October 12, 2008

John McCain Gets Rickrolled

Perhaps you are familiar with the concept of Rickrolling: it's when you create a Web link that pretends to go to a legitimate site, but instead links to the ridiculous video of Rick Astley singing his 1987 hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up."  For example, check out this New York Times article on McCain's hair plugs.

Rickrolling was very popular; the video has been watched more than 20 million times on YouTube. On April Fools day 2008, Google got in the game and Rickrolled many YouTube users by linking all the featured videos on the YouTube home page to Astley's video. 

Anyway, John McCain, who doesn't use email and is just now learning about the Internet, must not be familiar with the concept of Rickrolling since he recently fell for one in front of a huge crowd:

McCain looks pissed!

By Will Friedman in Election '08, Humor/Satire | Permalink  | 


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