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Poor Rick Astley


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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Lucia Duran

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Posted April 01 2008 - 11:51 AM

You don't know how many times today I have been, as I hear it called, Rick Rolled.

Is there something I am not getting? Why is everyone dissing poor Astley?
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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Lucia Duran

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Posted April 01 2008 - 11:54 AM

Rickroll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted April 01 2008 - 02:15 PM

It's hot right now, because YouTube did it on their main page for April Fools. All of their Featured Video links take you to Never Gonna Give You Up.

#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted April 01 2008 - 03:18 PM

Rick Astley seems to be fine with it...

#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted April 01 2008 - 03:24 PM

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You don't know how many times today I have been, as I hear it called, Rick Rolled.

Is there something I am not getting? Why is everyone dissing poor Astley?
Based on the Wikipedia article, it sounds like he's taking it in good humor. Posted Image
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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted April 01 2008 - 03:53 PM

He'll almost definitely get some sales out of it, so no harm done. In fact, it led me to watching Together Forever, and I'm getting the "others watching this video" indication. That's not usual for an older song. And, there are tons of comments about this song from today. He's definitely getting a boost out of this, and it's spilling to his other songs.

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Posted April 02 2008 - 12:29 AM

That's great that he's a good sport about this thing going on. I was surprised when I first learned he was being poked fun of since I always thought his music was great and he sort of a cool guy. But then I got rickrolled myself and saw that video for the first time in many many many years. Wow, how quickly things can change over a few years. All and all, I think it's a funny idea...made better since Rick himself doesn't really care as long as his daughter doesn't get a lot of flack from it. Hell, maybe Ashley is a cool guy since he's thinking about his kid and not himself so much. Posted Image
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#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Paul D G

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Posted November 27 2008 - 11:57 PM

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade gets RickRolled...

YouTube - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade RickRoll

#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted November 28 2008 - 03:37 AM

Saw that live on NBC. Hilarious!

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Posted November 28 2008 - 03:41 AM

That was definitely hilarious. I can't believe I saw it live.

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Posted November 28 2008 - 04:10 AM

I heard that from another room and thought..."the hell...?" I thought they just had him as entertainment since he was suddenly popular again. Something lame like that. Haha! But rickrolling the parade was awesome.
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Posted November 28 2008 - 08:13 AM

That was great! I was surprised they actually got him in-person as I thought I'd read somewhere that he was somewhat phobic about air travel.
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#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted November 28 2008 - 10:27 AM

Does it count if it's actually Rick doing the rolling?
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#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted November 28 2008 - 12:39 PM

It counts +36.

#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Joe McCabe

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Posted November 28 2008 - 01:27 PM

Actually, I'd love it if Astley just started "Rick Rolling" live events himself.
Well....I might love it a couple times, then I would be way too cool for the room about it.

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Posted November 28 2008 - 02:28 PM

Hey! I've got the perfect idea. Zeppelin is supposedly reforming without Plant. How about Zeppelin + Astley? Brilliant. "It's been a long time since I RickRolled!"

#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted November 28 2008 - 04:18 PM

Lucia Duran wrote (post #1):

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. . . I hear it called, Rick Rolled.

Is there something I am not getting?

The Wikipedia article Rickrolling, in explaining the origin of the term, doesn't at all mention that it is probably formed as a pun on trick roll, where a prostitute robs her patron (presumably when he's sleeping (after sex???)).

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Posted November 29 2008 - 12:04 AM

Rex, fyi, bright peach text on light gray is unreadable, at least on my monitors.

I've never been "rick rolled", but I liked that song in high school, and of all the unexpected things a person could get by email, a Rick Astley song is pretty good one.

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Posted November 29 2008 - 06:15 AM

I suppose he's still making some royalties off the song, so it can't be all that bad, but can you imagine how boring it must be to keep singing the same song for 20+ years?

Sounds like he's still singing, but I bet at every appearance people want to hear those pop hits he had early on.

I remember Streisand saying she didn't like to sing some of her early hits at concerts, but that's the stuff people want.

Sounds like he's got a pretty good attitude about things and is having fun with it.
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#20 of 24 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted November 29 2008 - 09:01 AM

Another Rick once said, "If memories were all I sang, I'd rather drive a truck."





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