Meme #2 Rick-rolling

16 Apr

Certainly one of the most notorious memes to appear on the Internet.


Have you heard the song Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley? Fun fact: It was made in 1987, and became popular again in the past few years thanks to the Internet. On a completely unrelated note, Rick-rolling is the act of tricking others into clicking the link to the song Never Gonna Give You Up. Again, this meme began on the /v/ board of 4chan. Someone originally posted a link there, claiming that it was the trailer for the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. The link was actually the video Never Gonna Give You Up, and GTA fans on 4chan fell prey to the prank. Subsequently, the joke became very popular on 4chan.

Example of use:

haloistehcool_codsuckcs293293: Broseph, did you see? HALO 4 IS OUT!

codislame_poopoo023Xxx: WHAT? I WILL HAZ YOUR LINK!!1!11!

haloistehcool_codsuckcs293293: Here you go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

codislame_poopoo023Xxx has left the chat room.

Author’s Note: Joke’s on you, I like  the song!

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