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Unknown Mortal Orchestra Debunks Stranger Danger

We want to move to Oregon, because apparently when you're weird in Oregon they give you money and tell you to go make a music video. Somewhere between the laziest music videos of all time and the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" comes "Strangers are Strange" by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The video, shot in a '70s hue that makes you think you're standing outside under an impossibly hot and polluted sky, is a masterpiece of simplicity. Essentially, it is little more than continuous shots of an obviously shady deal being observed by fairly inept spies.

It's all bad suits and facial hair gone wild continuously breaking into increasingly numerous split screens, almost as if a methed up Brian De Palma was behind the camera rather than the director Sam Kristofski.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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