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The .Gif Friday Post No. 446 – Fishing in Heels, 4AM at the Acid Mart & Trippy Flip

Friday, 5 August 2016

Fishing In Heels

Late Night At Krogers

FlipChange

[Found here, here and here.]

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The .Gif Friday Post No.380 – If Dogs Were Cats and Cats Were Dogs & Sky Swing

Friday, 6 March 2015

If Dogs Were Cats
Here's Your Tuna
Sky Swing

[Found here, here and here.]

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.

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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.]

The .gif Friday Post 67: Vulcans Then and Now

Friday, 13 February 2009

spockbrow_nonamedufus-090208

eyebrows_gif-anime-090209

eyeballchange_gif-anime-090209

[Very nice collection of tasteful .gif animations here.]

TGIF: The .GIF Friday Post 39 – Dead Cow Walking

Friday, 18 July 2008

18 JULY BONUS: The Girl Who Never Closes Her Mouth

[Both images from here.]

TGIF: The .gif Friday Post No. 38

Friday, 11 July 2008

I snagged this emerging cicada .gif from FinPeng months ago. I met the cicadas again while I was out of town.  They haven’t changed.  I love ’em.  The ones I saw were black with little red beady eyes, and their wings were black, not green like this one’s.  Maybe they darken up later.

The cicada is the insect with the longest known lifespan; 17 years is the record, with all but a few days of it’s life spent underground as grubs.  Then they emerge from the ground, crawl up something convenient, and shed their shells.  Then they just screw around for a coupla weeks and make a lot of noise.  They don’t eat during this mating frenzy.  Then the females lay eggs in the trees, and die undignified deaths along with their mates.  The eggs hatch and the larva drop to the ground in shame where they burrow in for another 17 years.

TGIF: The .gif Friday Post 34 – Awesome

Friday, 30 May 2008

Awesome and overwhelming. Here’s a VERY small sampler of what’s to come if you click on this overwhelming awesome Japanese .gif site. And I know that you know exactly what it means, as I do as well. Keep your heads down and watch.


Translated from the Japanese via WorldLingo Website translator, we get this gem of oddness:

“You who take the direction of the project where it chases after unique characteristic obstinately and loses sight of original purpose and that way had become the discontinuation.”

Since I don’t “take the direction of the project, etc.,” it’s gotta be one of you guys, so CUT IT OUT.


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