http://chris.pirillo.com/why-i-listen-to-weird-al-yankovics-music/ I started listening to "Weird Al" in the seventh grade during summer vacation at a time when I felt like an oddball because I enjoyed things others considered weird. By discovering his music, I found inspiration in someone that was not afraid to be a little goofy.
To this day, he continues to be an inspiration. His goofiness and personality makes folks laugh and in some ways contributes to the notion that it's ok to be weird.
Have you picked up "Alpocalypse"? What is your favorite track?