Darn You Rick Astley! *Shakes fist*

Waiting in line at the grocery store yesterday, I heard a song on the store radio. The drumbeat sounded familiar, but I thought it was a little quick to be what I thought it was. It wasn’t until I heard the line “A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of” that my initial suspicion was confirmed.

Yep. I had been Rickroll’d. Offline.

Incidentally, my dad called while the song was playing. It’s a good thing he did, because I would’ve had a fun time trying to explain the huge grin on my face to the clerk had he not called (I was off the phone by the time my turn at the counter came).

Also, the Rickroll may be my favorite Internet prank of all time. Being a victim isn’t likely to get you fired as being redirected to some shock site at work would be, and it isn’t going to suddenly scream at you and potentially give you a heart attack like some other sites. All the Rickroll does is put a catchy song from the late 80s in your head, and we could all use more of those, right?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to try and replicate Rick Astley’s sweet dance moves.



    • eskilla on April 1, 2008 at 8:48 am

    You think you have it bad? I work in a mall, and they play music over the speakers. Every day, they play *that* song. Imagine, being Rickroll’d every single day, by your place of employment.

    • emptyeye on April 1, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    That doesn’t sound like much fun. I take it you weren’t a big fan of Youtube’s April Fools’ Day joke then?

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