We all give Rick Astley a hard time without a moment's hesitation, but think about it: When was the last time a song YOU sang 20 years ago made a baby stop crying?
"Never Gonna Give You Up" is about as popular as a steaming turd in a hot car these days, but this video suggests that hating it might not necessarily be hardwired into the human brain. Could it be that we've become too cynical, too far removed from the innocence of childhood to enjoy the simple pleasure that is Rick Astley, or do babies just like shit that sucks? Is this kid being ironic? Are babies capable of that? This video might only be 30 seconds long, but it raises questions that could take a lifetime to answer.
Maybe after the scientific community wraps up all those pesky little problems like AIDS and cancer and global warming and world hunger they can start focusing on something that actually MATTERS. You know - like figuring out the physiological mechanism that's responsible for making us hate Rick Astley. I'm pretty sure the military would be more than willing to provide funding for the psychological warfare possibilities alone. The Iraqi insurgents are tough, but are they tough enough to withstand the awesome power of a WEAPONIZED RICKROLL?