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Rick Astley, Rick-Rolling and Practical Jokes

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Is it just me, or am I the only one who still likes Rick Astley and his song Never Gonna Give You Up?

I understand the concept of sending someone to a site that is a complete non sequitur as a joke. I even understand the humor of sending them to the SAME non sequitur on multiple occasions, but the “aversion” that people seem to feel for the song is too harsh.

What’s not to like? A handsome man, a beautiful voice, a catchy tune. I liked it in the Eighties and I still like it. Play a joke on me and send me to YouTube to watch his video and I’ll watch the first few seconds of it. I watch Rick long enough to listen and I’ll close the window once the blondes start dancing poorly (sadly, that’s at the ten second mark).

I don’t mind having the song in my head all day long. I know enough irritating songs by heart that it could be far worse. Pleasure and Pain by the Divinyls comes to mind.

Really, why does Rick Astley get all this aversion when the Divinyls were behaving so poorly with just as catchy a tune?



  1. OK I rickrolled our companies wiki and stat tracking site since I am the admin for it. Only a few people got caught clicking the little ‘R’ in the lower right of the webpage to get rickrolled. However after the 500 times I hear and saw this video this last april fools day, I rickrolled using beaker from the muppets! LOL

    Comment by Jeff Norris — 4/5/2008 @ 8:54 am

  2. Lol. I think I’m gonna start Divinyls rolling. Way cooler than a Rickroll.

    Comment by Steve — 4/8/2008 @ 1:43 pm

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