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Rick Roll'd

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Have you ever heard the term "Rickrolling" before? Let me introduce you by quoting our friends at Wikipedia: "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 that they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video. The link can be masked or obfuscated in some manner so that the user cannot determine the true destination of the link without clicking. When a person clicks on the link and is led to the web page, he or she is said to have been "rickrolled".

Further the Wiki page says, "the song may have been favored for this use by those regarding it as the "worst" popular song of all time..."  Well... I don't know about you, but I actually ENJOY the song.  Not only that, but it's been in my head for days. 

I'll tell you what IS confusing, though:  trying to connect that voice to that body.  Hard to believe.





And, of course, the Family Guy Plug

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