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Rickroll

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From Encyclopedia Dramatica

To Rickroll is to intentionally misdirect one to a video from 80s pop singer Rick Astley. This tactic gets its name in part from the duckroll through the similar intent of a pissing off everyone by deception. Not to be confused with a Barrel roll

No one is safe from the Rickroll, not even in your schools

Origin

Rickrolling began on 4chan’s /v/ on the day of Grand Theft Auto 4’s official website premier. However, due to heavy traffic on the website, it was impossible to witness the trailer for quite some time, and with this, anonymous took it upon himself to link everyone to a supposedly leaked trailer hosted on Youtube:

Rickrolling has become really popular outside of 4chan, now there are radio hosts rickrolling callers on ebaumsw0rld.
When asked on other places on the interweb, 4chan will most likely not be your answer. Many website communities will try to take ownership of the Rickroll, such as GameFAQs claiming that the Rickroll started on the Halo 3 board. WoWfags also lay claim to the rickroll, and have beaten it to old meme death on their forums twice as fast as 4chan ever could have.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mairseydotes
    Dec 07, 2007 @ 22:04:56

    maybe i’m just quirky, but i really thought it was hilarious. i got the joke. AND, because i’m a nerd (and remember that song, that guy, that hair, that trenchcoat, from when i was like 13), i watched the whole video. hmmm. turns out it’s kinda cheesey. and his teeth are kinda yucky. but boy, can he dance. HA!

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  2. mairseydotes
    Dec 07, 2007 @ 22:05:16

    p.s. LOVE the new pic of you-three!!!!

    Reply

  3. Courtney
    Dec 08, 2007 @ 20:53:17

    Together forever and never to part…. thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Tee Hee fo sho.

    Reply

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