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The Prophet ﷺ warned us against astrologers and against believing in them saying, “My greatest fears for my nation are three: Oppressive rulers, denial of qadar (predestination), and belief in the stars.”

Al-Manawi, Al-Faid, 1/204

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“Weird Al” has played:

-Himself but yellow (Simpsons)

-Himself but himself (Johnny Bravo)

-Himself but a Grand Dad (Weird Al Show)

-Himself but the best super hero (Weird Al Show)

-Himself but designed ugly (Sabrina)

-A freaking squid (Billy and Mandy)

-A cross between his 80s self and current self (Lilo and Stitch)

-Himself but CGI (Back at the Barnyard)

-Robot peeps (Transformers)

-Himself but with the second best super hero (Batman)

-A banana spaceman (Adventure Time)

-A brain villain [he was also a certain super hero and a manager] (Mad)

-A pony [which may or may not have made me a brony] (My Little Pony)

-Smart dude (Gravity Falls)

-An actually funny scene in this awful show (Teen Titans Go)

-Banana doctor clown guy (Wander Over Yonder)

-Anyone (The 7D)

-Squidward (Voltron)

-Some guy (Star V.S. the Forces of Evil - not pictured)

-Someone who might have killed someone (Milo Murphy’s Law; main character - not pictured)

-A robot who is quite weird (Uncle Grandpa - not pictured) -A dog (BoJack Horseman - not pictured)

This is why you should love “Weird Al”.

Nerdy fact #1719: “Weird Al” Yankovic wrote his parody song The Saga Begins before Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was even released, basing it completely on spoilers leaked onto the internet. After he saw the film at a charity screening, he was shocked that he only had to make very minor changes to the lyrics of the nearly six-minute song.

(Source.)

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Some of the actresses of colour suggested by my mutuals for Jyn Erso, following the reveal that there are no WOC in the Rogue One cast. The Star Wars film franchise as a whole so far has been a majority white driven franchise and it needs more actresses of colour in non-CGI main roles.

Zawe Ashton
Sofia Boutella
Doona Bae
Fo Porter
Yasmine Al Massri
Julia Jones
Stephanie Beatriz
Nicole Beharie