RickRolling goes maintstream

November 28th, 2008 by sidewinder Leave a reply »

There’s something both scary and epic when an internet meme like RickRolling goes so mainstream that it’s featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Reading the comments posted about it on YouTube is quite interesting as well, as an observer of fandom and internet culture: while some saw yesterday’s RickRoll as the pinnacle of the meme’s success, others say it is a clear sign that the meme has “jumped the shark” and is officially dead. I am personally still finding it just incredibly surreal.

I hope everyone who celebrated had a good Thanksgiving yesterday and will enjoy the rest of the holiday season! Does your fandom do anything special to celebrate or mark this time of year? Now is a good time to make the time to record any such information in the Fan History Wiki.

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  • The thing is, how many people watching knew what "rickrolling" is?

    Giving people the unexpected is nothing new. And seeing this is months after rickrolling was at its peak, it's time to move on...

    mp/m

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