Let the April Foolery Begin
April 1, 2008 7:44 AM
YouTube is out of the gate already in the Internet April Fools Day joke department.
Head over to youtube.com, and click on any of the featured videos. Congrats, you’ve just been Rickrolled.
For those new to the world of Rickrolling, it’s the Internet phenomenon of misdirecting viewers to a video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
YouTube, some months behind on the trend of Rickrolling, created a specific YouTube user profile, YTRickRollsYou, for the joke. It's essentially a collection of anything Rick Astley on YouTube, minus the song’s appearance on “Family Guy.”
So, in the efforts of completeness, let’s Rick and Roll, “Family Guy” style:
The Daily Blink is going to be uncovering other April Fools Day jokes on the Internet throughout the day, so stay tuned.
— Andrew Krukowski