On this day- 46 years ago
2 months ago
Because bald guys get called "Curly"
Fortunately, the emotional cause-and-effect seemed to be a one-way street: depressed individuals exerted no negative influence on their healthy friends.
However, there is an evident paradox here, in which the individuals most likely to benefit from the cheering impact of time spent with healthy companions are also the most likely to self-segregate, thereby denying themselves an opportunity for exposure to those with more positive outlooks.
The message, then, is not only that the depressed should seek happiness in the glow of others, but also that healthy friends should do their part to uplift their struggling loved ones, even if doing so simply entails spending more time with them.
In any case, it's encouraging to learn that contagion can be a force for good, as long as it's joy that's being spread.
Asked if there were lessons, Sadler had one for all who find themselves in the face of a choice.
"Do something," he said. "Hiding, or sitting back, is not going to accomplish anything. And the gunman would've been successful if my friend Spencer had not gotten up. So I just want that lesson to be learned going forward, in times of, like, terror like that, please do something. Don't just stand by and watch."
after millions upon millions of views, how much money has the rickrolling prank raked in for its star?
Well, as of 2010, he has received the princely sum of... $12.
This is because Astley didn't write the song, so he only receives a performer's share of the sound recording copyright.
Astley doesn't seem to have any hard feelings about rickrolling.
"Listen, I just think it's bizarre and funny. My main consideration is that my daughter doesn't get embarrassed about it."
And despite the prevalence of the meme, he has no plans to remix or re-release the song to cash in on the phenomenon.
"I don't really know whether I want to be doing that," he said. "I'm not being an ageist, but it's almost a young person's thing, that. I think the artist themselves trying to remix it is almost a bit sad. No, I'm too old for that."