Eugene Cho

the power of rick astley

After a very busy weekend, I want to share a little comic relief.  Several months ago, I posted the famous video of Rick Astley and his hip dance moves.  But it appears that I have underestimated the power and influence of Rick Astley.  Check out this video.  I want to officially apologize to Rick and his fan club for being so quick to judge him, his music, and his dance moves…

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10 Responses

  1. Kacy says:

    Always loved Rick. You may bet a great many mothers will to if it keeps babies quiet

  2. Blake says:

    Haha. That’s hilarious. 😀

  3. kays31 says:

    ha ha ha, I love it! I love that song and I loved the video. Thanks for making me smile tonight. This was great.

  4. Essy says:

    what i wanna know is: how in the world did these parents figure out their baby is comforted by this music video?

  5. DunCAN says:

    wow… what can you suggest to stop a 5yo and 8yo fighting!

  6. Blake says:

    You couldn’t be more wrong, PE. Check it out… even Family Guy is Rick Rollin’!

  7. i heard on a radio show (jokingly of course) that african americans were just about to give Rick Astly a “black card” (as they did for singers like eminem and hall and oates) but took it back just for the “rick astley shuffle” that he does so offen in that video. having grown up…. and since i judge people solely on their talent… I must admit, I still like the guy.

  8. JB says:

    Wow, he doesn’t look like his voice sounds!

  9. ashley park says:

    i’ll try that on Austin and see….hehe

  10. Mrs.K. says:

    Poor baby – Daddy took her Rick away! That is pretty powerful….I’ll have to try it with my ridiculously moody little boy.

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There's such painful and poignant irony in pursuing justice...unjustly. One way we do this is when we reduce people into projects...and thus, propagating the dangerous power dynamic of US as heroes and THEM as helpless and exclusively as victims. So dangerous.

Human trafficking is not just an issue. It’s ultimately, about people. Depending on the sources of statistics, there are anywhere from 29-40 million people in some form of forced labor and slavery, including sex trafficking.

And one thing I’ve learned, personally, is how easy it is easy to reduce people into projects which is why mutuality, reciprocity, and dignity are so vital. These are critical because God never intended people to be reduced into projects.

We forget this and we indirectly foster a culture and system of victimization or worse, the pornification of the poor or in this case, "the trafficked." And when you start dehumanizing the poor or trafficked, you have no genuine desire to build relationships with them. You believe or build stereotypes in broad strokes, singular, black and white narratives that have been told about them. You believe the lie that they have nothing to teach us and are incapable of contributing to the larger society.

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