The art of Rick rolling

March 26, 2008 8:51:11 PM PDT
We all know the 80s were known for the catchy, sometimes cheesy billboard hits. Now thanks to a video prank, one of the me generation pop singers is playing a joke on you.

British singer Rick Astley's 1987 hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up" is part of a web prank called Rick rolling.

In short, someone sends you a link to what appears to be a relevant discussion, but it re-directs you to the video instead.

Recently people have started performing live Rick rolls at events and posting the videos on YouTube.

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It's spring and that means time to break out the new wardrobe! That's means you too guys.

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Karma Kartoons

They've had hits like Creep and Karma Police. Radiohead's alternative songs had some pretty alternative looking videos to accompany them.

Now the band wants fans to take a shot at creating an animated video for its groundbreaking album, In Rainbows.

Aniboom.com says no expertise is needed.

Contestants can pick from storyboard formats or collaborate with other entrants to submit a joint video.

The deadline for entry is April 27th.


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