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Jul282011

White House 'Rickrolls' Twitter User over Briefing

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- During the White House briefing on Wednesday, David Wiggs of Franklin, Tennessee, known on Twitter as @wiggsd, tweeted: “This WH correspondence (sic) briefing isn't nearly as entertaining as yesterday's. #TCOT #WHchat”

Oddly enough, the White House responded: “@wiggsd Sorry to hear that. Fiscal policy is important, but can be dry sometimes. Here's something more fun: tinyurl.com/y8ufsnp #WHChat.”

The link is to a video of Rick Astley singing his worldwide number one hit from 1987, “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

This is known in the Internet world as “Rickrolling” someone -- a prank in which you send someone a link they think will be of someone else and instead it’s the Rick Astley video.

Wiggs wrote back to the @WhiteHouse “Love it!” but later tweeted that the “@Drudge should have story ‘6 days from default, both sides scrambling...but Whitehouse rickrolling twitter user.’”

A headline at the Drudge report mentions “6 Days from Default, Both Sides Scrambling.”

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