From Passive Enabler to Active Participant

April 1, 2008

Today, any Youtube featured video takes one to the Rick Astley video. They are no longer a passive enabler of the ‘rick roll‘ phenomenon. They are now an active participant in my favorite internet meme.

Youtube, I forgive you for removing Santeri Ojala’s shredding videos.

If you’re unfamiliar with the ‘rick roll’ phenomenon, explanation here. If you prefer lolcats, click here. Shredding videos are here.

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