16 August 2008

Rickrolled without being Rickrolled

I feel like I've been totally Rickrolled.

Remember my most recent post? I rickrolled Sonny Ma-Jiminy and he wasn't impressed. Well the next morning he said he wanted "that guy's music" again and I reluctantly guessed he meant Beaker from the Muppets singing the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up."

I eventually decided I was all for rickrolling my kid one more time (you only live once), so I played the video for him again. And he loved it. I have no speakers on my computer at the moment, so he sat on my lap with the headphones on being totally Rickrolled and thoroughly enjoying it.

"I could sing that song one day!!" he shouted in inspiration over the music in the headphones.

"I could bring my drums and that guy could play them!!!" His volume competed with Astley claiming that a 'full commitment' was what he was 'thinking of'.

"What's that guys name?!?" he shouted.

"Animal," I replied.


"Animal," I repeated.

"WHAT?!?!?" I took his headphones off and quietly said "Animal," in his ear.

Satisfied, he sat and soaked in The Essence Of 1987.

He's sitting there once more today, watching Beaker the Muppet lipsynching to Astley again and again and again and again, claiming to like "that guy's music" and plotting to do a cover version with The Muppets as soon as possible.

And all day at work yesterday, around and around and around in my head went, "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert yooou...."

I feel like I've been totally Rickrolled.


Jen said...

Oh, I hate it when a lesson that you are trying to teach your kids back-fires. Not fair. Not fair at all!

Jen said...

My foot is doing just fine. Still looks like I have a softball on my ankle but the pain is gone. My butt is still a little sore but mostly in the morning before I get moving. I feel like a 90 year old woman getting out of bed, maybe that could just be from all the kids that I have. ;)

Hippomanic Jen said...

Serves you right!

Givinya De Elba said...

You obviously don't get it.

Veggie Mom said...

Speaking as one who has been Rickrolled, I can say it's addicting--and sometimes annoying, when you get that song stuck in your head!

Heather said...

Is it wrong that I actually liked that song when it first came out, and still kinda like it now?



Crazy Sister said...

I love Animal. Something about leading a drummer around my a neck chain is just so perfect.

Swift Jan said...

OH NO! D'oh......

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