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Old 10-02-08, 12:49 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Rick Roll (Rick Astley) voted into MTV by internet


http://ema.mtv.co.uk/news/

It happened through the internet (namely 4chan and the Bodybuilding.com misc)

The internet is serious business!

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Eighties pop singer Rick Astley has become the surprise contender for best act ever at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards in Liverpool.

The star, who has never been nominated in the history of the event, is up against U2, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Green Day and Tokio Hotel.

The winner, chosen by fans online, will be unveiled at the show on 6 November.

Astley returned to prominence this year when internet users were "tricked" into watching the video of his biggest hit.

Sole nomination

A craze called "Rickrolling" saw web users unwittingly follow links to Astley's videos. It led to millions of plays of Astley's song Never Gonna Give You Up, which reached number one in the UK in 1987.

It went on to become a number one hit in 15 other countries.

"Rick's fans have obviously decided that he deserves recognition as a pop icon and no doubt they are determined to make sure he wins on the night," said the award show's producer Richard Godfrey.

Madonna is up for the video star category with 4 Minutes - the only nomination she has received this year.

The 50-year-old pop star will battle it out with 30 Seconds to Mars, Santogold, Weezer and Snoop Dogg, who is hosting the ceremony.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7646807.stm

lmao at bolded !!!

If you want to continue the epicness then feel free to vote!
http://ema.mtv.co.uk/vote/
Best Act Ever -> Rick Astley -> Vote

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Old 10-02-08, 02:08 AM   #2
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Remember place your votes we must rickroll the MTV music awards!

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Old 10-02-08, 09:35 AM   #6
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we must rickroll the MTV music awards!
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Old 10-02-08, 11:15 AM   #7
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Rick Astley would never run around and desert me, so he gets my vote.

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Old 10-02-08, 11:46 AM   #8
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oh yeah, i remember the original voting, to just get rick up there on the best ever list.

I voted for him then, and I've already voted for him now.

That, and I'll take Rick Astley over any of the other bands listed in the "best ever". I mean seriously...Britney spears? Christina Aguilera? U2???, Tokio Hotel...argg their only getting votes because /b/ is obsessed with Bill Kaulitz, because he's a dude that looks like a girl. Another one of /b/'s running gags.

And green day? Eh...their ok. But best ever? far from it.

That, and members have been using Rick Astley's "never gonna give you up" thing way before rick-rolling started.

I hope he wins...Partly for the lolz. Will be an epic win.

Also..

In before rick astley sucks/this is stupid.

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Voted, just because I think MTV deserves to get Rick Rolled.

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My votes. I must make them over 9000!

also... You must keep trying until you run out of cake!

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must... resist... AHHH

THE CAKE IS A LIE



Also, Tokio Hotel is okay, but yeah, /b/ is completely obsessed with Bill... not so much anymore though.

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Dude the graph is too much!!! LMFAO

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And I say when (yes, when. Do not underestimate the power of the tubes) they should put this up in the background (with quick MS paint PGification)


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ROFL. This is absolutely ridiculous. MTV deserves it though =_=

That graph + shard's response make this thread epic win.

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