Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stuff I learned Today

- Way more about Weird Al Yankovic's career than I wanted to know.

Did you know Prince and Coolio are the only artists to ever say no to Al doing a parody?

Well, and Michael Jackson did on the song 'Black Or White' because he didn't want to tarnish the image of the song.

Weird Al still sings the parody 'Snack All Night' in his live shows.

Oh, and Paul McCartney wouldn't let him do a a parody of 'Live And Let Die', called 'Chicken Pot Pie' because Paul's a vegetarian.

- The Samples broke up this year.

- Tel Aviv is a popular tourist destination.

- The first vending machine was invented by Hero of Alexandria around 215 BC.

When a coin was dropped into a slot, its weight would pull a cork out of a spigot and the machine would dispense a trickle of water.

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