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rickroll

To provide Internet users with a seemingly legitimate link that redirects to the music video for Rick Astley's 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up" as a joke. I thought I was reading a reliable source until I was rickrolled. Now "Never Gonna Give You Up" is stuck in my head!
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He jokes that he doesn't know what Rick rolling is - where internet pranksters repeatedly linked to the music video for Never Gonna Give You Up - but is surprised and pleased at the song's longevity.
According to 4Chan's status page, the popular message board behind LOLcasts, Rick Rolling, and some far more questionable activities has been temporarily knocked out of commission via a distributed denial of service attack.
Fresh from his MTV Best Act Ever award win in December and the "Rick Rolling" internet phenomenon, Astley will headline this year's tour when it arrives at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on May 21.
Baseball's New York Mets became the latest victims of "rick rolling" when they asked fans to vote for a new club song.