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Thursday, October 6, 2011
Rick Rollin' with the Homies: Things Rick Astley Is Never Gonna Do
80s version of Howdy Doody pop star Rick Astley had a string of hits back-in-the-day (I know, we all hate that reference). His smooth, blue-eyed soul voice combined with his harmless, non-threatening looks garnered him mass appeal on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond. He disappeared for a while during the late-90s/early 2000's, but thanks to the power of the Internet, he finally found his place as a viral video legend on YouTube. Being "Rick-Rolled" would become one of the Internet's first memes, and he is still rolling with it these days. To wit, the official "Things Rick Astley Will Never Do" checklist has resurfaced over at The FW, including "giving you up" or "ask you how you're feeling". Awww... fun times.