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Weird Al Yankovic performs the Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show
  • Petitioned The National Football League, Nerds Everywhere

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The National Football League, Nerds Everywhere

Weird Al Yankovic performs the Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show

    1. Dave Inden
    2. Petition by

      Dave Inden

      Petaluma, CA

As quoted from PaulAndStorm.com:

"There is a serious case to be made. And so I present, point-by-point, why “Weird Al” Yankovic is the ideal entertainer for the Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show:

Incredibly wide, positive appeal. Not only is he a genuine American icon, and not only has he continued to win NEW fans decade after decade, but if he were a politician, his negative poll ratings would be negligible. To quote The Simpsons: “He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life.”
Featuring Weird Al is to feature a wide swath of musical styles. “Another One Bites the Dust”…”Beat It”…”Smells Like Teen Spirit”…”Amish Paradise”…”Lump”…”Ridin’”…”Born This Way”. Musically, what do they all have in common? Very little! But through his humor and personality, Weird Al appeals to fans of many types of music. No need to have gratuitous walk-ons by the musical Flavor of the Month. And that’s even before you get to his original songs.
Unparalleled showmanship and production values. Weird Al’s live show is a rock show disguised as a comedy show. All the elements are there: lights, video, costume changes, general spectacle. And given a stadium-sized budget? It would be awesome in every sense of the word. And though he wouldn’t need to include the musical Flavor of the Month, odds are he’d find inventive ways to include them nonetheless.
Nerds are now cool. Yep. Geeks and nerds are currently at the leading edge of popular culture, a trend that doesn’t show signs of ending any time soon. Tech innovators are celebrated. “The Big Bang Theory” pulls in killer ratings. EVERYONE carries little computers around in their pockets. Now is the time to bring one of nerdhood’s heaviest guns to one of America’s most celebrated events."

I agree. Having Weird Al Yankovic would be a performance the world over would love and never forget. He is an amazing entertainer and an icon. THIS SHOULD HAPPEN.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 17,500 signatures
    2. Follow us on twitter

      Dave Inden
      Petition Organizer

      Along with using the #SuperAl hashtag on Twitter you can now follow @AWeirdSuperBowl to show your support and help in getting our message out there.

    3. Reached 8,000 signatures
    4. The Facebook page...

      Dave Inden
      Petition Organizer

      We have a Facebook page for our cause. It can be found at facebook.com/WeirdAlatSuperBowl
      There once you "like" the page you can keep up to date on the status of our movement and talk with other supporters about ways to share and spread the word of our fantastic idea. Please go there and check it out.

      Thank you.

    5. It's spreading...

      Dave Inden
      Petition Organizer

      Looking at the progress page we can see that the press has been getting out on our little cause here. It is great to see it spreading. So much more still needs to be done and the work is only starting, but good job everyone. Thank you.

    6. Reached 7,000 signatures
    7. Thank you for being awesome...

      Dave Inden
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone. I wanted to say thank you to all of you that have signed up in favor of our cause. It is amazing that in such a short time we are already at six thousand signatures. Absolutely amazing. If you're interested in what you can do to help the first thing you can do it tell your friends and family members. If you're on Facebook post about it linking back to the petition or go to facebook.com/WeirdAlatSuperBowl and "like" the page.
      If you're on Twitter use the #SuperAl hashtag to join in on supporting our cause and use it to spread links to the petition and the Facebook page.
      But, truly the best thing we can do is to not give up. We have done a lot, but there is still so much more left ahead of us. But, I know we can do it. Together we can make this happen.

      If you want to see some evidence of our impact check out the progress page on Paul and Storm's site here:
      http://www.paulandstorm.com/longer-thoughts/weird-al-super-bowl-pro

      Thank you again,

      dAVE
      @daveinden
      daveinden.com

    8. Reached 6,000 signatures
    9. We have a Facebook page for our cause

      Dave Inden
      Petition Organizer

      Go to the page and "like" it so we can help further the message. Tell everyone you know!

    10. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ed Smith DUNDALK, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      He is a skilled entertainer, he doesn't lip sync. He won't embarass me in front of the family. He is an American icon, he actually cares about people not his own fame. He doesn't believe in vacationing in a communist country.

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    • Amy Moore JAX, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      He is a very important to our family.. He is just awesome.

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    • Craig Balan CROTON, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the half time show usually SUCKS!

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    • James Booth LYNCHBURG, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Weird Al is awesome.

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    • Eric Singer COLUMBUS, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      Let's get somebody with some TALENT on this thing for once! Yeesh!

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