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Rick Astley Dishes on Being RickRoll'D

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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By now, you are undoubtedly familiar with the passe Internet meme of "Rickrolling," wherein you are prompted to click on a link on some celebrity website or something and are instead led to the music video for Rick Astley's atrocious 1987 pop song "Never Gonna Give You Up". Anyway, Astley has finally commented on the phenomenon that has made him marginally relevant again for the first time since the '80s. "I think it's just one of those odd things where something gets picked up and people run with it," Astley (who, it should be noted, seems remarkably self-aware) tells the Los Angeles Times, obviously pleased that a legitimate newspaper has taken the time to get in touch with him. "But that's what brilliant about the Internet." Or, you know, the complete opposite.

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