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And now this is officially not funny anymore. Thank god.
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RickRolls were never funny. DuckRolls were hilarious.



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I also vote for awesome!

I hadn't seen that, but we did tape the parade to watch this weekend so now I can watch that again!




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Rickrolling itself is not funny.

This however was absolutely wonderful.




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"That was Rick Astley, singing the RickRoll phenom, Never Gonna Give You Up ... "

Okay, that's the part that made it awesome ... Although I'm wondering how it was determined that "Foster's Home" would be the one to receive this "honor."





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I vote awesome as well. Though I agree with the youtube voters, it could have been better off without the lip-snycing.

If you can't stand rickrolling, blame the Mets management for this. It's what they get for trying to shove Neil Diamond's purtid 'Sweet Caroline' as the 7th inning strech song down our throats. I'll take listening to Rick Astley for several days straight over having to listen to Dianmond's crap ever again.



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    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I vote awesome as well. Though I agree with the youtube voters, it could have been better off without the lip-snycing.

    If you can't stand rickrolling, blame the Mets management for this. It's what they get for trying to shove Neil Diamond's purtid 'Sweet Caroline' as the 7th inning strech song down our throats. I'll take listening to Rick Astley for several days straight over having to listen to Dianmond's crap ever again.

Agreed on the lip syncing, but can you explain the last part? Did I miss something about how Neil Diamond, the Mets, and Rick Astley are connected?

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    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      I vote awesome as well. Though I agree with the youtube voters, it could have been better off without the lip-snycing.

      If you can't stand rickrolling, blame the Mets management for this. It's what they get for trying to shove Neil Diamond's purtid 'Sweet Caroline' as the 7th inning strech song down our throats. I'll take listening to Rick Astley for several days straight over having to listen to Dianmond's crap ever again.

    Agreed on the lip syncing, but can you explain the last part? Did I miss something about how Neil Diamond, the Mets, and Rick Astley are connected?

    - StingArmy


I also don't get the connection.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.06
    Originally posted by StingArmy

    Agreed on the lip syncing, but can you explain the last part? Did I miss something about how Neil Diamond, the Mets, and Rick Astley are connected?

    - StingArmy


What happened was that the Mets were trying to get the fans to "choose" a offical 7th inning stretch song earlier this year. They gave like five choices, but really they wanted 'Sweet Caroline' to win; they had played it in every home game the year before as a rallying song. I hate the song, HATE,HATE,HATE it, but I thought I was the only one. And then it turned out that apperently a lot more Mets fans hated it too, cause they started a massive write-in campigan on the internet to include Astley's song. Enough so that it was the actual top voting song. Natrually, the management had a heart attack about it and like a dictatorship, nullified the vote and had another contest to decide the new song. I think there were other instances of rickrolling before this, but the contraversey of this whole thing is what made it get the big media exspoure it eventually got.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      I vote awesome as well. Though I agree with the youtube voters, it could have been better off without the lip-snycing.

      If you can't stand rickrolling, blame the Mets management for this. It's what they get for trying to shove Neil Diamond's purtid 'Sweet Caroline' as the 7th inning strech song down our throats. I'll take listening to Rick Astley for several days straight over having to listen to Dianmond's crap ever again.

    Agreed on the lip syncing, but can you explain the last part? Did I miss something about how Neil Diamond, the Mets, and Rick Astley are connected?

    - StingArmy


I'll defer to Wikipedia here:

    Originally posted by Rickrolling on Wikipedia
    On April 4, 2008, many web communities, starting with Fark.com, urged their readers to vote "Never Gonna Give You Up" for the 8th inning sing-along at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets season. The Mets posted a web poll to select a song, and left a blank field for write-ins. The Mets organization announced On April 7, 2008 that "Never Gonna Give You Up" was the winner with more than five million votes. The Mets decided not to commit to using Astley's song and subsequently announced a run-off among six songs that would be played at Shea Stadium for the next six games, starting with "Never Gonna Give You Up" on April 8, 2008.

    MLB.com later reported on the game, claiming "Never Gonna Give You Up" was played as a "result of fans rigging the vote in favor of Astley, all part of a universal Internet phenomenon known as Rick Rolling." The song was played during the home opener and greeted with "a shower of boos."


One of those top songs was also "Sweet Caroline". Hands off, Metropolitans. (hmph)



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.22

I thought Sweet Caroline was a Red Sox thing.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.53
Ah, thanks for the explanation(s). I might have to disagree though with saying the Mets had anything to do with Rickrolling getting mainstream exposure. I guess it was a big deal when it happened, but I'm not sure how big a deal it was beyond the spheres of Fark.com and Met fandom. Plus, YouTube had already Rickrolled EVERYONE a few days before this Mets voting thing began, and people were getting Rickrolled on national TV as early as Summer 2007. Still an interesting tidbit though.

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re: Sweet Caroline. Just have fun with it. What other song gives you a chance to sing along like a freak? Certainly not "Take me out to the ball..." yuck!

SWEEET CAROLINE!

"this song sucks"

GOOD TIMES NEVER SEEM SO GOOD

"this song! it sucks! so bad!"

Haw. And when Astley is in on his own joke, is it over?

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.64
When it comes to internet celebrities, I think Jonathan of "I Like Turtles" fame was much more deserving of a spot in the Macy's parade.

Why not do a whole parade of people we wouldn't know if it weren't for YouTube? Miss South Carolina, the Numa Numa guy, Christian the Lion (played by an actor lion of course).
I'd watch it.

Regarding Sweet Caroline -- Nothing like seeing your team go down by five runs and have to sing "So good, so good, so good".
Ask ten Red Sox fans about the origins of playing Sweet Caroline at Fenway and you'll get ten different answers.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
That was ten shades of awesome. Now, Astley's agent needs to get him to do this randomly, like say during Springsteen's performance at half time of the Super Bowl, interrupting Letterman during a monologue (no cheesy intro, just the music, Rick walking out on the stage for a chorus and then leaving), the NBC Nightly News, Pat Sajak, etc. etc. etc.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by dwaters
    When it comes to internet celebrities, I think Jonathan of "I Like Turtles" fame was much more deserving of a spot in the Macy's parade.

    Why not do a whole parade of people we wouldn't know if it weren't for YouTube? Miss South Carolina, the Numa Numa guy, Christian the Lion (played by an actor lion of course).
    I'd watch it.


I'm pretty sure you just described the "Pork and Beans" video by Weezer.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard! Good luck to those down south.

The Macy's parade has been a family tradition of ours for at least three generations.

This was the 1st year I Tivo'd any part of it...and wouldn't you know it, that's the part I got.

My head a splode.

Best. Parade. Float. EVER.






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