Today’s Tina Fey Eyeroll Award Winner

Today’s Tina Fey Eyeroll Award Winner June 17, 2015

Booby says that rickrolling is highly problematic, especially in its dependence upon the semiotics of cisgendered discourse

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  • zebbart

    Wow. I cannot believe I got successfully rickrolled in 2015 by a link referencing rickrolling. You know the bait that your readers can’t resist Shea!

    • Newp Ort

      got me too. Dang.

      • Rae Stabosz

        Me too. And I didn’t even understand what was happening until I asked Siri what rickrolling was! Thanks, Mark…. I think.

        • Rebecca Fuentes

          What IS rickrolling?

          • Joe

            It’s not really that deep a philosophical question. :p

            • Rebecca Fuentes

              Are you sure? 😉 I’d never heard the term before. I must not hang out in the right circles.

              • I Googled “rickrolled” because I don’t hang out in the right circles either. I was still foolish enough to click on the link.

          • Rae Stabosz

            I think we can trust Wikipedia on this one: “Rickrolling is an Internet meme[1] involving the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up”. The meme is a bait and switch; a person provides a hyperlink which is seemingly relevant to the topic at hand, but actually leads to Astley’s video. “

    • chezami

      I feel… good.

  • Joe

    Posting bad puns is one thing, but rickrolling?! Mark Shea, you will pay for your transgressions!

  • Artevelde

    Trying to outdo Mark with a video that proves that this once respectable Catholic blog is now a vehicle for the promotion of leftism, black cat worship and rickrolling.

    • Rebecca Fuentes

      What if a white cat wants to be worshiped like the black cats? She’s felt that way since she was a kitten . . .

      • Artevelde

        That reminds me I pulled a kind of Rachel Dolezal last week. Mentioning I wouldn’t mind spending my retirement in a huge comfortable trailer just outside Joshua Tree NP, CA, is apparently not done according to my colleagues in Belgium. I suspect I’m in real danger of going native if I spend more time here :p

  • SteveP

    Anyone who has studied epigenetics for no more than 15 minutes knows rickrolling is an innate characteristic—nobody would choose to be a rickroller.

  • bill t

    Dear Mark,

    After this post I’m feeling like you’ve given up on me.

    I’m crying right now because you told a a lie and its hurts.

    You let me down. It feels like you’ve just run around and deserted me.

    Goodbye! 😉

    • and Mark tells us that lying is always a sin.

  • cececole

    Personally, I enjoy a good solid rickroll–and there is nothing more edifying that a MUPPET rickroll! Well-played indeed, sir!