Rick Astley rickrolls unsuspecting weather reporter on air

Rick Astley was waiting to be interviewed in the studio for the Canadian morning TV show Your Morning and decided to rickroll Brandon Gonez, the show's weather reporter, on air. At first, the "Never Gonna Give You Up" video started playing unexpectedly during the forecast, then Astley himself appeared. Gonez is apparently a fan of Mr. Astley and kind of freaked when the pop artist started dancing with him.

Here's what it looked like from behind the scenes:

Astley is currently on a short tour.

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For when you need a Spaghetti Western rickroll

Manitoba YouTuber samuraiguitarist, aka Steve-san Onotera, brings us this unusual cover of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up." Keep it in your back pocket for when you need to rickroll someone in the most "Spaghetti Western" way possible.

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Make your own remix of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up

Amazing work from Dinahmoe Labs: an online soundbox that makes it easy to make your own custom remix of Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley. All you need to do to get rolling is click the switches and enjoy. Annoyingly, you cannot share links to configurations: I like [blip, normal, jesus, blip, hiphop] Read the rest

Rickrolling is sexist, racist and often transphobic in context

The rickroll is a kind of postmodern "shared joke" that can be used to dissipate online social anxiety—at least inasfar as everyone "gets" it. But among whom is that implicit context shared, really? Read the rest