"It begins with an idea....."
April 1, 2014 8:30 AM   Subscribe

April 1st is more about wasting 5 minutes than making a funny joke.
posted by Napierzaza at 8:35 AM on April 1, 2014 [4 favorites]

I thought this was funny enough.
posted by jessamyn at 8:36 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Watching this video really made me miss Better Off Ted.
posted by infinitewindow at 8:37 AM on April 1, 2014 [14 favorites]

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:38 AM on April 1, 2014

My sister just commented on the video:

"A very corporate-esque video where there is a lot of talking without anything of substance being said."
posted by Fizz at 8:38 AM on April 1, 2014

A tiny bit of explanation?

It's all about hats.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 8:41 AM on April 1, 2014

Yeah, this video is better with the payoff. It's also a pretty funny skewering of all those tech superbowl ads.
posted by muddgirl at 8:42 AM on April 1, 2014

They really should have been fedoras.
posted by Katemonkey at 8:42 AM on April 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

Here at Veridian Dynamics, we know that you are the most important thing in your life. And why shouldn't you be? You are a unique and driven individual. You deserve the right to show off everything you have to offer. That's why Veridian Dynamics is releasing five-year employment review contracts. Show us your best. Let us have a chance to get to know you, so we can decide if we want to buy you. Don't you deserve an opportunity to show us the best you can be? All day. Every day. Without pay. Because you're better then that. You're You.

Veridian Dynamics: Voluntary servitude. Involuntary excellence.
posted by The Whelk at 8:44 AM on April 1, 2014 [24 favorites]

posted by Fizz at 8:47 AM on April 1, 2014

Related 2 blah blah blah generic video snips, music
posted by growabrain at 9:09 AM on April 1, 2014

I was waiting for the punchline of Tumblr pro empowering someone to make their grand civilization-inspiring idea of a blog full of animated gifs or something. That punchline never came.
posted by jnnla at 9:15 AM on April 1, 2014

That punchline never came.

I think that's why I love this joke so much. .tumblr is filled with cat .gifs and black and white photos of people having sex and photos of someone's breakfast in a valencia filter. The joke is how serious this video and how corporate it feels. I loved it.
posted by Fizz at 9:21 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I enjoyed it, but then I do have a tumblr dedicated to pictures of my nail art, so the theme of changing the world through the power of ideas really resonates with me.
posted by bookish at 10:18 AM on April 1, 2014 [4 favorites]

The punchline isn't contained within the video; after the video plays on tumblr, you're given an option to "go pro", and if you select it, a black top hat descends from the heavens and sits itself on your avatar. And that's it.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks at 10:44 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Adding the top hat has really made my Hanniblog more professional. Would pro again.
posted by haplesschild at 10:47 AM on April 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

And you can see who among all your friends has hats and who doesn't! It's very important.
posted by Sequence at 11:09 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Is it still a thing to say outloud ". (dot) tumblr . (dot) com" after someone you know says something hilarious or awful or basically anything because I do this ALL the fucking time.
posted by Fizz at 11:22 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I'm worried my idea will end civilization so please don't retumbl it.
posted by surplus at 11:25 AM on April 1, 2014

I thought the video was going to culminate with the pinnacle of human achievement: the brave redesign of the envelope icon, or one of the other completely useless changes that tumblr's made instead of fixing any of the actual issues with the site (my kingdom for reply notifications!).
posted by dialetheia at 12:01 PM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

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