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February 20, 2008 5:12 AM   Subscribe

RickRolling the Baby. [YouTube, 30 secs.] Via.
posted by amyms (62 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh nellie, this won't end well.
posted by humuhumu at 5:38 AM on February 20, 2008


Now that's abuse.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:40 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


last
posted by HuronBob at 5:44 AM on February 20, 2008


I'd like to see a control run with Whitney Houston.
posted by DU at 5:46 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Aww you didn't like it? I thought it was cute. And it's a perfect example of the fickleness of babies (the weirdest things used to soothe my kids when they were little).
posted by amyms at 5:47 AM on February 20, 2008


I liked it, but it's still abuse.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:48 AM on February 20, 2008


I want to simultaneously flag and favorite this.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:51 AM on February 20, 2008 [6 favorites]


What a cute little baby!
posted by 1 at 5:53 AM on February 20, 2008


That's one messy desk.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:55 AM on February 20, 2008


This 'rickroll', it's a 'thing'?
posted by Pecinpah at 6:04 AM on February 20, 2008


Are they raising him as a boy?
posted by Dizzy at 6:07 AM on February 20, 2008


This may just be the perfect post. It tells me exactly enough to let me know if I'll find the linked material interesting, it tells me where I'm clicking to, and it tells me exactly how much time I'll be investing in the link. Also there is ADORABLE BABINGS YES YOU DO LIKE RICKROLL YES YOU DO
posted by Greg Nog at 6:08 AM on February 20, 2008 [9 favorites]


This is the greatest video of all time.
posted by Gianna at 6:13 AM on February 20, 2008


I weep for those parents as their kid grows older and knows that every time he cries, he is rewarded.

Still, it seems like you picked the first youtube you saw on a random search. I demand a better SLYP next time!

stop crying, I'll hit play again.
posted by not_on_display at 6:19 AM on February 20, 2008


This one is even better: RickRolling the Church of Scientology.
posted by iviken at 6:23 AM on February 20, 2008


I weep for those parents as their kid grows older and knows that every time he cries, he is rewarded.

If it makes you feel any better, whenever they're not using it to record funny videos for The Internet, they stash it in a cardboard box in the hall closet.
posted by hermitosis at 6:24 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rick Astley is the perfect parent. You listen to that chorus and tell me that,babies need anything more than he's offering.

Rick's love is their food.
posted by unsupervised at 6:25 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


they stash it in a cardboard box

In my family, we find that Rubbermaid totes better contain the effluvia.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:26 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Another "adorable babing"
posted by DU at 6:26 AM on February 20, 2008 [9 favorites]


I weep for those parents as their kid grows older and knows that every time he cries, he is rewarded.

The best advice we ever got was from our first pediatrician: "You can't spoil a baby under 6 months old." With a few babies under my belt, I definitely agree. I'd even go farther: You can't spoil a baby under 9-12 months and you can't spoil any child with something you really, fundamentally object to.
posted by DU at 6:28 AM on February 20, 2008


Nerd-parents and their children are adorable.
posted by hototogisu at 6:30 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


I now give you the greatest cute-kid youtube video of all time
posted by MotorNeuron at 6:33 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


!
posted by carter at 6:44 AM on February 20, 2008


This video either makes me think that nerds should not be allowed to breed or that only nerds should be allowed to breed or that babies should all be grown in tubes and raised in institutions like in Brave New World or that everything should stay exactly as it is now and whoever wants to should be able to have kids and do with them pretty much as they will, even videotaping them interacting with internet in-jokes and then posting those videos to the internet. This video has obviously brought up a lot of complex emotions for me that I am going to have to sort through. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
posted by ND¢ at 6:56 AM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's evil!
posted by inghamb87 at 6:58 AM on February 20, 2008


Technically, it's only a Rickroll if the baby was expecting to see something else, right?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:01 AM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


Babies are teh awesome.
posted by oddman at 7:02 AM on February 20, 2008


(Creates interesting sounding bookmarks, in few years returns to them and Rickrolls self. Feels very clever/stupid/irritated/amused, time will tell.)
posted by Free word order! at 7:14 AM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


That kid already has issues.
posted by sourwookie at 7:14 AM on February 20, 2008


Self link
posted by ColdChef at 7:19 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's nothing. Show me a baby soothed by Tubgirl.
posted by waraw at 7:21 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Then show me that baby 15 years later. *shudder*
posted by anthill at 7:38 AM on February 20, 2008


ColdChef- Georgia = awesome.
posted by odayoday at 7:44 AM on February 20, 2008


This video is clearly altered; they've edited it to make it appear that the baby cries when they stop the rickroll.
posted by cortex at 7:46 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


DU: Wait.. do you mean you con't spoilt a baby, meaning it's impossible to, or that you shouldn't?

Kinda like the "You can never put too much water in the reactor's cooling chamber" skit on SNL.

(I have a 12 year old. I remember babies.)
posted by not_on_display at 8:00 AM on February 20, 2008


con't can't
spoilt spoil
I can type better than that baby, though!

posted by not_on_display at 8:02 AM on February 20, 2008


Technically, it's only a Rickroll if the baby was expecting to see something else, right?

The baby was expecting its usual bedtime death-metal.
posted by rokusan at 8:03 AM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


On the topic of funny kiddie videos: this video of a baby laughing at torn paper cracks me up -- I watched it three times and it's still entertaining.
posted by brain_drain at 8:12 AM on February 20, 2008 [5 favorites]


not_on_display, I'm sure you're a wonderful parent, but you really are wrong on this one. Letting babies under 6 months "cry it out" has all kinds of longlasting negative effects.

But more importantly, this is a funny video post.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:19 AM on February 20, 2008


A little different, but the first thing this link made me think of was the absolutely hilarious Punk'd satire Baby Pranks done by H. Jon Benjamin on one of the Home Movies DVDs.
posted by tittergrrl at 8:42 AM on February 20, 2008


Oh, and the best part of that Baby Pranks youtube vid are the comments (per usual) as most people don't get the joke.
posted by tittergrrl at 8:43 AM on February 20, 2008


The inconsistency in the shit that gets moderated out of existence (as opposed to what doesn't) is just ridiculous around here.
posted by spock at 8:46 AM on February 20, 2008


MotorNeuron

God..loved your link!

(kinda loved the main kid - but I can just imagine the beady glances other parents were shooting his parents!)
posted by Jody Tresidder at 8:51 AM on February 20, 2008


Meaning it is impossible to spoil a baby that young.

Which is not to say you won't FEEL like you've spoiled them. And you'll definitely have people TELLING YOU you've spoiled them. But babies that age change so fast, and are so dim, that there's not enough time.
posted by DU at 9:04 AM on February 20, 2008


The best advice we ever got was from our first pediatrician: "You can't spoil a baby under 6 months old." With a few babies under my belt, I definitely agree.

I agree. I've found that once you get 3 or 4 babies cinched around your waist, arms and legs flailing, spoiling is pretty much no longer an issue.
posted by designbot at 9:11 AM on February 20, 2008 [5 favorites]


"The inconsistency in the shit that gets moderated out of existence (as opposed to what doesn't) is just ridiculous around here."

Gotta agree with that....
posted by HuronBob at 9:24 AM on February 20, 2008


That's nothing. Show me a baby soothed by Tubgirl.

At least they didn't show 2 babies, 1 bottle.
posted by ryoshu at 10:17 AM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


I weep for those parents as their kid grows older and knows that every time he cries, he is rewarded.

of course, there's all the times he's going to cry his head off and they won't be able to figure WHY he's crying or make it stop

you've never had kids, have you?
posted by pyramid termite at 10:18 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Baby Pranks was hilarious. Thanks for that. "Nothing personal, man. Just a baby prank."
posted by mrgrimm at 11:21 AM on February 20, 2008


As long as we're passing around links to cute babies - nine seconds of pure, uncut, adorable. I watch this at LEAST once a week or whenever I'm feeling down. (Warning - adorable baby farts.) It's not just the baby - the mom laughing in the background kills me.
posted by LeeJay at 12:09 PM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


I tried playing the video for my babies as an experiment. Miranda watched it for a few seconds, sighed heavily, and turned her head to the side until I stopped it. Tabitha seemed mildly interested, and began to wiggle her arms and legs and fuss a little when it stopped. She also burped, suggesting that Rick Astley may make babies gassy.
posted by EarBucket at 12:09 PM on February 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


my bAby is 12 days old and has been on youtube since day 3, we're geeks
posted by sadie01221975 at 12:15 PM on February 20, 2008


This would probably work just as well with any music video of that vintage - bright lights, lots of motion and camera cuts, lots of stuff going on. The baby doesn't know that it's Rick Astley and it sucks, only that it's visually interesting. Lots of small kids were plopped in front of MTV in the 80s for the same reason.
posted by DecemberBoy at 12:48 PM on February 20, 2008


I haven't clicked the link (and won't). Seriously why aren't cute baby and rick roll posts auto-filtered? Or does the combination of both cancel each other out?
posted by jeblis at 12:49 PM on February 20, 2008


I weep for those parents as their kid grows older and knows that every time he cries, he is rewarded.

...with Rick Astley.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 1:03 PM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'm a big fan of babies tasting lemons for the first time.
posted by junesix at 3:08 PM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


I can't believe some of you don't like the RickRoll. I fucking love that song. Sometimes I'll be sitting at my computer, bored, and it's like, "Hey... Why not watch "Never Gonna Give You Up?" And I go and look it up ON MY OWN. Once I hear that drum fill and those strings, all my troubles melt away.

Let me let some of you in on a little secret... There's no hope in Obama, we're all gonna die, & the children aren't our future. But a thousand years from now humans will talk about the dark ages "Before Astley" and the blissful peace that has flown like ambrosia from his lips. Not a god, not a prophet, just a simple lad from Lancashire with a song to sing about life, love and dedication.

How any of you can listen to Rick's "Never gonna give; Never gonna give" pseudo-stutter and hold hatred in your heart, I do not understand. I'm going to go watch in again, RIGHT NOW, and hope that some of you haters will feel the love flowing through my soul, across the ether, into your hearts.
posted by BeerFilter at 4:03 PM on February 20, 2008 [10 favorites]


I FAVORITE BEERFILTER'S COMMENT ONE THOUSAND TIMES.
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:28 PM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's all on account of the love.
posted by BeerFilter at 4:35 PM on February 20, 2008


tunnelbaby
posted by Flunkie at 7:55 PM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


OMG tunnelbaby!

The danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing!
posted by LeeJay at 8:11 PM on February 20, 2008


Let me let some of you in on a little secret... There's no hope in Obama

that's what they said about lincoln, too - but by the time you get to grand island, you know there's no hope
posted by pyramid termite at 8:58 PM on February 20, 2008


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