While Laura is busy posting ‘serious’ things she found in the Globe & Mail (about what’s going on in Zimbabwe), I’d like to report some actually really SERIOUS stuff, namely:
Rickrolling is dead. That’s right. Stop it. Right now… Don’t even bother. It’s over. It’s been covered by the Globe & Mail. And while I take offense to the thought that “by all appearances half the participants [of the parts of the internet where these memes evolve] are livestock”, I do find it interesting when things like LOLcats, Leeroy Jenkins and Rickrolling get coverage in a big way.
I mean, I love all this stuff. Kate and I are going to a conference next weekend that exists solely to celebrate memes. But I feel like I can still talk to, oh, a good 90% of my friends about LOLcats and just get funny looks, or even better, looks of disgust. So when they get coverage outside of Spark and a few other nerdy places, it feels like… someone is blowing something fairly niche WAY out of proportion.
Oh well. All in good fun. And, watch this video. It’s not a rickroll… that came earlier (did you find it?). It’s my current favourite youtube fad.