Watch the full vid and tell me what you think.
I don't think the primary effect was for the "image" to be funny but rather to fool people into thinking (click click click click) why isn't this video working?. Though there are may obvious reasons upon hovering over the image (as well as the title) that gives the whole "January's fool" posting away without even making a click .funny .... not
Its Not for calling members idiots, but is just a simple trick to fool the members and have a laugh or too. Thats all.None, there is no hover effect on specific area's so it was simple to notice.
However I can see it catching a number of people out, not because they are idiots just simple not that knowledgeable in the area of web (or only half awake).