As with most interesting stuff on the web, I just stumbled on Dan & Dan's hilarious YouTube videos by following a link posted in a comment about a completely unfunny blog article.
I urge you to check out all of Dan & Dan's work, but the video that inspired me to do my first YouTube video response is this one:
And to understand just how technically difficult it is to pull off this kind of amusing confection, check out my video response:
You needn't bother commenting about what's wrong with my video ... it's painfully obvious. My Canon SD800 IS Digital Elph exhibits a common problem point-and-shoot cameras have maintaining color and contrast consistency from one shot to the next. When I edited the movie in my two- or three-year-old copy of Pinnacle Studio Ultimate HD ver. 14 I fooled around with the color and contrast correction plug-ins, but they're not exactly as simple to use as Picasa's red-eye reduction feature.
Still, not bad for a first effort using the cheap, readily available technology lying around my house.
One last thing: Dan & Dan moderate their video responses, so as of this writing my video isn't yet accessible from the "iPad Head" YouTube page. Will my response be approved? Stay tuned.
1/10/2012 update: Dan & Dan graciously allowed my video response to appear on their video's YouTube page. Thanks, D&D!