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(Billboard)   Rick Astley has let us down, deserted us   (billboard.com ) divider line
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2014-07-20 01:36:52 PM  
Vevo did it cos they want the clicks, no doubt.
 
2014-07-20 01:52:38 PM  

 Having the COS rickrolled made me chuckle.

The many versions of the song, including an audience sing along, are still on Youtube in Canada.
Here, check it out!
 
2014-07-20 02:14:48 PM  
I'm pretty sure YT is run by a bunch of monkeys at this point.
 
2014-07-20 02:29:30 PM  

Dumski: Having the COS rickrolled made me chuckle.The many versions of the song, including an audience sing along, are still on Youtube in Canada.
Here, check it out!


Can it still be Rick Roll if you have to wait for a commercial finish or click through it by hitting a button that looks like Rick Astley?

This is a better one.
 
2014-07-20 02:35:31 PM  
 
2014-07-20 03:32:39 PM  
Rick rolled

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbaTur4A1OU
 
2014-07-20 03:37:21 PM  
It's not a Rick Roll if you have to wait 15 seconds for a commercial, sheesh.
 
2014-07-20 03:38:39 PM  
And another internet meme dies at the hands of greedy idiots. I'm sure Rick Astley will properly be dumped into the dustbin of history now. Good work, lawyers!
 
2014-07-20 04:05:00 PM  
Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?
 
2014-07-20 04:18:37 PM  
zamboni:
Can it still be Rick Roll if you have to wait for a commercial finish or click through it by hitting a button that looks like Rick Astley?

This is a better one.


No commercial from my side.
 
2014-07-20 04:24:06 PM  

Confabulat: It's not a Rick Roll if you have to wait 15 seconds for a commercial, sheesh.


Yep.   Youtube died a while ago.   Now all that's left are the various porn *tubes.
 
2014-07-20 04:24:42 PM  
From the headline, I thought he'd died.
 
2014-07-20 04:25:53 PM  

Ambitwistor: From the headline, I thought he'd died.


Yeah, same here.

Don't DO that, Subby! :-(
 
2014-07-20 04:28:48 PM  
Well now it's back to lemon party, goatse, and mr hands i guess.
 
2014-07-20 04:29:16 PM  
 
2014-07-20 04:31:10 PM  
 
2014-07-20 04:31:25 PM  
 
2014-07-20 04:31:41 PM  
It didn't even get a final countdown.
 
2014-07-20 04:35:46 PM  
This is obviously Roko's Basilisk punishing us for all for not creating it fast enough.
 
2014-07-20 04:36:12 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ambitwistor: From the headline, I thought he'd died.

Yeah, same here.

Don't DO that, Subby! :-(


I'm not subby but I think it was a very subtle rickroll of a headline. I thought he had died too.
 
2014-07-20 04:36:16 PM  
still works for lots of people
 
2014-07-20 04:38:32 PM  

Confabulat: It's not a Rick Roll if you have to wait 15 seconds for a commercial, sheesh.


So users expecting a meme centered around the idea of a bait-and-switch link might instead get...bait-and-switched to a commercial?
 
2014-07-20 04:39:15 PM  

Mugato: Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klqi_h9FElc

/not a rock roll
/not directly
 
2014-07-20 04:40:14 PM  
"Never" spent 23 weeks on the Hot 100 in 1987 and 1988, hitting the top spot. Rickrolling the meme got its start ten years later

Er, um...

/Psst: Double that number.
 
2014-07-20 04:41:33 PM  
A bunch of greedy old white guys in suits and iridescent heads got together and did this.
 
2014-07-20 04:41:36 PM  

Mugato: Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?


Incorrect.  Unlike other memes, this one does not get old.  It is a meme of unfathomable proportions.
 
2014-07-20 04:43:12 PM  

HalfOffOffer: Mugato: Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?

Incorrect.  Unlike other memes, this one does not get old.  It is a meme of unfathomable proportions.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-20 04:44:41 PM  
As always record industry tries to hurt The Hand That Feeds them
 
2014-07-20 04:44:57 PM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-20 04:45:14 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-20 04:45:47 PM  
the stupid tag obviously is out watching Rick Astley videos.

//fark copyright
 
2014-07-20 04:45:53 PM  

HalfOffOffer: Mugato: Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?

Incorrect.  Unlike other memes, this one does not get old.  It is a meme of unfathomable proportions.


No. No it's not.
 
2014-07-20 04:46:14 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8ErbVOfvqw       Remember when the mets had an internet vote for which song to play on opening day in new stadium?
 
2014-07-20 04:46:44 PM  
Rickrolling will now be where you are promised a Rick Roll, but are instead taken to a link to something relevant.
 
2014-07-20 04:49:55 PM  

HalfOffOffer: Mugato: Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?

Incorrect.  Unlike other memes, this one does not get old.  It is a meme of unfathomable proportions.


Kinda like, "Do you have the original of that?"
 
2014-07-20 04:50:24 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Rickrolling will now be where you are promised a Rick Roll, but are instead taken to a link to something relevant.


Link
 
2014-07-20 04:52:03 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Rickrolling will now be where you are promised a Rick Roll, but are instead taken to a link to something relevant.


That's still better than Drew-rolling. You know, where you take a link submitted from one media outlet and substitute it with a link to the same article on another media outlet that pays higher rates for clickthroughs.
 
2014-07-20 04:52:14 PM  

Savage Belief: HalfOffOffer: Mugato: Wasn't that meme played out at least 5 years ago anyway?

Incorrect.  Unlike other memes, this one does not get old.  It is a meme of unfathomable proportions.

Kinda like, "Do you have the original of that?"


i.imgur.com

But of course.
 
2014-07-20 04:53:31 PM  
Now way I'm clicking any link in this thread.
 
2014-07-20 04:53:44 PM  
Who?
 
2014-07-20 05:04:52 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I'm pretty sure YT is run by a bunch of monkeys at this point.


You're thinking of the commenters.
 
2014-07-20 05:10:24 PM  
img.fark.net

/if you want the full version, EIP
 
2014-07-20 05:11:46 PM  
For the record, the video alleged to be the first RickRoll video, the subject of this whole article, is still up. They were either wrong or it got put back up. The URL ought to be familiar to people burned by this multiple times.

Either way, article fail.
 
2014-07-20 05:17:45 PM  
I thought was going to be about Astley dying or something.
 
2014-07-20 05:18:12 PM  
RIP ASTON KUTCHER
 
2014-07-20 05:22:52 PM  
never gonna give your teen spirit up is still available, so it's all good
 
2014-07-20 05:25:16 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: I thought was going to be about Astley dying or something.


Same here.

That said: Stock Aitken Waterman don't have enough money for retirement?  They mad, bro?
 
2014-07-20 05:34:03 PM  

LazerFish: never gonna give your teen spirit up is still available, so it's all good


I'm gonna play the shiat out of that. May have to roll the neighborhood with it.
 
2014-07-20 05:35:51 PM  

LazerFish: never gonna give your teen spirit up is still available, so it's all good


That's a crime against humanity.
 
2014-07-20 05:38:01 PM  

LazerFish: never gonna give your teen spirit up is still available, so it's all good


Now that one... that one doesn't work.
 
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