UK government’s viral video

If you don’t know who Jeremy Clarkson is, or don’t have a sense of humor, you won’t get this, so go read The Guardian:

Downing Street always posts responses to petitions and normally the replies to the jokey ones are pretty terse. But last night, in response to the Clarkson request, it put up this.

Okay, it’s not quite Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. But I thought it hit the right note. It’s already had 40,000 hits and at LabourHome someone has praised it as “Gordon Brown’s first truly viral video”.

Right wing blogs in the UK are not amused, sadly, but it’s very au courant and Web 2.0 and all.

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