First Instructable so be gentle.
Step 1: History of The Rick Roll (And the Unknown Meaning)
A Rick Roll is providing a link to something that is relevant to the topic at hand(like saying it is about your third nipple) and then actually giving the link that leads to one of the many videos of Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up". It has become a internet meme and should be respected by all! RESPECT THE RICK ROLL! RESPECT IT!(if you don't get the reference don't bother)
The Meaning of Rick Roll is unclear. thats really all about the meaning to be honest if someone wants to help me out here go ahead but as far as i know there is no meaning its just funny.
The first recorded Rick Roll was on the imageboard "4chan" as a variant of "duckrolling" the same basic thing as a Rick Roll but linking to a picture of a duck on wheels(picture can be found here:http://tinyurl.com/57qvcy ) and Rick Rolling has spread althroughout the internet and has even gone into the internets parent's house of Real Life(bum Bum BUM!)
Many official places have been rickrolled:
*The Church of Sciencetology protests in Feb 2008 were helped in many cities by massive real life rick rolls in New York, Washington D.C., London, St. Louios, Detroit, and Seattle protestors shouted "Never gonna give you up!"
*During March 2008 4 EWu womens Basketball games were Rick Roll'd before the games while Rick Astley Impersonators dance and lip synced to the song.
*During a New York Mets In April '08, against much opposition from it being used as the 8th inning sing-along as voted online (Never gonna Give You Up received more than 5 million votes)n used a run-off poll listing 6 songs instead of the write-in box and they used Never Gonna Give You Up as the home opener and was met with boos.
And Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was rickroll'd back in 2008 (what crazy year)
There is alot of other weird Rick Rolls that you can read from the knowledge base know as Wikipedia ( /wiki/Rickroll.