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Rick Roll, The New Way to Prank Your Pals

Have You Ever Been Rick Roll'd?

Have you ever opened an email or IM from a friend directing you to an "awesome" or "really funny" site, only to click on the link and find yourself rockin' out to a Rick Astley video on YouTube? You may begin thinking to yourself "This isn't really that funny or awesome," then you begin to wonder what happened to you. Wonder no more, my friend, you've just been "Rick Roll'd."

What is Rick Roll'd? Well, also known as "Rick Rolling" or "Rick N' Roll", Rick Rolling is an internet prank in which "roll-ers" disguise a link to a Rick Astley video on YouTube as another video or website (usually consisting of puppies, unconfirmed gaming news, fake presidential updates, or blogs with interesting or funny comments) to the the "roll-ee". But why Rick Astley? To find out why,

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Some think it's an attempt at a comeback, but personally, I can't think of a better prank than getting his highly infectious song to repeat in someone's head all day. And apparently, it's catching on. Rick's YouTube vid has had almost seven million hits since it was posted last year. This is definitely something my girl Giggle would appreciate, since it seems she's such a big fan!

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gabichou26 gabichou26 8 years
Leaky Rickroll'd me on April Fool's. They promised a Half-Blood Prince trailer! Stupid, stupid me.
TheCatie TheCatie 9 years
My boyfriend Rick-Roll's me all the time. I think it's the key to a healthy relationship.
nabila nabila 9 years
Rick rolling is the funniest ever! Someone just rick roll'd me the other day, 5 seconds before I was getting to rick roll him!
warau warau 9 years
oh man ... one of my friends does this sh*t to me ALL the time. I get rick roll'd way to often. hhaha
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Yep and I love it!
anon321 anon321 9 years
haha, I done it to people many times and had it done to me, but in the process I found out that I actually like the song. I Rick Roll'd my boyfriend on a cell phone voicemail, lol.
djkatscan djkatscan 9 years
I just rickrolled my upstairs neighbor. They have a great dane and they are loud as hell. Well deserved I think.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 9 years
haha, yep, I've been rickrolled. one of my friends rickrolled a karaoke bar...they had it in their list of songs, so he HAD to sing it! love the xkcd comic about it: http://xkcd.com/351/ (that was posted the day after a friend rickrolled me!)
omilawd omilawd 9 years
That episode of Family Guy where Brian was singing that song was on, and my boyfriend IM'd me, telling me to turn on Cartoon Network. I did...and got Rick Roll'd in the process. :cry:
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Yep. Numerous times. It's hilarious every time, too, lmao. I love this song, by the way. So gay and amazing.
Lambsauce Lambsauce 9 years
I have been Rick Rolled many a time. It's especially popular amongst my boyfriend and his group of nerd-friends, where approximately every third Youtube link is a Rick Roll.
ikimashokie ikimashokie 9 years
I actually like this song/video...Silly people and their rick-rolling.
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