Usually I tell people that if their just screwing around with Flash, dont put it up, but this, my friend is an exception. How it got 2.66 is beyond, me, but I'll come back every day and give it a good score until has the score it deserves. I definitely hope to see many more of these short films. Infact, you make enough of these they could become an internet phenomenon!
If you make a Photoshop Effect for that or somn I would so get it.
Finally, I agree, you do need a thumbnail. Alot of times with videos, if they dont have thumbnails I tend to not look. Also, if you keep it from looping people will rate better. A bit of sound helps too, and lastly, if you were to make it a bit longer, add a play and pause button, you'd have it made. Try making them different colors so that you can make a collab for each year, a collab would definitely be hit.