Monday, December 29, 2008

No. 14: The Internet Is Never Gonna Give Rick Astley Up

Oh, sure, the phenomenon of "rickrolling"—in which an unsuspecting Web browser is led to an online rip of Rick Astley's Stock/Aitken/Waterman-penned hit "Never Gonna Give You Up," for the sole purpose of bringing lulz—originated in 2007. But it wasn't until 2008 that shocking people with a little bit of gleaming, synth-drum-laden blue-eyed soul really took on a life of its own outside of the Internet's echo chambers...

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