Oh No, I’ve Been Rick Rolled — By CNN!

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This is going to be ultra hot pepper jelly

I was in a room last night and someone came running in to say that Justin.tv was on CNN Headline News. When we asked what the piece was about, we were told that it was about Rick Astley and about Getting Rick Rolled on JTV and that “they said it was rude.”

Ah ha! That raised a red flag. I decided I needed to tune into CNN to find out for myself what this was all about. Could it be that the network was getting national media attention attention again and not for broadcasting pro sports and other network programming, but for something as benign as the Rick Roll?

I can’t wait to try it on a pork sandwich.  DEElicious

Well, I wasn’t about to let this supposed gem of a highlight about JTV slip past me. You know me better than that! I headed right to channel 37 and started watching. I watched, and I watched and I watched until finally there it was. As expected, the piece was not long. It was just a blurb on a show called Not Just Another Cable News Show. But there was no mention of JTV. Nope, this was a piece about the Rick Astley phenomena and being Rick Rolled.

There was no mention of it being rude. It wasn’t a hard news piece. It was a bit on the weekend News to Me show and they talked about how YouTube hijacked their front page on April 1st and put a link to the Rick Astley video under all of the featured videos that day as an April Fool’s Day joke. There was NO mention of JTV. Not a single letter. Not a J or a T or a V. JTV was absent in the story.

The story was titled Cruel Trick. So there you have it. I tuned in to watch a story on JTV and I was Rick Rolled because throughout the piece, Rick Astley was singing and dancing — a 42 inch plasma Rick Roll for Justy! LOL

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2 Responses

  1. Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    We’re no strangers to love
    You know the rules and so do I
    A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of
    You wouldn’t get this from any other guy

    I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
    Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

    We’ve known each other for so long
    Your heart’s been aching but you’re too shy to say it
    Inside we both know what’s been going on
    We know the game and we’re gonna play it

    And if you ask me how I’m feeling
    Don’t tell me you’re too blind to see

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you (x2)

    (Ooh give you up)
    (Ooh give you up)
    (Ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up)
    (Ooh) never gonna give, never gonna give (give you up)

    I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
    Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you (x3)

    We’ve known each other for so long
    Your heart’s been aching but you’re too shy to say it
    Inside we both know what’s been going on
    We know the game and we’re gonna play it

    I just wanna tell you how I’m feeling
    Gotta make you understand

    Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you (x2) B)

  2. Oh no! I’ve been “textually” Rick Rolled now! I wonder how many ways a person can be Rick Rolled?

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