Can we laugh about our work and the words we use? No matter how bad it is? No matter how much it makes even us cringe? It’s a good thing that it’s easier to deal with (and more fun) when it’s set to music.

Long-time music parodist Weird Al Yankovic has released a new set of  clever and almost hummable video parodies this month. And one of in particular pokes at the ridiculous business jargon, the corporate-speak, we all use, often (too often?) in our email, meetings, the board room and at the podium.

“Mission Statement,” which premiered  on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy site is from Yankovic’s new album “Mandatory Fun.” In the style of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” by Croby, Still & Nash, it features Yankovic on lyrics straight out of the basic corporate jargon guidebook.

Here’s an example: “Proactively overseeing day-to-day operations, services and deliverables with cross-platform innovation, networking soon will bring seamless integration, robust and scalable, bleeding-edge and next generation, best of breed, we’ll succeed in achieving globalization.”

And that’s just one stanza.

Clever come-to-life-before-your-eyes illustrations incorporating those clichés fill the on-screen whiteboard at the end of an artist’s hand with pen in hand. It’s all in time with the music, and is a mesmerizing creation that took 10 months to create in the lab at TruScribe in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Yankovic told Speakeasy by email: “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.”

Weird Al has already released these spoof videos this month from the new album:  “Word Crimes”(‘inspired by’ Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”), “Tacky” (Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”) and “Foil” (Lorde’s “Royals”).

“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” which is a bona fide musical suite, was released in 1969 as a single. It hit #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart and was ranked by Rolling Stone at # 418 on the list of the magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”


Video on Vevo: http://vevo.ly/zTDyrD