I have never been rickrolled.***

I know what it means. I know what it is. But it has never happened to me.

Today on twitter Backpacking Dad sent out a rickroll. I didn’t have time to fall for it before I knew it was a trick (rick?) and that’s no fun for my first rickroll. Knowingly clicking into it? For shame.

I lamented that I had never been rickrolled when someone sent me this link to Bill O’Reilly getting rickrolled at the end of his program.

I’ll save you the bleeding ears.

Bill O’Reilly freaks out and screams the F word a few times at the camera. I mean, I don’t love 80’s music either but I was NOT expecting that. I couldn’t stop it fast enough.

the moosh noticed the crazy conservative screaming at me from my computer screen.

“Why is that guy screaming that you suck? Is it because you’re still in your underwear?”

Thankfully we just had to have the “we don’t say suck” discussion rather than the “we don’t say…you know what” discussion. And the underwear thing? Whatever, my kid almost lost her innocence at the mouth of Bill O’Reilly. BIGGER PICTURE HERE PEOPLE.


(***A rickroll is when someone is all sneaky and links to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” video under an unassuming link. You click it, thinking you are going to be taken to blog about pork chops but instead are taken to the video. Then you have the song in your head and you’ve been rickrolled. Song. In your head. All day. Seriously, there’s a whole Wiki entry on the phenomenon.)

(In other delightfully ironic news, the moosh’s BFF, PK learned the F word today too. Cody also thinks it’s cute that I never expected a conservative to swear like a sailor.)


  1. I am so glad you explained what “rickrolled” meant, lol

  2. OK, thanks for the explaination of rickrolled but now I have that song in my head… darn you! It does make me LOL. Thanks for that.

  3. I once rickrolled a college professor, during a presentation.

    Best rickroll ever, I’m just saying.

    Also, I genuinely love that song. Seriously, it’s so catchy!

  4. Oh I’ve been RR’d more times than I care to count. Some of them are downright nasty and FORCE you to stay on the page until it’s done. I channel Bill O’Reilly when that happens.

  5. If you liked that clip, you’ll love this one: http://tinyurl.com/mucn95

    (seriously, give it like 30 seconds; that’s when it really gets going)

    Casey Reply:

    @SciFi Dad, Like I’m really going to click an anonymous TinyURL from you on a post about never being rickrolled.

  6. Well, that wasn’t actually what he was having a meltdown over, but it’s a clever video. And conservatives swear just as much as us hippies!

    Casey Reply:

    @Avitable, CRAP DUDE. You are just the bearer of buzzkills lately.

  7. Ok, I’ve never heard of RR – guess I’m not as cool as I once thought.

    And what’s up with our little girls learning new words?

    Sometimes I feel so stupid as a parent, I suck.

  8. I have a lovely song called “Squid and Whale” in my head thanks to my son’s choice of videos on YouTube. Thankfully, I don’t think being squidnwhale’d will catch on. Although, if anyone could do it, you could.

    Casey Reply:

    @Ohh Betsy, I’m making up a squid and whale song in my head and it’s already stuck.
    So there.

  9. So you missed the big parade where we all got “rickrolled” live by Rick Astley himself, eh?

    Casey Reply:

    @Eternal Lizdom, I read about! Does that count?
    No? Well, I’ve still never been rickrolled.

  10. I refuse to click on any of your links… ever again. Because I. Am. Scared.

    Casey Reply:

    @Tonggu Momma, I solemnly swear to never hide a rickroll on my site. Deal?

  11. Did you see the Macy’s parade was Rick Rolled in 2008? The hubs and I died laughing on the couch when it happened.

  12. I remember when I was introduced to the effing word…a friend of mine told me to sing the name game song with “chuck” and I did, and then was SO confused about everyone’s response. My mom or someone explained that it meant “I hate you.” Ooooo.

  13. Oh man that is an awesome clip! (And SciFi Dad, that was cool too!)

  14. One should never admit to having never been rickrolled in public;)

    Just sayin’

  15. I’ve been RR’d in Red Robin, Target and countless times on the internet. I also have it to be my ringtone when my husband calls, just for entertainment and to RR anyone who is listening.

  16. Luckily I have never been Rickrolled.

  17. This is a vile calumny! A slander!

    I would never Rickroll anyone. That is a very tacky thing to do to perfectly nice people.

  18. Have you seen the mash up with NIN? Hilar

  19. I sortof felt like a giant dorkwad, because I had no idea what a rickroll was.

    I was thinking a type of Cinnamon roll? Glad you explained.