Here’s something that you might find entertaining: a video of various people from a company called Connected Ventures (“a group of friends who work for: Vimeo, CollegeHumor, Busted Tees, and Defunker“) lip-synching Harvey Danger’s 1998 hit Flagpole Sitta.
In the beginning, the video threatens to be just a slightly better-than-average YouTube lipsynch featuring a cute girl, but it gets better.
Some thoughts on the video:
- Before finding out more about the people who made the video, I thought “Hmmm…either a web 2.0 company or some kind of creative agency.” Assuming that the video isn’t a professional piece with actors, that’s the only way you get an office with that high a concentration of good-looking hipsters.
- I love that “SILF” shirt.
- Once they move away from the initial shots, note the clever camera work. I looks as though it’s a continuous shot, without any cuts.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work at three companies with such a high concentration of the young and good looking:
- My first job out of school, as a programmer at Mackerel Interactive Multimedia, Accordion City’s hardest-partying CD-ROM and web development company. We got even more good looking after a merger with Owl magazine, whose staff was mostly women in their 20s and early 30s. The best telling of the Mackerel story is Cory Doctorow’s piece Burying the Fish
- At the start of OpenCola, which was originally a side project at an advertising agency, whose staff was mostly women in their 20s and early 30s.
- His Own Bad Self, a software development consultancy consisting of just me.