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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dial Up The The Rick Astley Virus!

This is pretty hot—the Daily Mail reports some 21-year-old Australian student claims to have created the very first iPhone virus, wherein users who've installed applications not approved by Apple suddenly get their wallpaper changed to a pic of Rick Astley. The virus then spreads once another person with an iPhone is called from the "infected" one.

As with Rick Rolling, I'm failing to see how this is a bad thing? In fact, the only thing that would make it classier is if the ringtones were all changed to "Take Me To Your Heart":

See? Fun! It's when all this Rick nonsense starts involving songs like that dodgy cover of "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" that folks ought to start getting worried.

And don't even get me started on Rick's Hold Me In Your Arms album track "Dial My Number." Hey, wait a minute...!

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  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    a rick astley virus? Is this going to be worse than the one where i had to use the blue ointment?

  • At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Loved the Rick Astley revival with RickRolling. "Never gonna give you up" just might be my all-time favorite pop song.

  • At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dial My # comes from his first CD. But this is scary, even though this one is pretty benign, there will be some bad ones in the future.

  • At 9:38 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Anonymous, "Dial My Number" is from Hold Me In Your Arms. But glad I have a Blackberry!

    Pranav, and that's why you're a class act.

    Paul, no, battery acid should take care of it. Minor stuff.


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