Years ago, on my first job, I had to write an obit of the man who invented Twinkies. Since I worked for a reference publication, I included a definition of Twinkies for future generations: “a tan, cream-filled cake roughly the shape of a cylinder.” That caused people around the office to laugh at me.


Now the political publication The Hill defines rickrolling, though to slightly less absurd effect:  


37 seconds into the video, though, viewers are RickRoll’d, which is when a copy of the music “Never Gonna Give You Up” by 80s musician Rick Astley surprisingly appears instead of an image the viewer was expecting


The viewers in question are watching Speaker Pelosi’s try at rickrolling, a very tame sample. The finest specimen I’ve seen is here.