Archive for the ‘GIF animations’ Category

The .Gif Friday Post No.235 – 3 Polaroid LOLS & The First .GIF

Friday, 29 June 2012

16 June was the 25th Birthday of GIFs, according to Fast Company. We missed it, but we’re going to make up for the oversight.

“Choosy programmers choose GIF,” quipped Steve Wilhite of CompuServe, after he created the GIF image compression file format in 1987. It allowed for sequenced upload delays necessary for embedded animations. There’s a nice history of the now ubiquitous .gif on Daily Dot.

Animations above via Cari Vander Yacht. Tip o’ the tarboosh to OddMan for the GIF Birthday link, and here’s the Tacky Raccoons GIF Archive that includes Bunk’s Originals.


UPDATE: In the interview with Daily Dot (linked above) Steve Wilhite said that he thought the first .GIF animation was of an airplane. This is one of the first that I ever captured, several computers ago:

Here it is, all blowed up, in 5 frames of pixellated glory:

Is this the first .gif animation Wilhite was referring to? I don’t know, but it’s a contender.

[Update 2: Fixed broken link to Daily Dot.]

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The .Gif Friday Post No.234 – How To Walk & Victorian Cheesecake

Friday, 22 June 2012


Top .gif is actually three .gifs (1-2-3-2-1), modified and animated from this image. Bottom two lenticulations were created from a couple of Victorian era stereoscopic photos that I lifted from here.

[Update: I found the link to the Victorian bimbo pics at Gimcrack. Sorry for the oversight, nursem.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.232 – Kraken Crackin’, Clappin’ & Flappin’

Friday, 8 June 2012

[Top and bottom found here and here. 2nd one was an experiment, animated from this.]

UPDATED 8 JUNE: TR & .Gif fan David sent this. It takes time to put these together, so I didn’t want it to go to waste. Besides, it’s creepy as hell and stacks nicely with the advert below it.

The .Gif Friday Post No.231 – Downtown Rain, Corner Store, Desert Bus

Friday, 1 June 2012

[Found here, here and here.]

P.S. “Desert Bus” references the most intentionally brutal computer game ever designed.

The .Gif Friday Post No.230 – Party Cats, Snow Spaz & Hovercat Attack

Friday, 25 May 2012

[Found here and here. H/T to Bunkarina for the hovercats, and to Oddman for Snow White who I messed with.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.229 – YoYo Squirrel, Weapons Testing & Mr. Stupid Pants

Friday, 18 May 2012

[Found here and here. The 2nd one (that I messed with) came from here.]

1,200,000 Visitors

Friday, 11 May 2012

A short while ago our 1,200,000th visitor showed up and quietly LOL’d to him/herself. Whoever/whatever it was came from somewhere here.

I’ve said it before (at least I think I did) that Tacky Raccoons has a pulse. The hits drop off on the weekends, yet they perk up again on Mondays, with Tuesdays and Wednesdays generating the most traffic. The good news is that the spike difference amounts to only about 3%, and I think that’s a good thing.

Rock on.

The .Gif Friday Post No.227 – Water Nymph, Fashion Ghost & REDЯUMp

Friday, 4 May 2012

[Found here, here and here.]

That REDЯUMp .gif belongs to jaw-dropper Christina Hendricks. We’re told she had a birthday yesterday, May 3rd.

[An aside: Today is the 42nd Anniversary of something that went down on May 4th 1970, and it's eerily similar to what's going down today. Pay attention.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.226 – Starry Night, Blue Wiggle Girl & Creepy Sharpie Man

Friday, 27 April 2012

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.225 – Hindu Holi, Woodpecker Win, Flapjack Scratch

Friday, 20 April 2012

[Found here, here and here.]


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