Friday, November 28, 2008

And the Coolest Guy award goes to...

Rick Astley! Seriously.

The guy had some pop fame in the 80s, before my time. Nothing revolutionary. Then in 2006 he is thrust back into relevance by Anonymous (yes, that Anonymous) on the 4chan messageboards, and the Internet at large. Essentially he was turned into a joke.

But he takes it completely in stride, with a big smile on his face. This is from the Thanksgiving Day Parade just recently:

We wouldn't get this from any other guy.

He's in on the joke now, and he's able to laugh at himself, without losing any dignity. I think that's really really cool. Also, I don't think he is a complete joke. He's not a bad musician. That needs to be said. Go Rick. 

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