How to Rick Roll Someone

I’ve noticed a lot of traffic to my blog from a post I did on Rick Roll. In particular, people are looking for how to do it. So, without further adieu, here’s a quick 1, 2, 3 on “How to Rick Roll Someone.”

  1. Pick your target. This should be someone not suspecting a peculiar link, email or heads up. Works great if you’re the guy/girl in the office known for sending YouTube links via IM
  2. Grab the URL. The YouTube video is probably the easiest to snag, because the URL isn’t a dead giveaway. Sites that truncate URLs like SnipURL and TinyURL are handy if you want to send folks to
  3. Pick your delivery method and send! IM, email, blog (wink!), what-have-you.

Please, feel free to get creative. Our programmers used a “Can someone test this site?” email to the office to Rick Roll the entire staff. Or better yet – send the URL along to unsuspecting family members as “Our newest family pictures!”.

Another fun way is via conference or phone calls – cue up the YouTube video, announce that you’ve entered the call and then Rick Roll ’em. If you have the Firefox Video Downloader then feel free to embed it and… Rick Roll someone today! 😉

0 thoughts on “How to Rick Roll Someone

  1. Anonymous says:

    I don't know if this technically counts as a RR, but I did the same thing with Nyan Cat. Just as amusing…at least for me.

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