October 22, 2010

"Never Gonna Give You Up" College Paper Prank

Just when you thought the art of Rickrolling was dead, this week a college student pulled off one of the best rickrolls ever, after he snuck Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" lyrics into his college paper.

Rickrolling is the art of tricking somebody into watching that classic Rick Astley song, usually by linking to it on another website while pretending it is a link to something else much more exciting. It was invented on a website that I won't name and that you should never go to for over 9,000 reasons. For more info on this classic Rickroll and a screenshot of the actual essay see below.

"Never Gonna Give You Up" College Paper

I once wrote the football results in the middle of a literature paper to see if the teacher was really reading it. This guy included Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up in acrostic form. The computer science student, Reddit user Mayniac182, spent five hours formatting his paper into the acrostic Rickroll you can see in the video and the image below. Mayniac182 just told me that his class is getting the papers back tomorrow.

"Never Gonna Give You Up" College Paper

Posted at October 22, 2010 10:35 AM