The Mandatory Fun is officially over. Today marks the eighth and final day of consecutive “Weird Al” Yankovic music video releases, and it looks like the master parodist might have saved his best clip for last.
“Mission Statement” — which is currently only viewable on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog — is a non-stop onslaught of corporate jargon done in the style of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”
“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,” Al told the WSJ. “I just thought it would be ironic to juxtapose that with the song stylings of [Crosby, Stills & Nash], whose music pretty much symbolizes the antithesis of corporate America.”
Consider yourself lucky if you’ve never had to endure an hourlong stream of buzzword vomit, likely including such hits as scalable, synergy, cross-platform, vis-à-vis, caveat, and more words that actual human beings would never utter outside of a conference room. Like, BRB — leveraging my hand over your mouth.