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"Weird Al" releases new single, video


Given "Weird Al" Yankovic's musical preoccupation with popular cultural pheonomena and with Americans' weird purchasing habits (see also: "Ebay," "Mr. Popeil," "Buy Me A Condo," and "Hardware Store"), it was probably just a matter of time until he wrote a song about Craigslist. According to the timestamp, his new video was posted to YouTube a couple of days ago, but given that it only had about a hundred views when we checked it out — meaning that his vast legions of fans hadn't found it yet — it apparently just went live. And the song, "Craigslist," became available at Amazon at midnight. Both the song and the video are also available on iTunes.

Al as Jim Morrison, huh? Surprisingly visually credible, like most of his impressions.

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