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6th Apr '17 3:05:53 PM WillKeaton
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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://bunnydweebly.tumblr.com/post/137140991146/shagnastyy-oncemorewithapathy infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a screencap of Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].

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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://bunnydweebly.tumblr.com/post/137140991146/shagnastyy-oncemorewithapathy infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a screencap of Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].
songs.]]
31st Mar '17 2:55:13 PM nombretomado
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Popularity of the Rickroll phenomenon has led to fans remixing Astley's song with other pop culture artifacts, including Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (it seems both {{Ear Worm}}s share the exact same time signature). You can listen to the mashup [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN75im_us4k here]] if interested. And no, BillOReilly was not [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIcx_rxTstc&feature=related the very first Rick Roll victim.]][[labelnote:*]]It was a video by [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] that prompted him to walk off the set of his TV show, which is in a way more poetic.[[/labelnote]] For ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fans, there's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ8xce9HtD8 RoboRoll.]]

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Popularity of the Rickroll phenomenon has led to fans remixing Astley's song with other pop culture artifacts, including Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (it seems both {{Ear Worm}}s share the exact same time signature). You can listen to the mashup [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN75im_us4k here]] if interested. And no, BillOReilly Creator/BillOReilly was not [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIcx_rxTstc&feature=related the very first Rick Roll victim.]][[labelnote:*]]It was a video by [[Music/ThePolice Sting]] that prompted him to walk off the set of his TV show, which is in a way more poetic.[[/labelnote]] For ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' fans, there's the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ8xce9HtD8 RoboRoll.]]
14th Feb '17 1:24:55 PM bwburke94
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The meme started on Website/FourChan with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-t6lAbHgY duckroll]]: the action of linking to a post in another thread only to annoy people. Posts in the same thread just get highlighted, but to view a post in another thread you need to load the entire thread--there is no way to tell if the link is from this or another thread without scripts or manually checking each post number. It used [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Duckroll.jpg a picture of a duck on wheels]] as an image attached to the target post. However, there's also a case to be made that ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' foresaw the concept in their riff on ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures Attack of The The Eye Creatures]]''. NickLowe's song "All Men Are Liars", which mocks Astley and at one point transitions into the first line of "Never Gonna Give You Up"'s chorus, is another contender for an early adopter of the RickRoll.

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The meme started on Website/FourChan with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-t6lAbHgY duckroll]]: the action of linking to a post in another thread only to annoy people. Posts in the same thread just get highlighted, but to view a post in another thread you need to load the entire thread--there is no way to tell if the link is from this or another thread without scripts or manually checking each post number. It used [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Duckroll.jpg a picture of a duck on wheels]] as an image attached to the target post. However, there's also a case to be made that ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' foresaw the concept in their riff on ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures Attack of The The Eye Creatures]]''. NickLowe's Music/NickLowe's song "All Men Are Liars", which mocks Astley and at one point transitions into the first line of "Never Gonna Give You Up"'s chorus, is another contender for an early adopter of the RickRoll.
26th Jan '17 4:33:20 PM twilicorn
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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://oncemorewithapathy.tumblr.com/post/115212316288/lawn-of-esperance-all-the-norts-its-april-fools infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a screencap of Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].

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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://oncemorewithapathy.[[http://bunnydweebly.tumblr.com/post/115212316288/lawn-of-esperance-all-the-norts-its-april-fools com/post/137140991146/shagnastyy-oncemorewithapathy infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a screencap of Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].
songs]].
8th Oct '16 7:12:12 PM Mullon
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The meme started at the 4chan {{imageboard}} with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-t6lAbHgY duckroll]]: the action of linking to a post in another thread only to annoy people. Posts in the same thread just get highlighted, but to view a post in another thread you need to load the entire thread--there is no way to tell if the link is from this or another thread without scripts or manually checking each post number. It used [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Duckroll.jpg a picture of a duck on wheels]] as an image attached to the target post. However, there's also a case to be made that ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' foresaw the concept in their riff on ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures Attack of The The Eye Creatures]]''. NickLowe's song "All Men Are Liars", which mocks Astley and at one point transitions into the first line of "Never Gonna Give You Up"'s chorus, is another contender for an early adopter of the RickRoll.

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The meme started at the 4chan {{imageboard}} on Website/FourChan with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-t6lAbHgY duckroll]]: the action of linking to a post in another thread only to annoy people. Posts in the same thread just get highlighted, but to view a post in another thread you need to load the entire thread--there is no way to tell if the link is from this or another thread without scripts or manually checking each post number. It used [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Duckroll.jpg a picture of a duck on wheels]] as an image attached to the target post. However, there's also a case to be made that ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' foresaw the concept in their riff on ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures Attack of The The Eye Creatures]]''. NickLowe's song "All Men Are Liars", which mocks Astley and at one point transitions into the first line of "Never Gonna Give You Up"'s chorus, is another contender for an early adopter of the RickRoll.
22nd Sep '16 2:10:43 PM Kidsy128
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A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ Rickroll]] is a particular Internet prank in which a link that supposedly goes to something [[http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/rickroll/video/x5l8e6_rickroll_fun relevant to the conversation]] is actually a link toŚ

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A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ Rickroll]] is a particular Internet prank in which a link that supposedly goes to something [[http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/rickroll/video/x5l8e6_rickroll_fun [[http://theairridegroup.wikia.com/wiki/Poyo_Ride_Wiki relevant to the conversation]] is actually a link toŚ
19th Jul '16 4:32:48 PM rjd1922
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Variations include the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwsygqozYc Roll]] and [[GodwinsLaw ReichRoll]]. When Website/YouTube presented its "1911 Videos" for April Fool's Day 2011, viewers were [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gev60gKis7Q "Ruth Roll'd"]] with a cute dancer. Users of [[http://www.theminiaturespage.com The Miniatures Page]] have a variation in which you instead link to a picture of Creator/SeanConnery as {{Z|ardoz}}ed. BrainBleach ensues. In Website/YouTube nowadays, it's somewhat easier to know if a video is a disguised RickRoll - you just need to see if below the keywords is "[[UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} Features content from]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/RickAstleytv "Rick Astley Official Channel,"]] or nowadays, "Music: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up."

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Variations include the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwsygqozYc Roll]] and [[GodwinsLaw ReichRoll]]. When Website/YouTube presented its "1911 Videos" for April Fool's Day 2011, viewers were [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gev60gKis7Q "Ruth Roll'd"]] with a cute dancer. Users of [[http://www.theminiaturespage.com The Miniatures Page]] have a variation in which you instead link to a picture of Creator/SeanConnery as {{Z|ardoz}}ed.Film/{{Z|ardoz}}ed. BrainBleach ensues. In Website/YouTube nowadays, it's somewhat easier to know if a video is a disguised RickRoll - you just need to see if below the keywords is "[[UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} Features content from]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/RickAstleytv "Rick Astley Official Channel,"]] or nowadays, "Music: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up."



-->''Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you''♫

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-->''Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you''♫
28th Dec '15 10:04:59 AM twilicorn
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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://oncemorewithapathy.tumblr.com/post/115212316288/lawn-of-esperance-all-the-norts-its-april-fools infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a still from the video with Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].

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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://oncemorewithapathy.tumblr.com/post/115212316288/lawn-of-esperance-all-the-norts-its-april-fools infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a still from the video with screencap of Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].
19th Dec '15 5:06:06 PM twilicorn
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It's entirely possible that the first ever victim of the Rick Roll (in a meta sense) might have been KylieMinogue. Both she and Astley were members of the Stock Aitken Waterman hit factory back in the eighties. Apparently, they rushed through the production of her song "I Should Be So Lucky" because he was supposed to use the studio to record later that day. Looking at the production dates, it's not impossible to believe she was the first person to have something sidelined thanks to a performance of "Never Gonna Give You Up."

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It's entirely possible that the first ever victim of the Rick Roll (in a meta sense) might have been KylieMinogue. Music/KylieMinogue. Both she and Astley were members of the Stock Aitken Waterman Music/StockAitkenWaterman hit factory back in the eighties.{{the eighties}}. Apparently, they rushed through the production of her song "I Should Be So Lucky" because he was supposed to use the studio to record later that day. Looking at the production dates, it's not impossible to believe she was the first person to have something sidelined thanks to a performance of "Never Gonna Give You Up."
17th Dec '15 11:02:47 AM jedidarrick
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