Shoutout to the animated GIF. The lowest budget image format on the internet, when a still image doesn’t say enough but a video says too much. These joints still exist solely because the world has an unquenchable thirst for short loops of cats doing “cute” shit, people getting hurt, slow motion asses jiggling, Birdman rubbing his hands together, and out of context clips from movies. Respect the game. If dudes that made Tumblr ever win a Grammy, they ‘re gonna thank God, their moms, and animated GIFs in that order. If I ever win a Grammy, I’m dropping this GIF and walking out.
This two minute documentary traces the history of the animated GIF from conception, to the dark days of the early 00′s, to it’s recent resurgence as artform/bandwith devourer. Luckily the documentary is very short, because if you use a lot of GIFs you probably don’t have the attention span for anything much longer than 2 minutes.- raythedestroyer