Weird Al parodies corporate buzzwords in final ‘Mandatory Fun’ music video

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Weird Al’s final song in his eight days of music videos is sort of like your company’s CEO on Auto-Tune: a bizarrely compelling string of often-meaningless buzzwords that sound great together. Called “Mission Statement?,” the song parodies the style of Crosby, Stills & Nash with a near-constant self-harmony of Al’s vocals over a bit of jangling and quiet guitar. As for the lyrics, it’s hard to say if they really mean anything in a straightforward way. His lines might make sense from moment to moment, but they’re pretty meaningless as a whole: “Invest in world-class technology / and enrich our core competencies / in order to holistically / administrate exceptional synergy,” Al sings. You can watch the video over at The Wall Street Journal….

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