Have you ever been Rick Rolled?

Have you ever been Rick Rolled?


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Mirage

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#1
Have you ever been Rick Rolled?

If not go ahead and watch this video. It'll explain what you are missing out on.

YouTube - Rick Roll

It's basically a pop trend that kind of popped up over the past year or so but has become a lot bigger this year from what I can tell.

So, who here has been Rick Rolled? Vote yes or no in the poll. :)
 

oxyMORON

A Darker Knight
#2
Yep. I think it was actually in the chat. I missed out on what was going on and I saw a link so I clicked it. I thought it was a catchy song. Didn't know I wasn't supposed to enjoy it though. :D
 

Mirage

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#3
Haha. The song has actually grown on me too. I don't mind it at all now but I still have fun with pranking people with it when I can.
 

Nightsurfer

~Lucky 13 strikes again~
#4
Hi all.

Why yes I have...Sevral times, and some of them by???....Oh yeah!... YOU! :tt2:

I hate that fracking song.

Who started it and why?
 
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#5
I was "Rickrolled" I few times, and then I just stoped clicking on links to Youtube videos cause the idea of "Rickrolling" annoys me.And Night, Cracked.com recently did an article about internet memes and their origins and whatnot, and this is what they said about "Rickrolling" and how it began.

So there's this message board. And just as most of the goods in your house were made in China, most of the internet's irritating memes were manufactured there.


They used to have a tradition there called the Duckroll, where you would provide a link and lie about what was on the other end, often promising underage porn. Once the user clicked through, they'd get a Photoshopped picture of a duck with wheels. It's difficult to explain.


Anyway, at some point that was mutated into the Rickroll, where the goal was to trick users into watching a video of "Never Gonna Give You Up" by '80s ginger pop singer, Rick Astley.

Rickrolling had become widespread by May 2007, with hundreds of thousands of occurrences popping up all over internet message boards, despite the fact that it had stopped being funny around the second time someone ever did it. By 2008, it somehow began appearing outside the web, which you wouldn't think would be possible for a joke based around a misleading link.


A real-world Rickrolling appeared during Anonymous's anti-Scientology marches on February 10, 2008. In marches in Edinburgh, London, New York and Washington DC, protesters marched up and down outside Scientology sites, blasting the song through boom boxes, in what the UK paper The Guardian said was a live Rickrolling, and which bystanders said was some guys playing a song on the radio.
Thats as far in-depth they go into the origins of it.
 

oxyMORON

A Darker Knight
#6
I think it was supposedly started by the people from 4chan. Instead of posting a trailer for GTA 4, they'd post that video.
 

Nightsurfer

~Lucky 13 strikes again~
#7
I did not know that....Thanks for the info Vincent. :cool:

I still hate that fracking song..I hated it when it first came out and i still hate it now. :nod:
 
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