Hello to All!
I’m pretty sure that most of you have experienced this before: you’re searching on YouTube, find something about some movie or game that hasn’t come out yet (like some scene or intro clip), and, to your disappointment, you find out that you’ve been duped, tricked, made a fool of – whatever suits your fancy – into clicking on a link to a music video of “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley.
If don’t know what I mean, see the video. Trust me, it’s embarrassing.
Seeing that this is the lovely day where everyone goes around fooling everybody, which we call “April Fools Day,” I found this topic to be an appropriate one to post about here.
My basic question is this: under what circumstances, if any, can one be justified or warranted in Rick-Rolling somebody?
Please – pretty please with a cherry on top! – respond with actual philosophical considerations, though comments mixed with a bit of humor are certainly welcome.
George (“The Meager Weakling”)