CNN Finally Discovers Rick-Rolling

Submitted by: fundumper 8 years ago
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2008/04/11/west.uk.rick.rolling.itn

As always, the mainstream media finally comes around to what I-A-Bers have known for months now.
There are 81 comments:
Male 317
"CNN Finally Discovers Rick-Rolling [Rate Link] - As always, the mainstream media finally comes around to what I-A-Bers have known for months now."

good link, but super FAIL link description. it is not about rick-rolling phenomenon, it is about rick-rolling the stadium, which is not several month old but quite recent. Wasn`t there already a post on iab about how the internet managed to rickroll the stadium?

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Male 2,113
lol thats funny the worst show ever started the wost song ever
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Female 368
I saw that newscast and thought" wow, way to be months late on breaking news." I love the whole rick rolling thing!
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Male 4,393
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Female 523
*stabs willem* DIE BASTARD
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Male 134
-Sigh-
People aren`t `enjoying` the music, they`re throwing their monitors/keyboards/speakers/siblings against walls and floors when that `juicy` HAWT LESBIAN PAWNOGRIPHYscrews them over.

x.

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Male 211
Call me gay but I love Rick Astley! He has a wonderful voice! Okay, maybe I don`t love him, but I like his music.
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Female 21
it`s a slow world out there.
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Male 226
FAMILY GUY? Dear god. They couldn`t even get it right. This is almost embarrassing.
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Male 138
WTF! Were they asleep all this time!
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Female 731
Does this count as a rick roll?


Then...DAMNIT!

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Male 456
i just love how this is `breaking news` lol
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Female 233
I`m just now hearing about Rick Rolling. I`m still confused about it. lol!
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Male 52
1st of all rick rolling is drating retarted....2nd they do kno that people arent watching it beacause they want to cuz they said "thousands of people are getting LURED into watching this video" listen closly pay attention then post YOU dratING IDIOTS
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Female 523
I can`t wait until cnn does a report on lolcats

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BREAKING NEWS

It`s a phenomenon thats sweeping the internet world. Started on the show "planets funniest animals" That shows on animal planet, a "lolcat" is where somebody takes a piture of a cat, and writes what they think the animal is thinking/saying. However, there is a dark side to the matter. If you look at the pictures, A high majority of the words are misspelled, and completely free of grammar.

CLIP OF FAT SOCCER MOM:

"I think this is a major problem. We need to educate our children about proper English before this becomes an epidemic."

The board of education has released a statement that all GYM and PE classes will be cut in order to make room for new schedules which will include extra reading and English classes.


50 bucks that report airs in two months.

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Female 523
We need to drating call CNN. All of us. And tell them where it really started. Thats why i use wikipedia for internet terms. Why is the media composed of dumbasses who don`t even do research.
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Female 1,441
CNN is all I do when I`m on the TV sadly. But the thing no one really knows is that I only watch for Anderson Cooper. Mmmmm....
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Female 254
Oh, and Chamerion has the best icon ever.
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Female 254
I just visited Rickrolling.com for the first time...
It`s equivalent to being raped.
I feel... so used and dirty... Just taken advantage of.
*shudder*
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Female 116
Family Guy.
Riiiiight.
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Female 280
im gonna rick roll my school`s tvs
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Male 741
It didn`t start with Family Guy. Stupid old people.
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Male 250
they got it all wrong, rickroll predates that episode, in its incarnation known as duckroll,
I hate CNN though, maybe I`m just nitpicking...

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Male 3,369
Pete Waterman is a fat greedy evil bastard who ruins music!
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Female 1,002
For god`s sake they`re so slow.
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Male 287
What IABers have known for months, and what /b/tards have known for years
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Male 21
elHadji or how they started the Burger King song...
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Male 464
Pete Waterman is quite famous in England for producing crappy boy bands.:-D He was on Pop Idol, the show that started American Idol/X Factor etc.
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Male 1,584
wow thats so friggin retarded that those money hungry bastards at the record companies have to get payed every time someone clicks on the youtube video. Seriously they already make billions of dollars. like they really need to make youtube pay?
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Female 2,196
if they start charging for rick rolling everyone will just stop or find a new annoying song
and no one will buy the CD =P
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Female 662
I`ve known about Rick Rolling more than a couple of months.
Funny how they just find out about it now.
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Male 26
Ha ha! Rick Astley thinks Rick Rolling is funny.
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Male 695
isn`t this song the gay national anthem?
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Male 274
family guy didnt start it there wrong
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Male 554
RickRolling is so completely drating stupid! Why would you drating bother! The video is not even drating funny, the song is boring, wtf!! It`s just a drating stupid `fad` that I cannot be bothered looking twice at.
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Male 2
Invi_kid: Rule 1 and 2... Cancer etc...
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Female 106
Months? The wonders of Rick Rolling have been around for years online.
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Female 311
I thought that they had rick-rolled the CNN video of British soldier`s human rights. I was about to be very pissed off.

Oh yeah and I couldn`t see it but it is hardly going to be a surprise. Rick Astley is soooooo embarassing. :[

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Male 227
i like how the producer actually thinks that ppl like this song and gets a boner thinking about all the money he wont make
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Male 28
How is this news? Isn`t there anything more important in the world than Internet memes?
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Female 579
How the hell are they going to make money off of rickrolling?
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Male 1,383
KNOWN FOR MONTHS?! I never heard of it until the video yesterday!
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Female 326
cool. huge volumes of that song being downloaded every hour. wow...talk about rickrollthrowback.
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Male 4,547
CNN did not "finally" discover rockrolling.
CNN "finally" reported on it.
Stop stroking your E-Penor for how superior you are. Jeez.

Incidentally, the producer you see taling is the guy who started pop idol with Simon Cowell.(American Idol is the remake of that show.

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Male 1,623
Broken.
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Male 1,455
Did family guy really come up with this?

Or are CNN retarted like everyone else saying that family guy started the "Peanut butter jelly time" era too?

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Male 458
I can`t wait until cnn does a report on lolcats
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Female 488
wow they just dont get it do they

yaaay totally spammed the ny mets xD

and family guy ftw

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Male 724
Lol watch them release a "Best of Rick" album and have it not sell more than 10,000 copies.

There going to be totally WTFed out.

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Female 1,264
months? years. its happening here to... i hate the media
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Female 650
"you tube and myspace and now going to have to pay for that hit"
thier trying to make money off rickrolling. I say the internet squashs it now.
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Male 551
oh yeah....Rick Roll`d!!! XD
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Male 551
pffshh....cnn and this rick astley producer guy have no idea why so many people have watched the vid....lmao....the producer thought it was because the song was GOOD....lmao!....FAIL....
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Male 513

Yeah, I doubt Family Guy is clever enough to come up with their own jokes. They always copy internet fads, or make stupid pop culture references that have nothing to do with the episode`s plot. (If the episode is lucky enough to have a plot)
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Female 695
....Family Guy didn`t start RickRolling!!!
I was getting RickRolled at least a year before that ep. aired. : /
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Male 285
Except they don`t really "get it", do they?
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Male 1,228
Family Guy TOTALLY started it.
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Male 2,160
at this rate the media will start broadcasting reports of world war 2 in the year 2010
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Male 97
link doesnt work for me. just gives me the cnn videos page.
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Male 76
It was in about 2 months ago, and lasted for about 2 hours.
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Male 458
Yep, I had to be "in". Even if I failed at it horribly.
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Male 731
Christ, I`ve RickRolled People more than a year ago...Is it just becoming the in thing to do now?

I can only fathom where this will take RickRolling.

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Male 822
but i guess they ended up going thru with it
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Male 270
Wow, just wow... And yea, "Best of Rick Astley"

I think they see this as a huge hit because people like the song, thats far from it rofl. Trolls are funny. Thats why I love the internet.

Mets getting rick rolled, no other rick roll will ever top that. I really can`t believe they went through with it. I`m glad I voted for it Hahaha. 5 million votes! Great job internet people!

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Male 822
here`s the five million votes thing
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Female 2,249
ha ha ha i feel like we made a difference in the world
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Male 161
drat that. If we want to attack people with our dratin rickrolls, then let us!!! this is not drating china where we have to censor every drating thing!! God damn communist nazis!
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Male 3,301
FIVE MILLION VOTES!!?
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Male 56
ok.... so IAB has known this just for months.... this is older than months... 4chan ftw!
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Male 559
hahaha IAB has only known for `months`
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Male 779
So they are going to try to make money off RickRolls? And they are releasing a CD with Rick`s songs on it, thinking it will be a best seller?

Wow. These people don`t understand us at all.

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Male 2,076
we`ve known for al ong time.

btw..no one goto rickrolling.com ..you`ll get stuck with annoying java windows that wont let you close your window.

you have been forewarned.

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Male 552
lol IAB has only known for months?
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Female 228
Aaaaand he wants to charge Youtube for it....
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Female 326
just like the news about Soulja boy right? He`s like archived already but they`re just starting to "unravel" the mystery.

Pft.

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Male 2,076
true..they are slow and dull witted ..but at least their not fox
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Male 60
never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down

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Male 200
Link: CNN Finally Discovers Rick-Rolling [Rate Link] - As always, the mainstream media finally comes around to what I-A-Bers have known for months now.
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