A sad day indeed - the original Rick Roll video has finally been taken down from YouTube from a copyright claim

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Topics: videos , Music
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    Rebecca D'Amore
    How quickly the Internet forgot that this is the original manning face, used in place of the traditional Rickroll for many years.
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    Celestine Hickle
    "DAMMIT JOHNSON, DID YOU MAKE THE ORIGINAL RICKROLL!? WHY DID YOU REPLACE ALL THE MUSIC WITH A RICKROLL!?"
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    Emmalee Kautzer
    I have memorized this imgur link as I have memorized the original RickRoll YT link.
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    Kristina Beier
    Well, it used to. [This is the original switcharoo (or at least the oldest and what most links trickle down to now)](https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ia0ij/watching_fellowship_of_the_ring_tonight_and_never/c225zkg?context=3). It used to link to [this comic](https://i.imgur.com/YSPsu.png), was later edited to [a rickroll](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) and again to the [author's AMA](https://np.reddit.com/r/InternetAMA/comments/1opuiu/i_started_the_whole_switcharoo_thing_ama/). 3 days ago last year, it was changed to an /r/dataisbeautiful post describing the exact nature of the meme, [this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/3og4hs/down_the_rabbit_hole_of_the_ol_reddit_switcharoo/), which is a [dot tree and force-directed graph of the entire chain](http://imgur.com/gallery/Q2seQ), which makes that post the very end.
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    Zoila Stroman
    Can we get Rick Rolled by Rick Astley... for science? My theory is that when a meme reaches a critical mass it creates a black hole of meta humor that nothing, in theory, would ever have the power to seal. (since the meta memes spun from the original can never be equal or greater in force to the original) My hypothesis is that in special cases such as "Rick Rolling" there is a greater "living meme" (Mr. Astley) whose influence would innately be the only thing larger than the original, since the original, in this case "Rick Rolling", for as large as it is, is actually a meta meme spawned from a "living meme". I hypothesize therefore, that a Rickroll from Rick would bring the whole thing full circle and close the loop. We must test.
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    Fanny Parisian
    Early 2000s: A Thousand Miles, Eminem, Spongebob, Ed Edd n Eddy, Linkin Park, Melee, Halo 1 and 2 Late 2000s: Call of Duty, original YouTube (YTP, Rickroll, 009 Sound System), Black Eyed Peas, the resurgence of the Chipmunks, Wii Sports
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    Harmony Williamson
    Videos in this thread: [Watch Playlist ▶](http://subtletv.com/_r568n2s?feature=playlist&nline=1) VIDEO|COMMENT -|- [Cat Jump Fail with Music: Sail by AWOLNATION](https://youtube.com/watch?v=Awf45u6zrP0)|[5](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8awa?context=10#d8h8awa) - old but I will probably never not laugh at this [Hot Weather in Richmond this Weekend](https://youtube.com/watch?v=tVEPvXBEOSE)|[5](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h7v2l?context=10#d8h7v2l) - beautiful weather here for this week [Does he look like a bitch?](https://youtube.com/watch?v=SKZotwmwNpk)|[4](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h7xgs?context=10#d8h7xgs) - I can't stop laughing at this one. [Thug Life "i can't tie my shoes, but i can fuck your bitch!"](https://youtube.com/watch?v=dKq5BAezDlI)|[4](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h7vrn?context=10#d8h7vrn) - [JULIAN SMITH - Hot Kool Aid](https://youtube.com/watch?v=NwTsZHGQ6FE)|[3](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h7zy6?context=10#d8h7zy6) - I'm also partial to this one [Judge Morty: State of Georgia Vs. Rick Allen](https://youtube.com/watch?v=WTWdP5DMdsM)|[3](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h82y1?context=10#d8h82y1) - You may have seen this real transcript of a courtroom hearing that they recorded with Rick and Morty voices. Now somebody animated it. 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[Footage Of A Huge Shark Leaves News Anchor Speechless!](https://youtube.com/watch?v=g3UoQkZzZWM)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h7zf0?context=10#d8h7zf0) - (1) [22 Jump Street: Boss's Daughter Scene](https://youtube.com/watch?v=5yLZjiowQIU) (2) [Lil Dicky - Professional Rapper (Feat. Snoop Dogg)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=LlU4FuIJT2k) (3) [Steve Kardynal's Sexy and He Knows It!!](https://youtube.com/watch?v=B6X4X3vj5B8) (4) [Shoe Souls](https://youtube.com/watch?v=xJu8xaRPD2c) (5) [James Adomian: Gay Villians](https://youtube.com/watch?v=KFyo9b4_6iY) (6) [Sorry](https://youtube.com/watch?v=bgDrQTmGPPc) (7) [Key & Peele - Office Homophobe](https://youtube.com/watch?v=e3h6es6zh1c)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8f8z?context=10#d8h8f8z) - Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Attempt 3 Attempt 4 Attempt 5 Attempt 6 Attempt 7 This could be us but you playin (1) [Spiders On Drugs](https://youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc) (2) [True Facts About The Angler Fish](https://youtube.com/watch?v=Z-BbpaNXbxg)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h9udv?context=10#d8h9udv) - Some of my favs: Spiders on Drugs True Facts About The Angler Fish or really any of Zefrank's True Facts About Animals videos [Surprised Kitty (Original)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8czi?context=10#d8h8czi) - let's remake this [HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA ](https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8hfu?context=10#d8h8hfu) - He-man is my He-ro (1) [Whose Line Is It Anyway-Irish Drinking Song Blooper.mp4](https://youtube.com/watch?v=W_4QF75aklg) (2) [More Whose Line Bloopers](https://youtube.com/watch?v=245mT45gcXw)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h9d4r?context=10#d8h9d4r) - The Whose Line bloopers are hilarious too: [A piece of Marina and the Diamonds on Sziget-2015](https://youtube.com/watch?v=8bbHNysDA6s)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8qq8?context=10#d8h8qq8) - This is the man I aspire to be [Drunk Girls Cinnamon Challenge Prank](https://youtube.com/watch?v=-oAxnSB3Afc)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8v3p?context=10#d8h8v3p) - cinnamon/cayenne challenge Trigger warning: drunk girls that are annoying AF (1) [Rice Krispies Vesti ( Singing opera) II Vintage Commercial Funny](https://youtube.com/watch?v=dvYFxCwojcI) (2) [Ali Wong: Baby Cobra The Pregnant Female Comedian [HD] Netflix](https://youtube.com/watch?v=XY9h-0x1Oao) (3) [Whose Line Is It Anyway - Three Headed Broadway Star](https://youtube.com/watch?v=kNJNV0GXO-s)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8f7k?context=10#d8h8f7k) - If you're like me and eat a lot of Rice Krispies Also I will always link Ali Wong And the piece de resistance is this Whose Line game [https://youtube.com/watch?v=5PramwyH5vkare](https://youtube.com/watch?v=5PramwyH5vkare)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h9brr?context=10#d8h9brr) - Fucking church vids [YOUTUBERS REACT TO RICKROLL (Ep. #5)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=H52TTCoS7To)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8ha1vl?context=10#d8ha1vl) - I assure you that this isn't any kind of prank video. (1) [News Reporter goes Crazy!! Funny as hell!](https://youtube.com/watch?v=IlWDJQXeihg) (2) [Grape Lady falls (Original)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=STbhaqsBJB0)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8rvw?context=10#d8h8rvw) - An oldie but a goodie Another classic [Fudge](https://youtube.com/watch?v=SSkOtR3IJfY)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h8991?context=10#d8h8991) - For some reason that video reminded me of these guys [Bart Simpson drink plenty of Malk. 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I don't have enough math-power or physics-magic to understand what's going on. [Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf [The Epilogue]](https://youtube.com/watch?v=-yfOsVrJLGs)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h7zli?context=10#d8h7zli) - i'll never not love this video [Hey Marine](https://youtube.com/watch?v=uUMpxnKUKDA)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/OkCupid/comments/568n2s/_/d8h89xj?context=10#d8h89xj) - also this classic duo I'm a bot working hard to help Redditors find related videos to watch. *** [Play All](http://subtletv.com/_r568n2s?feature=playlist&ftrlnk=1) | [Info](https://np.reddit.com/r/SubtleTV/wiki/mentioned_videos) | Get it on [Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mentioned-videos-for-redd/fiimkmdalmgffhibfdjnhljpnigcmohf) / [Firefox](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mentioned-videos-for-reddit)
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    Skye Kessler
    Alright, the link is now useless. I'd edit the post with this info, but he's already accusing me of ninja editing from a rickroll, so I think I'm gonna avoid the trap of making my post non-ninja edited. For the curious the original post said something like: > Surprise! I am trolling. There's no way I'm reading even a line of that. Forgive the lack of exact words, I'm going off of memory. I'm not gonna bother refuting anything, because I'm not here to argue with a troll, I just wanted to save people some time. Believe what you want.
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    Karolann Rowe
    I'm not sure about the history of that sub in particular, but "high quality" has become memetic for "light trolling." The conceit is that you might label a modified version of something "high quality" to clickbait people looking for the original into finding your rickroll/johncena/injoke/meme-infused version instead.
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    Ervin O'Reilly
    Mr. Rick Astley can not be Rickrolled as he is the alpha and the omega of the Rickroll and this is scientifically verifiable. He was participant in the original video that spawned the Rickroll, thus he has a first hand memory of it, meaning that whenever he remembers it he is essentially Rickrolling himself from the past. As such he has developed an immunity. In theory he is also the person to have Rickrolled the most people since with every moment that has passed, in a way it is a completely new person. Now consider how many times he retrieves that original memory a day, now make it a week, a year, and this is all before the Rickroll itself became a phenomenon. We have a time loop in that Rickrolling existed before it became a thing in the public consciousness with its current status defining and imbuing the original memory with its significance. *Looks at spliff*...or maybe I'm just incredibly high.
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    Brandy Witting
    But a true rickroller would put something else behind that beautiful blue link, wouldn't he? What could that other something be? Manning? Travolta? Maybe even Shia? Something outside the box. So I'm not going to click it, and I hope it's not the original video, and hope it's a new and inventive form or the rickroll.
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    Mariah Tremblay
    [http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/digital-and-mobile/6165313/youtube-blocks-original-rickroll-video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
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    Sean Schmeler
    Cool. Well, I was 3 in 87, so I missed out on the original craze. For many of us, it's about the Rickroll.
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    Demarco Runolfsson
    Lucky to have that. It's a transformative and original performance art piece to trick someone into viewing the video. It transcends any efforts Astley made and he deserve nothing for the Rickroll phenomenon.
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    Joey Feeney
    plus, [it wasn't his channel.](http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/digital-and-mobile/6165313/youtube-blocks-original-rickroll-video)
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    Nikko Treutel
    It's probably because no one links to the original song, it always goes to a repost called "RickRoll'd" or something
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    Joaquin Osinski
    The guy who made the original rickroll video probably made more than he did.
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    Vivianne Brakus
    Now the guy I responded to has deleted his and the original link is +31. I think this may have been a case of one guy acting like it was a bad link (like a rickroll) and everyone else just assumed he was right and downvoted the guy without ever checking the link.
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    Devonte Pfannerstill
    Duckroll. The original Rickroll
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    Titus Jones
    Better yet, instead of a Rickroll play Siivagunner's original Puzzle Room rip.
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    Eryn McClure
    On top of that, just so people aren't confused, the original channel was GilvaSunner and it was a joke based on the actual, original channel, SilvaGunner which has been around for years uploading video game rips that weren't jokes. GilvaSunner started as a kind of "Rickroll"-style channel that appeared from a distance like the only thing it did was upload "high quality video game rips". In actuality they mashed them up with other songs or did generally weird shit with them, sometimes subtle enough that you might not realize something is wrong for a minute or two. They got taken down for some song (I think it was Snow Halation-related) and started back up as Siivagunner (a one letter difference from the original SilvaGunner) and have since descended into (glorious) meme madness as their fanbase grows.
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    Hortense Beier
    Didn't come to the conclusion in 6-7 comments with you. I've had similar conversations with similar people over the years. Same conversation, same response patterns, same demographics, only the user name changes. I just fell in love with the irony of something and someone so typical being upset with a typical response, but unlike the "every thread" response, you appear to not be self aware. Plus I wanted to rickroll you in the original theme of replaceable faces.
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    Annalise Collier
    Nope. Rickroll is derivative of the [duckroll](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/duckroll) meme, which is a derivative of [Bearroll](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sEazfbKwf8) which itself is a corruption of the original "[Do a barrel roll!](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSQcPIt1BQU)" meme from the StarFox Super Nintendo game.
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    Jeff Howell
    It's explained pretty well [here](http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/016/212/manning.png) Jokes aside, it was /r/nfl's version of rickroll. Doesn't really have a name AFAIK, but I've seen people call it Manning Face.
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    Dorris Lubowitz
    Goatee.cx used to be everywhere. I feel like it was the original rickroll. You'd be browsing around see a link for awesome mp3 files. Nope takes you to a huge gaping butthole.
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    Terrance Wuckert
    [hehe..](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[If you don't recognise the url of rickroll'd by now then you're one of the redditors who just discovered this meme and still think it's funny](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[Im_A_SLOTH_AMA: "haha i recognised the cancerVEVO release of rickroll i'm so smart" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. ](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[The original rickroll was released in 2007 and has a different url. You've recognised the WRONG URL AHHHH AHOOGAUGUHAUgH You've memorised the version redditors learned from knowyourmeme because they don't lurk moar (which is probably why they blindly repost things like shitsnails who gib themselves while crashing into each other blindly YES NO STOP DONT TAKE MY LEGS *cycles legs* EEEEEE *crunch* nuuu NUUU BABBIES DONT KILL MY BABIES NOOO AHH THIS MAY APPEAR TO BE FUN AND GAMES, BUT A Fuchsia-coloured animal is BEING AMPUTATED WITH SEXUALLY ATTRACTIVE STUMPS AND STICHES, WHILE ITS BABIES ARE TORTURED AND KILLED, AND THAT LAST BABY FEEDS ON ITS DISGUSTING CROTCHTITS, *coo coo i love my babies uh i mean baby because my babies are dead except for one* THEN I CUT ONE OF IT'S HUMAN-LIKE BREASTS OFF, CAUSING BLOOD AND MILK TO SQUIRT EVERYWHERE  ) THEN I SINK MY TEETH INTO THE OTHER CROTCHBOOB, CASUING A SICKENING CRUCH TO OCCUR, THEN THE ANIMAL SCREEEEEEES AS LOUD AS IT COULD AND I RIPPED THE BREAST OFF WITH MY TEETH](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[PP PDPDPFFPS dP PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING, BLURRING EFFECTS CONTINUE *cue last few seconds of "my machines by battles"* BLURRING AHHHHHH HELP ME WHY DO I HAVE FANTASIES OF SI GANDGER I HAVE THE MOST PATHERTIC FANTASIES ABOUT BEING IN SITUATIONS WITH BLURRING EFFECTS AHHH SHALLOWNESS AHHHHHH ESCALATIONS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH^2 THATS HOW SERIOUS MY AHHH'ing IS](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[Cut my tummeh babies out, they're fooallllls that mare had FOALLLLS on her back some Foalls CHEEP CHEEP MIWKIES <<_ see how hateable these things are? People used the most embarassing ways of pronouncing milk to cause the most arousal while making a fleshy and b loody mess of these baby-talking animals cheep cheep SCREEEE *elevating music plays* *sickening wet pops* I ripped it's legs out, and set it down to cry and try to wiggle it's body.](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[But let's get back to amputation shall we? I was reading about things called milkbags. and OHHHHHHHH they are interesting. Milkbags are female-flufs who have all their four legs amputated, along with having their teeth pulled, along with having their eyes cut out, along with having their tongue cut out. DID I MENTION THE STUMPS ARE FLESHY AND DISGUSTING, ALONG WITH BEING X-SHAPED STITCHES AND BLOODY. It makes me want to rub my penis against those stumps until i cum. When I think of the term milkbag, I imagine the sound of a bag of milk being punctured, then squeezed. These milkbags have miserable lives, and it's interesting because of their DISGUSTING HUMANLIKE CROTCHTITS. One time I also read a story about how a man took the baby and shoved it into the milkbag's vagina, it screamed (HOW DARE IT, RIGHT?) and thrashed around, then LET OUT A HORRIBLE SCREAM AS IT WAS TRICKED INTO THINKING SOMETHING KNOWN AS "TUMMY MAGIC" would HEAL It's wingy baby after the wings were ripped off by the man, THE MILKBAG SWALLOWED THE BABY, AND AS THE BABY WAS DISSOLVING IN THE STOMACH, THE MILKBAG SCREAMED A HORRIBLE TERRIFYING HUMAN SCREAM )THIS COULD BE ON /r/NOSCLEEEP) HAHAHAHA the tear ducts aren't removed with the eyes, so it's like the sadistic pointlessness of a mother being tortured and the focus is on the blood AND TEARS AND SADNESS.](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[This fluffy thing makes THIS IS SERIOUS I am going to kidnap a nest of baby rabbits, and cut their legs off with scissors, then sew the wounds shut with a cheap sewing kit. I'll prod them, hot glue their mouths shut and... fufufuffoooals.](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)[the mare had foalls on it's back some FOALS nice baeutiful foallls FOALS CHEEP CHEEP SCREE POP SCREE NO don't huwt babbehs owny widdle babbehs Hello mother of 3 baby-rabbit-like fluffy foals, i have cut off all your legs, so you can just watch your babies be mutilated while your DISGUSTING STUMPS ARE SHOWING UHGGHGHG UGH X shaped bloody stiches on those fleshy stumps. I'll take baby rabbits and add fleshy stump caps with red x's on them, and torture them by withholding food. no, they'll be foals, which are like baby rabbits but have voices, human voices, which increases the energy in the arousal section of the brain.](http://i.imgur.com/EczrCLl.png)your babbies don't love you, i smoke the low birth control cigggaretes and i'm only a man.....
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    Orin Fahey
    Now we know it went something like, Melania trusted her friend, Trump trusted Melania...boom. Though the rickroll is still a mystery. I see what you mean about it being crazy to "own" a sentence, but certain phrases just become that way whether we like it or not. "Four score and seven years ago...", "wax on, wax off" and thousands of other references are that way - attached to their original context. An example of what I mean is: everything you just wrote is original and it wasn't difficult for you to write. It would be weird if you were just copying other people's sentences word for word in your responses. Probably the line between plagiarism and common use is fuzzy, but certain things (like the portion of Melania's speech) are obviously plagiarism. And obvious plagiarism is just weird to me. > But that's funny, because we're talking about situations in which people clearly are not using their own words. Nor are they giving their speechwriters credit. I see a pretty huge difference between using your own speechwriters and those speechwriters copying the words of other people's speechwriters, don't you? I mean, a good speechwriter's job is to be completely invisible. It's not about being actually authentic (which would take a lot of a politician's valuable time), but the appearance of being authentic.
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    Sofia Abshire
    Thank you so much! I'm almost there. So Shadow brokers hacked the Equation Group (NSA) and are auctioning some of these cyber tools and have published others. So where does a person publish stuff like this? What forum would be used? Also what is the Bitcoin R equivalency? What does R stand for? And thanks to u/NetWeaselSC I now know what a rickroll is. And how would a hack like this take down a 'service?' My understanding is that hacks like this happen all the time especially between security agencies of different countries. What is unusual about this is that the hacked material is being published (and auctioned), correct? And the hacked material would contain fingerprints that would link it to the original user of the material, in this case, the NSA, correct? And that this serves as warning to the NSA to not try to blame another country for their dirty work because in effect their fingerprints have already been published and we all now know what they look like. Is this correct?
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    Alfredo Kozey
    One of two things happened: either she or her speechwriter googled for ideas for First Lady speeches and failed the edit it enough to sound original, or sabotage within the campaign. Given the rickroll, my money is in the latter. But the important takeaway is that we aren't voting for a First Lady, we are voting for the leader of the free world. Who cares if her speech was largely lifted from an existing speech if Donald is still the better candidate for you than Hillary? We're not voting between Bill and Melania here. Anyone who thinks this means anything to the big picture is getting lost in the most minor things. She has egg on her face but this isn't going to convert any voters. If you already believe in Donald, or already distrust Hillary, this is not a game changing event. Much ado about nothing.
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    Neil Bahringer
    Sadly, this was their original idea https://www.weareecs.com/multimedia/category-news/339-the-rickroll
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    Esperanza Franecki
    [Fine, I'll rickroll you instead](http://i2.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/000/305/Duckroll.jpg)
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    Amanda Dooley
    As amazing as that rickroll was, it pales in comparison to /u/Loate 's [absolutely brutal takedown of Gamergate](https://thecauldron.si.com/why-gamergaters-piss-me-the-f-off-a7e4c7f6d8a6#.g3eiw53d6) soon after it first hit the scene. > Dear #Gamergaters, > Do you know why you piss me the fuck off? > Because you’re lazy. You’re ignorant. You are a blithering collection of wannabe Wikipedia philosophers, drunk on your own buzzwords, incapable of forming an original thought. You display a lack of knowledge stunning in its scope, a fundamental disregard of history and human nature so pronounced that makes me wonder if lead paint is a key component of your diet. Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing.
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    Mauricio Feil
    You got it, that would be awesome! Motley Crue, GNR, Van Halen...Or a set with stuff like Kool and the Gang, Earth, Wind, and Fire, The Bee Gees, Cameo, etc. Just had another random idea. How about a set of covers with a sit in with a member of the original band for each one. A revolving door of guests throughout the set. And I'm not talking A list here. If you can only get the cow bell guy for a cover of Don't Fear the Reaper, who cares? End the show with a Rickroll encore featuring Rick Astley. None of this shit will happen, but I like to dream.
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    Ilene Treutel
    Original content existed in the first 1 1/2 year of Reddit then it became a repost fest. Reddit was really weird during the early years lol. The *so brave* and rickroll memes being the first memes I learned here.
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    Amalia Lemke
    Sad day for the internet. I feel worse about this than when the original rickroll was taken down.
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    Alexys Brakus
    In theory, we can, but the question is should we? Light and sound are able to be easily digitized because they're basic natural phenomena, waves, and we have the technology to produce them. We can record the sounds or photons, send the data to a device, and have that device produce a whole new bunch of waves that mimic the original source. It's all reproduction, we're not actually sending those photons digitally, just the blueprints of their behavior for something to translate. Taste and smell (which are basically the same sense, just through different organs) are a little more complex, in that they're experienced through physical contact with the molecule that produces them. When you smell poop, it's because there's tiny microscopic particles of it in your nose, landing on your smell-cells and creating a chemical reaction that your brain translates into a scent. Same for tasting, it's the poop touching your taste-buds that allows you to experience that flavor. Earthy, kinda sour, and a hint of cocoa. Technically, in order to digitize that sort of experience, we'd have to have something like an inkjet printer that could spontaneously produce an vast array of smells and flavors from a supply of atoms. You could sample the compounds in question, send that blueprint to the smell printer, and out puffs a little cloud of something that smells very much like what the original did. Remember, even the best video isn't nearly as accurate as the human eye, so this too won't be nearly the same as actually smelling the smell, but you'll get the gist. However, there are problems with the concept beyond how good our communications technology has come. The storage of that many chemicals probably isn't safe: The printer could glitch and poison you, somebody could hack it and poison you, you could be stupid and poison yourself, etc. Plus, as your comment said, we'd probably end up just sending farts to each other, and the new species of rickroll will just be the worst smell imaginable, so I'm good not having that as part of my life. But the risk may someday be worth it, to be able to select from a library of flavors and add a few drops to something and *boom*, amazing breakfast. You could record the smell of your house on Thanksgiving to play back when your all grown up and living alone 2000 miles from the nearest family member and you just want to feel at home for a minute. Even diagnosing certain diseases could become much easier, with the recording tech being able to pick up on things that aren't right. Fart into the microphone to see if you've got cancer. I'm really all about farts today, I see. But yeah, it's possible in the same way a realistic 3D hologram is, the science says yes but our tech says not yet.
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    Jacinto Fay
    It is possible that Trump's speechwriters are so shit that they didn't think anyone would catch a RickRoll or notice that they lifted directly from Michelle's speech. To quote Sam Seaborn/Aaron Sorkin, great writers steal outright. The flaw was in just slightly making them seem original, which makes a shit edit obvious. You make it clear you're cribbing and build on what you crib. Whoever wrote that failed at it. And then Manafort threw her under the bus, which is even worse when other surrogates said she had a writer. Nothing wrong with that, but they're backstabbing instead of fixing it.
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    Eulah Balistreri
    The photo, which was originally much larger, was taken during an extremely cold practice session the Denver Broncos had (I think it was in 2012/2013 season, though I can't be sure). Since it was so cold Peyton Manning (the dude in the picture) wore a facemask. As I said the original image was much larger, but it was zoomed into this and I think /r/nfl started linking the pic as a sort of rickroll and it's kinda spread since then. I might be wrong on some details cause I don't follow the NFL but I damn well know my memes. [Here's a link to where it originated](http://i.imgur.com/R390EId.jpg)
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    Dejah Goldner
    Man oh man, I checked in there earlier merely expecting to look like ol' Clint Eastwood sittin' on the porch... And - *wow* - it's usually CtR'd up the arse, but they've managed to ratchet the ol' bumper jack up to a new and even more disgusting level of frenetic, fanatic, semi-violent extremism. What the fuck is wrong with that sub's general participants? Goddamn, I'm used to the mighty Goatse being the original Rickroll, and I had to nope out of that arguably *worse* shithole.
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    Burdette Boehm
    Someone will create a 3D High Res virtual reality version of the original rickroll. So it will be the same rickroll, just in a new format.
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    Kennedy Skiles
    That doesn't really matter, because she did everything a good rickroll is supposed to do. She got a large audience to listen to something originally written for and performed by somebody else, instead of listening to something original and informative, and she even inserted a pop-culture reference to exactly what she was doing. If this was not intentional, some poor writer's subconscious was working over-time backstage.
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    Garrick Turner
    Actually I'm ok with this. This ain't the original rickroll..
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    Josefa Altenwerth
    Goatse was the original Rickroll
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    Vito Ortiz
    GODDAMMIT. Why delete a post when it reaches front page. I get it. Shitpost. Rickroll. Majorshitpost. But, it's still a train wreck. Some people like to look at train wrecks. So, for their benefit (and, mine since I had to dig in the archives to find the original): http://m.imgur.com/PqIPVNe
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    Gracie Watsica
    Other videos in this thread: [Watch Playlist ▶](http://subtletv.com/_r4se5ya?feature=playlist&nline=1) VIDEO|COMMENT -|- [Star Wars: A Guitar Medley - Beyond The Guitar (Nathan Mills)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZXWKPosRFwc)|[364](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58nyxq?context=10#d58nyxq) - video on his channel [STAR WARS MEDLEY - Solo Bass - Zander Zon](https://youtube.com/watch?v=8IPeuqcLxmo)|[23](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58tpyv?context=10#d58tpyv) - If you like that, try this: [Thomas Oliver - 'Jurassic Park Theme' (Weissenborn Instrumental)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=D-f9bpMpddA)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wev2?context=10#d58wev2) - Reminds me of this guy's rendition of the Jurassic Park theme song. [Ewan Dobson - Time 2 - Guitar - www.candyrat.com](https://youtube.com/watch?v=eXqPYte8tvc)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58vxhy?context=10#d58vxhy) - I mean, he's no Ewan Dobson, but he's a trillion times better than me or anyone I know. [Star Wars Meets Metal](https://youtube.com/watch?v=zvep1WaUmOM)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58v8ez?context=10#d58v8ez) - I like this one more. [DARTH METAL AnchorHead's Shredisode IV - Star Wars Epsisode IV: A New Hope [metal version]](https://youtube.com/watch?v=T72JBPdk0aQ)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wilt?context=10#d58wilt) - Bro [Ben affleck Shreds Guitar Naked](https://youtube.com/watch?v=oMZ_BFLeV4I)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58ttjn?context=10#d58ttjn) - And then this video gets almost 100,000 views [Starwars, The Imperial March on Piano ( Darth Vader's Theme )](https://youtube.com/watch?v=R2yF8oFAxpk)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58vygv?context=10#d58vygv) - This guy crushes it on the piano. But I agree, the Imperial March is best done in symphony. [John Williams - Cantina Band Theme (Fingerstyle Cover by Berni Ritt)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=MeEVaUUxEr8)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wzhx?context=10#d58wzhx) - One more. Acoustic this time! [Cantina Band on Guitar (with tabs)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=uJ-NqMHoAa4)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wcnt?context=10#d58wcnt) - i like this one too [Star Wars DJ Imperial March (Full Set) - Skratch Bastid](https://youtube.com/watch?v=ekgpZag6xyQ)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wihr?context=10#d58wihr) - Was hoping this was the DJ battle Imperial March. It was not. So sad... [Stuart Clayton - The Simpsons Theme On Bass](https://youtube.com/watch?v=hcSYVEqVyVc)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wd8e?context=10#d58wd8e) - That's pretty awesome. Here's a guy playing The Simpson's theme on bass which I always thought was amazing: [NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley Guitar RickRoll Lesson EricBlackmonMusicHD](https://youtube.com/watch?v=HmHLFeo_JAs)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58wh06?context=10#d58wh06) - You can find a lesson here: [Across the Stars: Love Theme](https://youtube.com/watch?v=9nk_WHHTQtY&t=64s)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58vsd5?context=10#d58vsd5) - cover original Neither are good for tapping toes to the beat. [Make Happy: Flaming Hot Cheetos](https://youtube.com/watch?v=aZENMviUItU&t=3s)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58v181?context=10#d58v181) - drum solo FLAMIN' HOT CHEETOOOS [Ancient Stones - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Guitar](https://youtube.com/watch?v=55HrV8XnN64)|[0](https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/4se5ya/_/d58qg8k?context=10#d58qg8k) - Very good! If you want to see more stuff like this (more videogames though) check out Isac Saleh's stuff he's easily one of my favorite youtubers. I'm a bot working hard to help Redditors find related videos to watch. *** [Play All](http://subtletv.com/_r4se5ya?feature=playlist&ftrlnk=1) | [Info](https://np.reddit.com/r/SubtleTV/wiki/mentioned_videos) | Get it on [Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mentioned-videos-for-redd/fiimkmdalmgffhibfdjnhljpnigcmohf) / [Firefox](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mentioned-videos-for-reddit)
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    Eliane Swaniawski
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ The original song. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/rickroll More context to understand it.
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    Ashleigh Lang
    Videos in this thread: [Watch Playlist ▶](http://subtletv.com/_r4m7lca?feature=playlist&nline=1) VIDEO|COMMENT -|- [Spongebob Sweet Victory Original Video](https://youtube.com/watch?v=ANk8xlsp1pQ)|[3](https://reddit.com/r/CasualConversation/comments/4m7lca/_/d3t5q1w?context=10#d3t5q1w) - [HEYYEYAAEYAAAEYAEYAA ](https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ5LpwO-An4)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/CasualConversation/comments/4m7lca/_/d3tboyi?context=10#d3tboyi) - My school didn't do that, but we did have a popular vote for what song would be our class song. Never Gonna Give You Up (the Rickroll song) won handily, but the student council vetoed it and replaced it with one of the two generic as hell songs. :/ ... [Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Original)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=6bWyhj7siEY)|[2](https://reddit.com/r/CasualConversation/comments/4m7lca/_/d3t6mni?context=10#d3t6mni) - There's lots of sites with suggested songs. Personally I would have chosen something fun like [Set It Off - Forever Stuck in Our Youth](https://youtube.com/watch?v=e_ckotr2U30)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/CasualConversation/comments/4m7lca/_/d3tgf4j?context=10#d3tgf4j) - [The Doors - The End (original)](https://youtube.com/watch?v=JSUIQgEVDM4)|[1](https://reddit.com/r/CasualConversation/comments/4m7lca/_/d3tfkhg?context=10#d3tfkhg) - The Doors - The End I'm a bot working hard to help Redditors find related videos to watch. *** [Info](https://np.reddit.com/r/SubtleTV/wiki/mentioned_videos) | [Chrome Extension](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mentioned-videos-for-redd/fiimkmdalmgffhibfdjnhljpnigcmohf)
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    Rebekah Gaylord
    I wonder if the rickroll was in the original draft?
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    Jameson Strosin
    Since part of the joke is not explaining the joke (which is a bit pretentious to me), I will go ahead and explain: this channel takes video game (*usually*) music, remixes and modifies it, and posts it under the original name claiming it's a 'high quality rip'. It's usually stuff like modifying the melody to be the Flintstones Theme or adding in the vocals from Snow Halation. The intent is for it to be a bait and switch, ala the Rickroll; In this case, the song from a Sonic game has been injected with Love Like You.
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    Anjali Nicolas
    Dunno the first time i saw the original video was like 2006/7 on some obscure german site that mostly posted hot "emo" girls and "funny" stuff. I always felt like it was the top tier internet meme six or seven years along with loituma, rickroll and demotivationals :X
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    Kennedy Frami
    I can't get over YouTube banning the original video. It must have been one of the things that helped them get as popular. [RIP RickRoll - this video has been blocked for copyright reasons.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)
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    Rosa Sporer
    It has something to do with the original video having been taken down, so they don't count a bunch of the views or something. I'm too lazy to link to a source, but on the upside I'm also to lazy to pretend to link to a source and rickroll you so you got that going for you.
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    Kirk Bradtke
    It's just l a gif of a guy in a sheet pretending to be a ghost. I think that you can handle it. Ignore the retarded ass children who are obsessing over this like it's the funniest think since the original rickroll.
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    Dahlia Pfeffer
    Yep, especially after OP [admitted he edited the original video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) to include a rickroll, the fucker...
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    Skylar Hermann
    Hahahahaha RickRoll'd. But I posted the original clip, from "The Intruder". What was originally making TOM crazy? How would TOM get over it?
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    Sid Dietrich
    Ugh, I hope this doesn't become the new rickroll. At the least the original is actually a pretty good song.
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    Rozella Stoltenberg
    video removed by user but I'm assuming it was either rickroll'd or the trolololol guy, very original, you're a speshul snowflake blah blah blah
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    Mathias Sanford
    The "original" was a rickroll I edited together myself, and it's gone forever, I'm afraid.
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