For “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Eat It” was both a hit song and a creative mantra

There’s no denying that “Weird Al” Yankovic has been a fixture of American popular culture for the last four decades and counting, thanks to his rich catalog of pop song parodies, artist-specific style pastiches, thematically-layered polka medleys, and supremely underrated original compositions. The accordion-clad…

The A.V. Club drinks the new Toadies beer, stumbles all over Possum Kingdom

When the Toadies’ best and most successful record, Rubberneck, came out in 1994, it probably seemed impossible that one day, 21 years later, the group would have its own beer. And yet, here we are, with Fort Worth, Texas’ Martin House Brewing Company having teamed with the group to produce Bockslider, a beer it touts…