As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.
You fake something until you're good at it.
It's hard to force creativity and humor.
I'm still a geek on the inside, that's the important thing.
I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know.
I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I'll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes or story points, and then I'll try and arrange them in a way that they would tell a semi-cohesive story.
My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation.
There are probably a few library fines I haven't paid yet, but I'm a pretty clean-cut guy overall.
How can you get bored if the audience is cheering and laughing at something you're doing?
People that were a little nerdy in high school would look up to me and know it gets better.
You don't need to be defined by your job.
By the time I'm in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.
I know now that everything I write, I'm going to put out, and I'll have to live with it for the rest of my life.
I've learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.
At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.
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