by Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
Apparently a countdown to the European music awards has begun, and whereas I’m sure the show will be swell (hosted by Katy Perry of “I Kissed a Girl” fame and featuring a performance by Kanye West), that news isn’t exactly geeky enough for us here at [GAS]. However, this is:
As spotted by the folks at a Rick Astley fansite, the source for the MTV splash page contains a hidden message in binary:
The translation? “We’re no strangers to love / You know the rules, and so do I.”
The fansite says that they found the hidden lyrics “upon closer examination of the source” of the page, which (though I’m sure it didn’t happen this way) brings to mind some hardcore Rick Astley fan whose job it is to surf the Internet all day, searching every nook and cranny for mentions of the singer–which apparently includes checking out every webpage’s source code. For that kind of attention to detail, I salute you.
Of course, the geekiest part about the whole thing is that a lot of the comments to the fansite’s blog entry are in binary. I’m not fluent myself, so I had to use a translator to follow the conversation.