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Weird Al's 'Mission Statement' Video Mocks Corporate Speak Synergizing His 8-Day Value-Added Experience

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In this July 17, 2014 photo, '€œWeird Al'€ Yankovic poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Billboard reported that Yankovic's “Mandatory Fun” debuted at No. 1 this week with more than 80,000 units sold. That’s almost double the amount his last album, "Alpocalypse," sold in its debut week in 2011. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP) | Casey Curry/Invision/AP
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Weep with me, readers, for this 'Mission Statement' video marks the end of Weird Al's eight-day pop cultural takeover.

But what better way to conclude what ultimately was a mad-genius marketing strategy than with a video mocking people who say stuff like Weird Al leveraged his core competencies to monetize his assets by visualizing a value-added experience that enhanced his brand trajectory through client-centric solutions.

Needless to say, this final video "operationalized his strategies" and "effectively enhanced corporate synergy" by premiering on the Wall Street Journal website.

Sung in the style of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash, Yankovic told the WSJ that "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. 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."


Here are the other seven Weird Al video parodies: "Tacky," "Word Crimes," "FOIL," "Handy," "Sports Song," "First World Problems" and "Lame Claim To Fame."

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