September 18, 2019

This Slo-Mo KPMG Ignition Center Ribbon-Cutting Video Is Oddly Amusing

KPMG and the city of Chicago broke out the giant scissors on April 9, officially opening KPMG’s seventh and largest Ignition Center, located on the 68th floor of the Aon Center.

I honestly could care less about the new Ignition Center. If for some reason you do, you can read more about it here.

But I just can’t stop watching a video posted on Twitter by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel of the ribbon cutting in slow motion.

Emanuel—whose tired-looking, sweary ass leaves office on May 20 after an eight-year run as mayor—is standing second from right. To his right in the video is Linda Imonti, new KPMG Chicago office managing principal. To Emanuel’s left is Mike Nolan, KPMG vice chair of Innovation & Enterprise Solutions. I don’t know who the two women are to the far left.

I think the video is kinda funny. Maybe it’s because everyone else has smiles on their faces as they’re cutting the ribbon except for Rahm, who’s looking down and probably thinking, “How many more of these goddamn fucking ribbon cuttings do I have to do in the next month?”

Maybe it’s the way the woman second from left is holding her scissors, even after chunks of ribbon hit the floor. Or maybe it’s the image of a blue KPMG ribbon being cut to pieces, sort of like KPMG’s reputation of late.

Anyway, enjoy.

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