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Saturday, July 19, 2003
Michael Moore Theme Song: My sister and brother-in-law gave me one of those plastic gift cards to Borders for my birthday. I used the funds to purchase "Weird Al" Yankovic's latest album "Poodle Hat." The album has some great parodies, including new versions of Eminem and Avril Lavigne songs.

But, the album also contains an original (not a parody) "Weird Al" song, the unofficial Michael Moore Theme Song: "Genius in France." You can find the complete lyrics here, but here are some of the selected ones that convinced me that Weird Al was thinking of Michael Moore as he wrote the song.


I'm not the brightest crayon in the box
Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks
I barely even know how to put on my own pants
But I'm a genius in France (yeah), genius in France, genius in France


...

People in France have lots of attitude
They're snotty and rude, they like disgusting food
But when they see me, they just come unglued
They think that I am one happening dude

...

I'm the biggest dork there is alive
My mom picked out my clothes for me 'till I was 35
And I forgot to mention
I'm not even welcome at the Star Trek convention

But the Frenchies think
That my poop don't stink
I'm a genius in France


So, buy Weird Al's album -- as opposed to downloading it over the Internet -- the CD has some bonus features, including some of Al's home movies. The movies aren't funny, but Al's narration is.

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