Weird Al album, although we have a few more.

UHF (or "The Vidiot from UHF" when I watched it in Australia in the early 90s) was brilliant - Spatula City!

Lisa

 
ceefax
217036.  Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:57 am Reply with quote

food based comedy songs

the wizards of twiddly- the eye of the paotato
and errols last supper, the jazz infused story of two woodlice investigating there nirvana of black plastic binliners and ultimately ending up in a vegetarian chilli.

other favourites of there...sex drugs and morris dancing.
unarticulated lorry

 

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