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In case you missed it while you were cooking the turkey (or recovering from a turkey-induced coma), the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade got Rick Rolled! By Rick Astley himself! (Lookin' pretty good, I might add. ) As Rick rollin' geeksugar pointed out, I wonder how many people were in on the joke and how many viewers just thought he was singing his hit song from the '80s
According to my BF, I'm a brave soul. Why? Cause I took my Rick Roll Halloween costume to the streets and into some of the offices around the Financial District to "roll" some innocent bystanders. What fun is making a Rick Roll Halloween costume if you can't use it?! After a few adjustments to the initial plan (no one wanted to rip the email off the face of the box . . . who knew?!), we were off and running. Check out the "rolling" action in this video. And I'll just say, "You're welcome," now for getting this song stuck in your head for the remainder of the day. Good times!
This year for Halloween I wanted to be something totally geeky, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. So of course that meant that I had to make my own costume. So to be honest, I don't even remember how I came up with the idea of being a real life Rick Roll, but it must have been lodged in my subconscious from all the "rolls" I've received this year. The best part about this project is that it was inexpensive — my total costs came out to less than $25! And when you are trying to budget for Halloween night spirits (of the liquid kind), that's pretty exciting.
How did I do it? I'll tell you, but first you have to gather your materials! Find out what you need, and how to put it all together in this slideshow. And stay tuned for my video to see how the Rick Rolling went down on the streets of San Francisco!
I lied. I know I said we weren't going to discuss Rickrolling anymore, mostly because I have had that song stuck in my head since March, and you know what? I need a new song. But, since it appears that the geek prank of 2008 just won't die — and, well, because this gag was just too awesome to ignore, here it comes again.
A Craftzine reader (my new hero) made a Rickroll cake, and then hid it inside the instructions for a dummy cake in the Instructables section, thus committing a live Rickroll. Genius, creative, breathtaking.
Oh, Rick, what was I thinking? I'm never gonna give you up!
It peaked on April Fool's Day, and now I don't want to be RickRolled ever again. It's high time for a new meme — one that doesn't involve the sentiment that one would never give me up, or let me down.
Let me share with you a way to banish Rick Astley from your eyes and ears, and then let's be done with it, OK?
Just enter your suspected-Rickrolling url into Rickproof and it'll tell you whether the site is at a high or low risk for a RickRoll. I realize that by doing this, you're inviting that dreaded song into your head, but I think that the best offense is a good defense. Good luck out there!
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, read more