Sometimes I read things that make me feel really out of it. This article
by Rene Guzman in the San Antonio Express-News was one of those things, because it describes a prank that apparently is wildly popular on the internet, and yet I'd never heard of it before. It's called Rick Rolling:
Referred to as Rick Rolling or getting Rick Rolled, you click a juicy link -- say, a secret clip of a movie or videogame -- only to end up at YouTube with Rick Astley shimmying to his late '80s hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up."...
"It has been one of the longer Internet phenomena that we've seen," says Michael Parker, media relations manager at eBaum's World, a humor and entertainment site that specializes in viral media. "It's definitely just the nature of pranking someone, and it's easy to do."
The link above really does go to Rene Guzman's article, whereas this link
goes to Rick Astley's video.