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  • He's not just weird — he's tacky, too.

    Weird Al 's new album "Mandatory Fun" dropped Tuesday, and he's already spoofed Pharrell Williams twice. He started #8videos8days. The first quickly went viral as a parody replacing "Happy" with "Tacky." Actor Jack Black and actress Aisha Tyler make cameos singing falsetto about all things socially silly, like Instagram pictures of food and YOLO-ing.

    On day two, the musician known for his colorful, lyrical caricatures turns Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" into a grammar lesson with his song "Word Crimes."

    The album has already reached the iTunes top 10 list.

    Stay tuned — Yahoo Screen will premiere an exclusive "Weird Al" parody on Thursday.

    What other songs do you think he'll parody? Guess on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Read More »from Weird Al Wows the Web With Two New Songs
  • David Johns made an ultimate ad for his 1999 Holden Barina and posted it on YouTube. The ad's high production value helped generate buzz around the world. Turns out Johns works for a digital ad agency in Australia.

    Johns also created a website for the car, which is described as having been designed in Germany, built in Spain, and sold Down Under. The pitch promises to give the new owner "a ride that will make you leap out and enjoy life." The car comes with all the old-school bells and whistles: a stick shift and a cassette player. YouTube commenters are mulling over the concept, with one saying this splashy video is "food for thought about how we are sold on crap."

    Johns is fully using social media, including Twitter. One potential customer jokes, "Is the driver included?"

     

    Read More »from Ad Exec Releases Impressive Video to Help Sell His 1999 Holden Barina
  • Spotted on social media: Sir Paul McCartney at an ice cream shop in Omaha, Neb., Sunday night.

    Tom White, 16, and his McCartney-obsessed friends bolted to the establishment in Omaha's Dundee neighborhood after seeing a celebrity trail on Instagram. They found the former Beatle sitting on a bench with none other than resident billionaire Warren Buffett.

    The boys introduced themselves. Then, Jacob Murray snapped a picture of starstruck White.

    "I just turned around and put a thumb up," said White, who posted the pic on Instagram with the caption "Chillin with my homies." Local media outlets picked up the post, and then national sites started sharing it — even McCartney retweeted the photo.

     

    Giddy from the social media buzz, they tell Yahoo Trending the experience has taught them to go for it, cherish every moment, and appreciate the small (and hugely social) things in life. It's a freak-out moment Tom and his pals will remember for the rest of their lives. After all, everything,

    Read More »from Starstruck Kids Post Picture With Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett on Instagram
  • The landscape of Siberia conjures up snow or other harsh weather imagery.

    In the heat of summer, Mother Nature concocted freaky white-out conditions and driving hail.

    Over the weekend, the temperature dropped dramatically from 41 to 22 degrees Celsius — that's 106 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit — in a matter of minutes. As this YouTube video shows, the skies darkened, the winds blew, and hail the size of golf balls or hen's eggs crashed onto a beach in Novosibirsk, pelting bewildered Russian beach-goers and making them run for cover.

    This is an unfortunate but rare natural occurrence in the area. In 2012, an amateur video captured another extreme Siberian example of the destruction wrought by ice crystals.

    The recent storm was more than dramatic ­­­— it was deadly. Local media reported that two 3-year-old twins died after a tree collapsed.

    What's the worst weather condition you've experienced? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Read More »from Russian Beachgoers Surprised by Deadly, Sudden Hailstorm
  • Pugs Star in Parody of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

    Imagine a place where pugnacious pugs rule the world. The latest big-screen installment of "Planet of the Apes" has garnered good reviews . But it's also spawned a short blockbuster on the Web from the Pet Collective, the same group that brought us furry and fashionable memes, a "World Pup" series, as well as various four-legged friends chilling to pop rhythms.

    In the YouTube video imitating "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the human race may fall because of pug cuteness overload. Finding a new, genetically evolved man's best friend leads to all the pugs in the forest coming out to play, or pounce. (Well, maybe not at first; check out the outtakes.)

    Apes, you just got pugged. Happy viewing!

    Share your cute parody videos with us on Facebook or retweet this viral video.

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