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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Johnny Depp forgives me. Do you?

I am SO sorry to have inflicted a little April Foolery by Rickrolling you at the end of yesterday's post! If you don't already know what it means to "get Rickrolled", here is the explanation:

From the Wikipedia page on Rickrolling:


Rickrolling is an Internet meme involving Rick Astley's music video for his song "Never Gonna Give You Up". In a Rickroll, a person provides a link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand which actually takes the user to the Astley video. It can also mean playing the song loudly in public in order to be disruptive.

The practice began as a variant of an earlier prank called duckrolling, in which a link to a popular celebrity or news item would instead lead to a photoshopped picture of a duck with wheels. By May 2007, the practice had become widespread, and it eventually began to receive some coverage in the mainstream media.

In a March 2008 interview, Astley said that he will not try to capitalize on the rickroll phenomenon with a new recording or remix of his own, but that he'd be happy to have other artists remix it. Overall, Astley is fine with the phenomenon, although he finds it a little "bizarre" and only hopes that his daughter receives no embarrassment over it.



This whole Rickrolling thing has been floating around the internet for awhile now, and even when someone else has set ME up to get Rickrolled, I still think it's funny. Johnny Depp told me that he thinks it's funny, too.

9 comments:

Kat said...

Yep it was all over the net yesterday. Quite funny and a nice trip down memory lane.

I am sure Johnny was understanding...

Linds said...

I've never ever heard of being Rickrolled. I'm so glad you are here to keep me on the up and up.

I so would have pushed that little kid out of the way too... actually, I don't think it's a good idea for me to meet anyone famous. I would humiliate Spammon.

Spammon said...

I've always been amused by Rick Astley. He has a black mans voice stuck in a 12 year olds body and red hair.

Rob said...

Rickrolling sounded so much more exciting before you explained it.

5 of 9er said...

Another day... I learned something new. Excellent.

Anonymous said...

I always assumed Rick Astley was gay, but if he has a daughter, maybe I'm wrong about that. Maybe he's hetero and married with children???

Jules said...

I only know this because I wanted to see what he looks like now so I went to his official website, but he lives with his swedish (or something like that) girlfriend and they have a daughter together.

Although, plenty of gay people DO have kids, so it's not like if he was gay that it would be impossible!

Jules said...

@Kat:That's the thing about Johnny... totally understanding! ;)

@Linds: I am SO happy to educate people about the whole Rickrolling thing! It's like those NBC public service announcements... The More You Know! I hear you on humiliating people around you when stars are nearby. I have no shame, so that statement has me written all over it!

@Spammon: You've been amused by Rick Astley... maybe he can be your mime partner! You can do the box and stairway trick and he will mime an explanation on how he got such a deep voice.... which admittedly is a more difficult skill level than what your mime tricks are.

@Rob: I was wondering if anyone was going to allude to that... I should have known it was going to be you. Believe me, I was thinking the same thing when I first heard about it!!!

@ 5of9er: I'm just spreadin' the word...

kristabella said...

I think Rick Rolling is so hilarious. Because how does such a white man have such a voice?