Wednesday, February 14, 2007

White and Nerdy (Lego Style)

I'm a proud daddy.

Like a lot of boys, my 11-year-old still loves playing with his legos. He also loves computers and video games. From what I can tell, that's pretty normal for kids his age. A few months back he started learning how to use movie-making software (Adobe Premier Elements) and GIMP, which is a free, open-source tool like Photoshop. He's become quite a whiz at both these.

But lately he's become the world's Number One fan of Weird Al Yankovic. Surely everyone knows of Weird Al, right? But just in case you don't, he's really clever at writing and recording parodies of popular songs. Classics like "Yoda" for The Kinks' "Lola", "Another One Rides the Bus" for Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust", and "Eat It" for Michael Jackson's "Beat It".

So my boy combined all these interests (legos, computers, movie-making, and Weird Al) and produced the video linked below, which I think is really cool and is the result of a lot of patience and work. It's a lego version of Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" which is a parody of "Ridin' Dirty".

White and Nerdy, lego style

The real White and Nerdy

...and finally, here's Ridin' Dirty


Kirkpatrick MacMillan said...

That's great. Love your blog!

Marco Fanelli said...

Thanks for saying so Kirkpatrick--I appreciate it. It's fun to write.

Croykey said...

Your boy's got talent! I built some fun moving stuff with Legos myself past 11 years old, but this beats it all. Maybe we'll see your son at the Oscars as "Best Director" down the road.
Missed you on the HR burstin' ride today as tna would say.

TnA said...

Weird Al is AWESOME.

Brian's pretty good too :-)

Tell him to just keep havin' fun with it... said...

That is hecka cool. You should be proud. I showed it to my 7- and 9-year-olds and they liked it.


Marco Fanelli said...

Thanks for the comments. I'll pass the compliments on to B.

BTW, he's also into Star Wars and legos, so...

Yoda, Weird Al lego style


Hungry Yoda

Steve Weixel said...

Love the video. Has he seen the Lego Star Wars video games? Kim loves them.