The Generic Brand Video

In February, Kendra Eash wrote a humor piece for McSweeney’s called “This Is a Generic Brand Video.”

We think first
Of vague words that are synonyms for progress
And pair them with footage of a high-speed train.

Science
Is doing lots of stuff
That may or may not have anything to do with us.

See how this guy in a lab coat holds up a beaker?
That means we do research.
Here’s a picture of DNA.

Dissolve, a company that provides footage for “visual storytellers,” used their own clips to make Eash’s proposed video. It’s spot on.

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Noelblue (#6,270)

This reminds me of the fake commercials for Veridian Dynamics in “Better off Ted”! They also similarly nailed the vague generic R&D mega-brand commercial.

Man I miss that show.

CaddyFdot (#2,686)

@Noelblue YES, me too, immediately. I love that show.

Caitlin with a C (#3,578)

This is what that reminded me of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=734wnHnnNR4.

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