Thursday, March 20

All your base are belong to Rick.

OK, I realize yesterday was a pretty heavy day being the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war and all, so it's time to lighten things back up again. Here's something that actually happened to me yesterday.

It started when I watched this video at Brahsome:

Oddly uplifting, isn't it? I should probably come clean here and admit that I only found out what it meant to get Rick rolled a few days ago, so perhaps I'm approaching this with a little more wide-eyed enthusiasm than most people would, but whatever.

So anyway, I got up to go to lunch, I grabbed my iPod, hit shuffle, and what was the first song that came up?

"Never Gonna Give You Up," by Rick Astley. In an eerie, cosmic way, I got Rick rolled! By my own iPod!!1!1!one!!1!!eleven!

There's only one reasonable conclusion one can arrive at after something like this: Rick Astley is the most powerful man in the universe. Do not let the high comedy of the Rick roll fool you into thinking otherwise.

(By the way, before anyone starts asking questions, yes, I have "Never Gonna Give You Up" on my iPod. And "Together Forever." Why? Because I like them! I LIKE THEM IN COMPLETELY NON-IRONIC FASHION. There, I said it. They take me back to fifth grade, when life was still reasonably good and I hadn't yet turned into a goofy-looking, socially awkward, self-loathing preadolescent. Go ahead, make your jokes, but I'm not budging on this one.)


Universal Remonster said...

It's funny because I found out last weekend what being "Rick rolled" was. Hardy har.

Anonymous said...

It's okay. I totally have Mmmbop on my iPod and I realized it yesterday and instead of being like, "Oh, f'real? When did I do this?" I just sang it to my dogs in an attempt to get them to pee faster.

Josh M. said...

Rick Astley is da bomb, but nothing from the '80s is quite as memorable as this.

Anonymous said...

Dang. Can anyone find the Family Guy Back to the Future Spoof that has Brian singing that song?

Universal Remonster said...

I saw Josh's link, and I thought, "Dude, it's totally going to Rickroll me." But then I clicked it anyway. Fuck.