“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

How did I not see this coming?

Over on HotAir.com, there was a link to the much-rumored video of Michelle Obama's "whitey" speech, so naturally I clicked on it to see what she said. She talks for about 5 seconds, then Rick Astley's "Never gonna give you up" video starts. Once again, I'd been Rickrolled. For the uninitiated, here's the Wiki-answers definition of "rickrolled"....

A rickroll is a prank played on an unsuspecting web surfer. To be rickrolled is when browsing a website (especially a discussion forum or comment board), one comes across a link expecting it to lead to one thing, but finds something completely different when the link is clicked.

The name Rick refers to 80s pop singer Rick Astley. The standard rickroll generally involves someone posting a link claiming it leads to something quite interesting (e.g. hot chicks in panties), but actually linking to a video of Mr. Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up." This is usually considered a major let-down.


If you've never been rickrolled, then you're not wasting enough of your employer's valuable work time visiting discussion blogs and clicking on the tempting video links.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Ed you disappoint me. Why does hotair.com actually take you to Hotair.com. It should rickroll you instead.