High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "Walking Contradiction" is the fourth and final single taken from Green Day's fourth album Insomniac. THe song reached number 21 on the Modern Rock Tracks in August 1996.THe video was directed by Roman Coppola. THe main theme of the video was the line from the song "I'm a smart ass but I'm playing dumb". THerefore, the video features the three members of Green Day going about in a town casually causing accidents, explosions, and all kinds of mayhem but are completely unaware of their actions. IT remains one of the most popular Green Day videos.