America Gets Rickrolled!

| November 27, 2008

In case you don’t know, there is a trend on the internet known as Rickrolling:

Rickrolling is an Internet meme typically involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The meme is a bait and switch: a person provides a Web link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video.

When a person clicks on the link given and is led to the web page he/she is said to have been “Rickrolled” (also spelled Rickroll’d). By extension, it can also mean playing the song loudly in public in order to be disruptive

So there I was, watching the Macy’s parade. The dopey Cartoon Network float is rolling by, and in the midst of whatever song they were doing, the whole things stops and out pops Rick Astley. I have not laughed that hard in at least a year.

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Category: Humor, Main, Mashups, Video

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Bruce Henderson is a former Marine who focuses custom data mining and visualization technologies on the economy and other disasters.

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