Reppin' with the ACARR
By Mark Abraham | 29 June 2008
[What follows is a the official release of the Artists’ Coalition Against Rick-Rolling (ACARR), annotated with the member’s comments to the press after signing this historic document.]
The Artists’ Coalition Against Rick-Rolling (ACARR), petition signed by:
- Rick Derringer (Vice President)
Well, y’know, Al kicked me to the curb years ago. I’m not gonna let the Internet do the same thing.
- Rick Springfield (President)
No, I mean—it’s just tiring, y’know, having to correct people everywhere I go. It’s like, “Oh! You’re that roll guy thing, right?” And I keep having to be, “No. I’m the one who did ‘Jesse’s Girl’.” And then, each and every time, their face just loses all expression, and all I get is, “oh.”
- Rick Wakeman (Treasurer)
I used to be the most popular “Rick” on YouTube, dammit. Plus, I mean, Yes was finally gaining some modicum of popularity with the kids. Try searching for “Rick music” now.
…what? Oh yeah…I’ve got a new promotion. If you purchase Close to the Edge, I’ll come to your house and play a keyboard solo for you right there. Fuck Youtube!
- Rick Rubin (Member)
I was…misinformed as to what this was actually about, and also as to who Rick Springfield was.
- Rick Ross (Secretary)
From Jay-Z to Astley, Ricky Ross knows when and how to hitch his wagon.
- Handsome Rick Manitoba (Member)
Are we off the record? Okay. I just…like, for reals? I just smell the money. And come on: nobody remembers what my actual name is anyway.
- Rick Wright (Member)
I dunno. I was just at home and the phone rang and I thought it was maybe Gilmore calling but it was just Wakeman, and Wakeman said something about Springfield calling us all up—
…yeah, by “us” I mean us Ricks, but yeah, anyway: Springfield is apparently jealous of Astley and, let’s face it—I have nothing better to do.
- Ric Flair (Member)
- Rick Solomon (Just…happened by)
What do you mean, “who are you again?”
- Rick Santorum (Member)
I am against this because I am against everything. Especially fun.