Beware the context-sensitive menu

I was moving around a bunch of music files over the weekend, and at some point I evidently hit the key combination for “Enqueue in Winamp.” Not a problem in and of itself, except for the little segments of memory that are chewed up as each file gets positioned in Winamp’s play queue.

I still don’t know what I hit, though, that caused this to jump to the top of the list and start playing.

Yes, children, alas, it is true: I have actually Rickrolled myself. Please note that it took me the better part of half a week to admit to it. (I told Trini, but then I tell her everything, and by “everything” I mean “just this side of TMI.”)


  1. fillyjonk »

    4 March 2009 · 10:09 am

    hee, it’s an auto-Rickroll.

    You’re sure it’s not an Easter Egg some clever programmer installed? Or does your version of Winamp predate the Rickroll phenom?

  2. Tatyana »

    4 March 2009 · 10:23 am

    Did you notice how the beginning of the accompaniment is exactly like “Material girl”?

  3. McGehee »

    4 March 2009 · 10:58 am

    Of all the earworms I’ve ever had, that song has never, to my recollection, been among them.

    Until I began hearing about the Rickroll phenomenon.

    Say, has anyone heard whether the RIAA has come up with a way to charge royalties for earworm play? I’d hate to suddenly find I owe Mr. Astley money.

  4. CGHill »

    4 March 2009 · 11:39 am

    This particular Winamp install predates the Rickroll by at least a year and a half; I’m pretty sure I inflicted this on myself.

  5. CGHill »

    4 March 2009 · 11:40 am

    You want something that sounds “Material Girl”-esque? Try Melissa Manchester’s “You Should Hear How She Talks About You,” which is almost too close for comfort.

  6. fillyjonk »

    4 March 2009 · 12:05 pm

    McGehee – I’m sure they’re working on it.

    But personally, I’d rather owe Mr. Astley (who at least seems to have a sense of humor) money than some other artists.

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