Rick Astley Shows Up Where You Least Expect Him

102259937 81 Rick Astley Shows Up Where You Least Expect Him

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Astley[/lastfm]’s song ”Never Gonna Give You Up” has transformed from a 1987 pop song about love to an ongoing internet practical joke. This time the joke ended up in the Oregon Legislature.
Over the last year, then-freshman Oregon House member Jefferson Smith convinced both parties to work lyrics of the song in to their speeches. They insist that no tax payer dollars was spent on this internet gag and all the bills were passed that had lyrics in the speech.

Here’s the actual [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rick Astley[/lastfm] video that started the internet prank.

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