Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Legislators Rick Roll Oregon

Now here is a Legislature you can love...

Other states have all the fun.

Oregon state lawmakers, capitalizing on a long-running Internet meme, have created a YouTube sensation by slipping the lyrics from a song by 1980s pop star Rick Astley into floor speeches.

Videotapes of the speeches by a dozen Republicans and Democrats were cobbled together with Astley's 1987 hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up," and released on April Fool's Day -- already logging some 782,000 views.

The video was apparently inspired by an Internet prank, at least several years old, that involves providing a hyperlink that dupes the viewer into watching Astley's video.

Gee, wish we had a cool legislature too...

Maybe next time.