So, yesterday my roommate and I were searching wikipedia for a list of internet memes (don’t ask why, but it all started with Admiral Ackbar*). While browsing through the internet memes category, we discovered a meme new to both of us: Cakerolling. At first, I assumed this would be a variation on the famous Rickrolling, whereby another person is sent an obfuscated link to a youtube video of Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, but instead of Rick Astley presumably a Cakeroll would involve sending someone to a video of Cake.
Boy, was I wrong. Instead, the victim of a cakeroll is greeted by this hilarious (and not safe for work) video of an Icelandic television show remixed with Lil’ John:
I highly recommend the video, it’s sort of amazing. What’s more amazing, however, is that the wikipedia page was created on November 29th, only one day before my roommate and I stumbled upon it. Even better, the page was marked for deletion seven minutes later, for being an unsourced neologism.
So, here’s my request: let’s save Cakerolling. Why? Because I’m a fan of whimsy, and because I’ve been Rickrolled enough times to think it’s funny (including my favorite rickroll, when the Misanthropologist called me from a wedding where “Never Gonna Give You Up” was actually playing).
Here’s the plan: Let’s source Cakerolling, and thus save it. One possible source? Why, this blogpost of course! Beyond that, I recommend Cakerolling your (cool, not watching Youtube vids indiscriminately at work) friends. Because we can. And because it would make Borges proud.
Next post will cover another Borgesian event – that we have been in a recession for a year now, and yet have only been in a recession for a day.
* “It’s a trap!”