The first Al song I ever heard was "Eat It" when I was in sixth grade, and I was enthralled. He struck me as a cooler version of Ray Stevens, who I also liked at the time. "Fat" came out when I was in ninth grade, I think. I'm not a rabid fan or anything, but I've always dug Al and have a dozen or so of his songs on my iPod.
Thanks for the rep. Yes I lost a sig bet. First one I ever made, maybe the last!