Tag Archives | Rick Roll

…The Los Angeles Times got Rick Rolled in a good way?

Rick AstleyThe Los Angeles Times managed to score an exclusive interview with the man behind the Roll, and with insight such as “I think it’s just one of those odd things where something gets picked up and people run with it; But that’s what brilliant about the Internet.” it’s a must read.

[The Los Angeles Times – Rick Astley Interview]

…Yesterday was April Fools’ Day?

“You know the rules, and so do I…”

Yesterday was April Fools’ Day, but I feel like it should have just been called Official Rick Roll Day, since so many sites (DYH included) used it as an excuse for a little meme misdirection. (YouTube Rick Rolling anyone and everyone that clicked on a featured video link was a classic!)

However, not all sites went for the easy/obvious gag, and some managed to pull some pretty funny stunts. Below are some of my favorites:




Trust Banners

Trust Banner

Gmail Custom Time

Google Custom Time

ThinkGeek’s line of April Fools products, including the Pii Pii Brothers

Aviary’s Dodo: Web-Based Time Machine

Aviary Dodo

For more April Foolery, check out the following lists:

[Top 100 April Fools’ Day Hoaxes Of All Time]

[April Fools’ Day On The Web]

[Wikipedia – April 1, 2008]