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“Weird Al” Yankovic answers our 11 Questions · The A.V. Club

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Ha!3. Who would be your pop culture best friend?

WAY: I’m going to go with Nick Rivers, who was Val Kilmer’s character in the movie, Top Secret!. That’s probably my all-time favorite movie, and I kind of wanted to be Nick Rivers. I thought he was the coolest guy ever, and if he were an actual person, I think he’d be the kind of guy I’d want to hang around with.

AVC: Have you ever met Val Kilmer?

WAY: You know, I did; I met him once. We were both on an airplane sitting in first class and I was actually right across from him on an aisle and I didn’t want to bother him because I didn’t know him and it’s always awkward to strike up a conversation and then you have to sit there the whole flight. So I waited until we were getting off the airplane and I said, “Excuse me, Mr. Kilmer. My name is Al Yankovic and Top Secret! is my all-time favorite movie.” And he kind of gave me a look like, “Really? You’re going to pick that one?”

Check out 6.

If a deli named a sandwich after you, what would be on it?

WAY: I’d say a fire-roasted eggplant, some roasted red peppers, diced heirloom tomatoes, some thin-sliced red onions—maybe double up on the onions and have some caramelized onions on top of the sliced onions. A little basil, some arugula, some chopped and marinated mushrooms, maybe a slice of fresh avocado, some alfalfa sprouts, a dose of hummus, a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and put it on a warm toasted French roll lovingly sprinkled with some truffle oil.

AVC: You’re vegan, right?

WAY: Yeah, I’m vegan. I sometimes slip and do some dairy, but I typically stay vegan.

That is a very vegan sandwich.

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