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I was a huge fan of 'Mad' magazine when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I'd scour used bookstores trying to find back issues, and I'd wait at the newsstand for a new issue to come out. My life revolved around it.

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.

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.

How can you get bored if the audience is cheering and laughing at something you're doing?

I'm still a geek on the inside, that's the important thing.

A lot of artists have really been supportive over the years.

A lot of rap songs don't usually have a lot of melody per se.

As a kid, I certainly never thought I would get to spend my life doing something fun.

As it turns out, there is a thing called the Internet, and stuff does go out there whether the suits like it or not.

As much as people are griping about the Internet taking sales away from artists, it's been a huge promotional tool for me.

By the time I'm in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.

I can't get too offended when somebody parodies me.

I don't think there are any new media I'd like to cover.

I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes.

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 like the guitar-driven music of Nirvana at its peak. At that point, I thought there was a lot of really exciting music coming out.

I mean, I don't write for kids.

I mean, I hate to gloat, but I'm extremely satisfied with my position in life and the way things have worked out for me.

I think that nerds, if you want to call them that, have only gotten more hip and assimilated into the culture.

I'm obviously not a rapper, and I don't have any claims to be one, really.