Thursday, March 20, 2008

Bring Rick Astley To Your Front Door

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Singing telegrams are getting a totally rad 80s makeover.

New York-based singing telegram service Preppygrams is taking the Internet phenomenon of “Rick Rolling” – in which websites are spontaneously interrupted by red-haired crooner Rick Astley’s cheesy, 1987 video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” – to people’s front doors.

Preppygrams owner Kerry Prep was recently asked to Rick Roll an office by busting in on a meeting and singing Astley’s song to a group of unsuspecting office workers.

Despite having no knowledge of the Rick Rolling phenomenon, Prep gladly accepted the task and watched the 80s music video multiple times to perfect Astley’s signature arm-shaking dance moves.

He says, “I couldn’t sleep the night before. The song was stuck in my head. I don’t look at all like Rick Astley, but by the end, everyone in the office was singing along.”

Now that the footage of his live performance has hit, he’s offering singing “Rick Roll- Ograms” as a new service to anyone who wants to take the prank a step further.

Prep explains, “I’m going to get a better trenchcoat, maybe a red-haired wig. I’d love to do it again, and get a fleet of messengers to do it also.”

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