I stumbled upon (in an old school way, meaning I didn't Stumble Upon them) a local blog called Citizen Rain this
weekend whose home page states, "We serve up the day's most interesting
links from 295 Seattle blogs and the media." I will certainly be
bookmarking their page especially when the first story I read there was
"The Spokesman today reports that an Eastern Washington University student pulled a fast one on a New York Times reporter writing a story about 'rickrolling.' Twenty-two-year-old Pawl Fisher posted a YouTube video of someone lip-syncing Never Gonna Give You Up at an EWU women's basketball game. If you watch, it looks like the entire game comes to a pause as cheerleaders, athletes and audience members start rocking out to the song."
"The video ended up in a March 24 NYT article, with the reporter writing: 'A routine timeout turned into a 1980s flashback, as two men on the sidelines briefly hijacked the proceedings with a popular prank known as rickrolling.' But the incident never really happened – Pawl is an aspiring film-maker. He crafted the scene with film editing. 'My intention was never to punk the New York Times,' he told the Spokesman. 'My intention was to punk the whole planet.'"