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May 13th, 2008


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03:10 pm - what
There's ads all over the Red Line for one of those popular brands of cheap American "lite" beer which only gives you a buzz after the fourth pitcher or so. Each one has a slogan on it and such, only this time around they're not superfluously labelled with the city name to earn points with the locals ("Always cool in BOSTON")

However, the two I saw next to each other on the train this morning went like this:

NEVER FILLS YOU UP
NEVER SLOWS YOU DOWN*

and I thought oh my god, the train is trying, and failing, to rickroll me. Only now I do have the song in my head, so, like, does that count? Who's keeping score here, anyway?

And then I thought oh shit, don't say that out loud, some ad dude is gonna hear this. Dammit! No! What hell have I unleashed upon this world? Auigh! Bring back the sperm donor ads, Red Line! We don't need this plague right now!



* Yes, I know the TV slogan is "Won't fill you up and never lets you down", but that's what it says on the poster ads. Maybe it's "Wears you down". Anyway. It's not "lets", that much I know.

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From:metahacker
Date:May 13th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Curse you...all I had to do was scan the capitalized bit, and
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From:ruthling
Date:May 13th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
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If mental rickrolling counts, I'm toast. I can earworm myself from a map. And, yes, now you got me.

It's a good thing rickrolling isn't nearly as sordid and horrible as it sounds.
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From:ooshiny
Date:May 13th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Ditto on all counts. Rargh.
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From:thebitterguy
Date:May 13th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Just out of curiosity, Corner Gas?
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 14th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
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Love it.
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From:ron_newman
Date:May 13th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Why doesn't anyone ever use this for a rickroll? Or this or this ?
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From:seph
Date:May 13th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Those are a springroll, freakroll, and a, I don't know, enchilada.

Rickroll is singularly Rick Astley, not just names that start with Rick.
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:May 13th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Now you've stucken it on me.

NEVER GONNA FILL YOU UP
NEVER GONNA SLOW YOU DOWN
NEVER GONNA MAKE YOU DRUNK
OR IMPAIR YOU...
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From:lno
Date:May 13th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
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NEVER GONNA HAVE GREAT TASTE
NEVER GONNA GOOOOOO TO WASTE
NEVER GONNA KEEP YOU CHASTE
WITH AU PAIRS, YO...



...ok, that last line was a bit of a stretch.
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From:ruthling
Date:May 13th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
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my gym rickrolled me a few weeks ago. I don't think anyone else knew why I was laughing.
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From:hyperina
Date:May 13th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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aw, it's gone, lediva

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From:zyrya
Date:May 13th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
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Of all the uses for a time machine, pre-emptively destroying that song is the most noble.
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From:juldea
Date:May 14th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
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I have bemoaned my lack of sharpie EVERY MORNING when I get on those trains. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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From:viedma
Date:May 14th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
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This is so funny I can't stand it.
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From:boggle_e_oggle
Date:May 20th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
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How long has "rickroll" been a word? I've gotta stay in more.
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From:derspatchel
Date:May 21st, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
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It's only been a legitimately-used word for about 12 minutes and seventeen seconds, so we've only got a couple of minutes to go before the world settles down and then finds another meme to chase.

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