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No Nokia, This Is Not “The Weirdest Clip Ever”

Nokia is doing this thing where they put out a clip of banal surreality and are inviting consumers to solve its puzzle by downloading something using a Nokia-brand phone or something. That part is explained here. But they’re calling the video in question “the weirdest clip ever,” which means “the weirdest clip some advertising guys could bang out on a Friday afternoon so they could beat the traffic to the beach” because it’s just cliche weird. It’s weird we’ve seen a million times before, most recently in those “Your dreams miss you” Rozerem commercials. I don’t know anything about surreal filmmaking, but I know it shouldn’t involve a dwarf, because that’s the #1 cliche:

Nokia is the David Lynch of cellular phone manufacturers.