- Posted April 2, 2009 by
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April Fools' Day: Office pranks edition
"Rickshaw" Rickroll app for iPhone
Today a friend of mine handed me his iPhone to show me a puzzle game wherein your goal is to open a take-out box with a pair of chopsticks.
After a few seconds of playing with this, the now-infamous video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" started playing! I got rickrolled, actually for the first time ever.
Citing Wikipedia, here is a quick explanation of the Rickrolling phenomenon:
Rickrolling is an Internet meme typically involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up". The meme is a bait and switch: a person provides a web link that he or she claims is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video.
I thought it was a pretty good April Fool's gag, and won't get fooled again!