OK, I know that this is ridiculous, but you have
been fashionrolled. What’s that, you say… Well, it is the
same thing as being rickrolled back in 2008, but with a more
We are sure you are happy that
you were able to see him above in two outfits instead of just one.
You are welcome...
Rickrolling is an Internet prank involving the
music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
The meme is a bait and switch; a person or website provides a hyperlink
which is seemingly relevant to a specific topic being discussed,
but actually leads to Astley's video.
People led to the music video are said to have been
rickrolled. Rickrolling has extended beyond web links to playing
the video or song disruptively in other situations, including public
places, such as a live appearance of Astley himself in the 2008 Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
This prank may be one of the luckiest things to
happen to Rick in recent years as it clearly made him well known to an
entire new crop of internet savvy youngsters.
The song, his solo debut single, was a number one
hit on several international charts, including the Billboard Hot 100,
Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks and UK Singles Chart. As a means of
promoting the song, it was also made into Astley's first music video,
which features him performing the song while dancing.
The practice of Rickrolling spread
significantly and became an internet phenomenon, eventually attracting
coverage in the mainstream media. An April 2008 poll by SurveyUSA
estimated that at least 18 million American adults had been rickrolled.
In September 2009, Wired magazine published a guide to modern hoaxes
which listed rickrolling as one of the better known beginner-level
hoaxes, alongside the fake e-mail chain letter. The term has been
extended to a simple hidden use of the song's lyrics.
If Rick can have a roll, why can't the world of
fashion have our own as well. Hence, the birth of the
fashionroll (born today, January 21, 2015).
Unfortunately, it will most likely die today as well. It is very
possible that you are the only person on earth (other than me), to see
this disturbing display of what can possibly be termed a "fashionrickroll".
You've been captured by captain
If you think that this page is completely stupid, you are
probably correct (and smarter than you look).
Nothing better than being rickrolled by Rick in trendy 1980's
Fortunately, Rick was not wearing
parachute pants in the video. Yes, those were being worn in
the 80's when the music video was made.
You should visit the Rick
Astley website to learn more about him and purchase his
products. As of early 2015, he has been touring and doing great.
It's important to keep in mind that Rick was not the only person to
dress like this in the 80's. He was actually on trend for the time
period. We all dressed with a similar style of clothes, eyewear,