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Your Grandmother Got Rickrolled

This is at yesterday’s Macy’s Day Parade. I have no idea why anyone would have been interested in some song about imaginary friends, but in the middle of it Rick Astley comes out and you know the rest. The best part is the announcer at the end: “That was Rick Astley singing the rickrolling phenom ‘Never Gonna Give You Up.’”

I look forward to the Goatse float in the New Year’s Day Parade, or maybe Barack Obama will get in on the Internet meme fun: “Now that I have just been inaugurated as president, let me say: All your base are belong to us.” [via]

Now Your Parents Know How To Rickroll

Above: A speedy Rickroll for people like me with no attention span.

Yeah, so the New York Times ran an article about Rickrolling, and the Internet exploded. Sorry, I have goo all over me. The lead of the story was about the real life Rickrolling at a basketball game.

Kaboom. If you’re unaware of Rickrolling, ED explains it thusly: “To Rickroll is to intentionally misdirect one to a video of “Never Gonna Give You Up” from one-hit-wonder 80’s pop icon Rick Astley.”

As you may have guessed, the video of real life Rickrolling at the Eastern Washington women’s hoops game contains shots of people holding up anti-Scientology posters, because it is from the Internet. Yay Anonymous!