All My Little Words

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin YEEEEAAAH

Posted in Uncategorized by nickchristian on December 8, 2008

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I’d like to open the nominations for this year’s most unlikely social phenomenon. Forget a black guy with a funny name capturing the world’s attention and eventually the American Presidency – 2008’s been all about the RickRoll.

The premise is simple: you click on a link pertaining to be, say, Margaret Thatcher Sex Tape (and don’t even try to pretend you wouldn’t), but instead of the iron lady expressing physical passions of pornographic proportions you arrive at a YouTube Video of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up. Gutted.

You’ve just been RickRoll’d.

This plague of Rick Rolls ultimately led to victory for Astley last month the MTV Europe Awards category for Best Act Ever and has also resulted in a Facebook campaign for him to have the Christmas No.1 single. Although I haven’t give a carp about the charts for about a decade, personally I think the joke’s gone on for too long and needs to end now.

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