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Weird Al Yankovic Wraps 8 Days of Videos with "Mission Statement" on the WSJ site

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Didn't see this coming.

“Weird Al” Yankovic wraps up his eight-day string of video releases with “Mission Statement,” which premieres today on Speakeasy.

The song, from Yankovic’s new albumMandatory Fun,” is in the style of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills & Nash. The song features Yankovic harmonizing with himself on lyrics constructed of corporate jargon, like “operationalize our strategies” and “leverage our core competencies,” while the animated whiteboard video depicts a live-action hand that is drawing illustrations to go with the words.

“I wanted to do a song about all the ridiculous double-speak and meaningless buzzwords that I’ve been hearing in office environments my entire life,” Yankovic says by e-mail. “I just thought it would be ironic to juxtapose that with the song stylings of CSN, whose music pretty much symbolizes the antithesis of corporate America.”

Reddit comments:

My fave Reddit comment:  This is what a Dilbert acid trip would look like.

Yup: "Monetize our Assets" is the refrain...

I see him in Orange County from time to time.  He runs around in a t-shirt and I think last time I saw him he was wearing red Vans.   Nobody else recognized him, so I said 'hi'.  He cracks me up. 


Does he live in Orange County?

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