Video goodness: Cat does not appreciate being Rickrolled
If you've ever been Rickrolled -- subjected to the popular Internet meme of a few years back, in which an unsuspecting web-surfer clicks a hyperlink and winds up watching the music video for Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" -- you will understand the frustration of Fro the cat.
The Rickroll quickly became a pop-culture phenomenon, turning up everywhere from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to college basketball games to protests against the Church of Scientology. And it didn't stop there. Times technology writer David Sarno wrote in 2008:
[T]he Rickroll has sired many memelets, including the Fresh Prince roll, the rainroll (plopping you in front of a video of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain") and even the Reichroll, where Astley's song is spliced with footage of Adolf Hitler for an unsettling sort of lip sync.
Though Fro manages to tolerate "Never Gonna Give You Up" for a while, he clearly hits his tolerance threshold toward the end of the video. We've all been there. At a certain point, you've just got to say "DO NOT WANT," turn off the 80s pop music and push the phone across the table, you know? Metaphorically speaking, of course.
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: ThirstyEar2 via YouTube