In the pub last night with some mates.
One of them tells me about the project one of her friends has embarked on with his students. He’s a lecturer. She shows me.
It is INCREDIBLE.
The idea – to Rickroll his students.
He’s been inserting random lyrics from Never Gonna Give You Up into his classes on classical literature.
As he says himself:
“The project is simple: I’m a lecturer in liberal arts teaching adults literature on a college programme, and my object is to Rickroll every lecture and tutorial class I teach over the course of this semester. Your standard Rickroll would, of course, be to offer some poor dupe a misleading link which, when clicked, will redirect him to a video of Rick Astley’s classic 80s hit Never Gonna Give You Up. For a man of letters, however, that kind of trickery isn’t subtle enough. Plus, I don’t want to be unethical and waste actual teaching time playing pranks on the students – this is only a game, and their education of course comes first. So what I intend to do is to slip a phrase, or lyric, from the song into every one of my classes, and use this blog to record the convoluted ploys I use to work Rick’s magic into my students’ lives.
How long will it take them to rumble me? Let’s find out! ”
You have to read this:
So far no-one has rumbled him.
He is my new idol.