Well I certainly didn't expect this.
I'd hoped that the video would spread, but I never imagined that it would go so fast or so wide. Thanks to everyone who's been commenting on the video and on the blog. I've particularly appreciated hearing where people have found the video and where they've posted it. It's pretty amazing how quickly something can leap from page to page.
The other weird thing is how many duplicates have popped up in the day and a half that the video has been up. There are already a handful on YouTube. And it seems that as many people have seen the video through College Humor, Break, or Funny or Die as through my original YouTube posting. I was pretty surprised as I didn't upload it to any of those sites.
Not entirely sure how I feel about all that. Overall, I'm really glad that so many people are seeing my video. It's just a bit rough not being able to keep track of how many people have seen it. I guess it's just the flipside of a video going viral. As long as people aren't directly profiting from my work, I'm not likely to do anything about it - anyhow the copyright in the video belongs to the ABC under my contract. If anyone's got a more solid understanding of the internet etiquette concerning all of this, I'd be interested to hear what you've got to say.
Anyway, thanks again for all the comments. And, once again, massive props to my brother Jez, who came up with the idea a couple of months ago when the original Silverman/Damon video first took off online. He said back then that a Clinton/Obama video could go viral and he was certainly right.
Now just a random plug for a video I did a month or so ago. I'm really proud of it, but never really found an audience.
Let me know what you think...