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Internet nostalgia: Revisiting the meme-filled music video for Weezer's 'Pork And Beans'

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I remember cringing when the video for Weezer’s song “Pork and Beans” came out in 2008. Now, I look back on it with nostalgia for a simpler time on the internet.

Lead singer Rivers Cuomo wrote the tune after meeting with the band’s label, Geffen. According to Rolling Stone, the band was asked during the meeting to produce more “commercial-sounding tunes,” and as a result they created “Pork and Beans” as a defiant middle finger. 

Weezer may have been trying not to conform to conventional stereotypes (“I’mma do the things that I wanna do, I ain’t got a thing to…


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