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Fuck April Fools

Someone wake me when I can read the fucking news again without having to question everything. When did every major news organization save the Guardian get taken over by 12 year olds?

On a semi-related note, if someone (like, me) intentionally Rickrolls himself, does that qualify as a creepy man-crush? Damn, Astley was good.

And on a completely unrelated note, am I the only one that thinks "Seisen! <3" when looking at the official art for the Seima characters that were added in?

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burning_phoneix
Apr. 2nd, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Lebanese newspapers printed a fake news story where their MPs finally elected a president :

"On April 1st, as though all other days of the year weren't jokes already" said the article.

At least they have a right to joke about that. :P
samuraiter
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
That's ... actually kinda sad.
samuraiter
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
I was almost to the end of the day without being Rickroll'd once. Then one of my buddies got me by sending me a link and telling me it led to X-Bomber. -_- I'm a n00b.
superbus
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
There's only one person who's opinion I haven't heard when it comes to Rickrolling:

Rick Astley himself! What does he think of the Rickrolling Phenominom? Does he appreciate his rekindled fame? Does he give a shit? XD
samuraiter
Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
From what I've been told by the same buddy who Rickroll'd me, poor Rick's a little mystified and embarrassed by the whole thing. IMO, I think it's a shame he's not seeing a dime from something that's become so widespread.
superbus
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
I feel sorry for the guy, and not necessarilly because of the Rickroll thing.

People forget, he was really dressed up by his record execs to be "clean cut", which explains why he was made to look like Howdy Doody. Even after that, most of his notoriety was based off of "lol he sounds black"; it reminds me of Cecile's mother in Cruel Intentions, who finishes someone else's sentence about Cecile's music teacher; they were talking about the wildly talented man, and that "he's so...", and she finished, horrified, "black!". After that, he left his record company, basically because he was tired of being a caricature, and struck out on his own, even growing his hair out. By then, the white boy baritone gimmick had left the attention span of the public, who were too busy with seminal classics like "Baby Got Back" to care. He's been called a One Hit Wonder (huh?), and now this, as people use this basically to say "lol laugh at this idiot from 1987! That's the year before I was born!"

Fuck, I'm old.
hinata19
Apr. 2nd, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Well, here's an article where he talks about it. He sums up his views on it as "bizarre and funny." XD
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