Monday, February 19, 2007

Weird Al Yankovic: It seems that Weird Al Yankovic has figured out how a white guy can say in an acceptable way what race realists are marginalized for saying: that whites, on average, are smarter than blacks, and that blacks are more likely to be street criminals.


White and Nerdy (a rap song)

You see me mowin' my front lawn
I know they're all thinkin' I'm so
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me I'm white and nerdy
I wanna roll with the gangstas
But so far they all think I'm too
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Really, really white and nerdy

First in my class here at MIT
Got skills, I'm a champion at D&D
M.C. Escher, that's my favorite M.C.
Keep you're 40, I'll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin, to the contrary
You'll find that they're quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Stephen Hawking's in my library

My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
Got people beggin' for my top eight spaces
Yo, I know pi to a thousand places
Ain't got no grills but I still wear braces
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I'm a wiz at Minesweeper, I could play for days
Once you've see my sweet moves, you're gonna stay amazed
My fingers movin' so fast I'll set the place ablaze

There's no killer app I haven't run (run)
At Pascal, well I'm number one (one)
Do vector calculus just for fun
I ain't got a gat, but I got a soldering gun (what?)
Happy Days is my favorite theme song
I could sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
I'll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
I'm fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon

Here's the part I sing on...

You see me roll on my Segway
I know in my heart they think I'm
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me I'm white and nerdy

I'd like to roll with the gangstas
Although it's apparent I'm too
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
How'd I get so white and nerdy

I been browsin', inspectin' X-Men comics
You know I collect 'em
The pens in my pocket, I must protect them
My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shoppin' online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized Holy Grail really well
I can recite it right now and have you R-O-T-F-L-O-L

I got a business doing websites (websites)
When my friends need some code, who do they call?
I do HTML for 'em all
Even made a homepage for my dog, yo
I got myself a fanny pack
They were havin' a sale down at The Gap
Spend my nights with a role of bubble wrap
Pop, pop - hope no one sees me gettin' freaky

I'm nerdy in the extreme
Whiter than sour cream
I was in AV club and glee club
And even the chess team
Only question I ever thought was hard
Was "Do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?"

Spend every weekend at the Renaissance Faire
Got my name on my underwear
They see me strollin', they're laughin'
And rollin' their eyes cause I'm so
White and nerdy

Just because I'm white and nerdy
Just because I'm white and nerdy
All because I'm white and nerdy
Holy cow, I'm white and nerdy

I wanna bowl with the gangstas
But oh well, it's obvious I'm
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Look at me I'm white and nerdy

9 comments:

Derek said...

Perhaps Mr. Yankovic's Jewish ancestry grants him some immunity as he isn't one of those really eeevil WASPs.

Anonymous said...

He is always saying he is not Jewish and his wedding photo was taken in a church...
I love that song! I've seen the video on youtube too many times to admit and I'm a girl. It is so my husband and son.

dougjnn said...

Well the way he get’s away with it pretty obvious isn’t it? And yeah I’ve seen the YouTube several times as well, which is necessary to get the full flavor.

He tells most blacks and especially the rap loving variety what they want to hear about themselves and whites (at least a great many higher IQ and also no longer twenties and down whites) what they want to hear. Well it might not be ideally the full image most whites might like (something a little more studly and cool would be preferable and not unbelievable, but if they get to hear about blacks/Latino gagstas driving by with spinning hubcaps and drinking 40s, they’ll settle.

The ridiculing of white nerdiness is incessant, the ridicule of black/Latino behavior slipped in and besides they might not really feel it ridicule (it’s mock yearning on his part), and his IQ and competence boasts though voluminous are not the things most of the population viscerally cares that much about. (Though his target audience does.) Only what it can get you (money, stability, at the higher end some of the hottest chicks (through money and status) though not in HS or college, a stable family life, and the threshold to most higher levels in society, etc.) – and he doesn’t talk about any of that. But those in the know know.

Envious said...

Yankovic has a copy of the Star Wars Christmas Special? I thought Lucas had all copies destroyed.

Russell said...

This is the only way that these differences can be pointed out in popular culture, ie, Whites are lamely boring and uninteresting (We can't dance! We have no rhythm! etc), while blacks are glamorously dangerous and cool.

James said...

"while blacks are glamorously dangerous and cool."

Your culture is way too impressed by these guys. To non-American eyes they really are quite ridiculous. Brings to mind the Australian idiom, as flash as a rat with a gold tooth. Just hold that image for a second. Makes me laugh.

Anonymous said...

I REALLY don't think Al is saying anything at all about whites being smarter or about blacks being more likely to be involved in gangs and criminality. He treats people, of whatever color, with respect and friendliness. And remember that he really did grow up in Lynwood, CA, which does (and did then) have gangs. There's little doubt that he finds the pop-culture glorification of the gangsta life worthy of satire. He knows the reality.

And BTW, it's true that he's not Jewish.

OE

Anonymous said...

al yankovic is of serbian father and half italian half english mother, yankovic is tipical serbian, not jewish surname.

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Thanks