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Posted on Saturday, January 19th, 2013


I'm so happy I could just shit because I only had to work a half-day today. Of course, a "work day" for me is 16 hours long, which means my half-day is the same as most people's full-day, so I guess I should be as excited as I think I am...

Dancing Bad MonkeyDancing Lil' Dave

I miss animated GIFs. They seem to be a dying art in the age of YouTube videos. If you're reading this in a feedreader, then odds are that it dropped support for displaying animated GIFs because nobody cares any more. I can only guess web browsers will eventually follow suite.

I was thinking of that this morning when I found a box of VHS tapes filled with awesome television shows that cannot be found on DVD. The VCR I had been saving to play them wouldn't even turn on, so I guess that's the end of that since the alternatives are pretty terrible. Kind of makes me nervous to try turning on my LaserDisc player.

I remember when records gave way to 8-track which, in turn, gave away to cassette tapes. Those, of course, gave way to CDs. Now all music is digital, so I guess it's only natural that video catch up.

The shame of it all being all those terrific television shows and movies that get left behind.

Like animated GIFs in the wind.

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  1. Poppy says:

    Thankfully for you, tumblr is 95% animated GIFs so Safari and Google Reader are still showing them! 🙂

    Your workday is stupidly long.

  2. Sarah says:

    Lil Dave and Bad Monkey gif! That’s my new favorite.

  3. nicole says:

    I use Google Reader and saw the animated gif just fine. 🙂

  4. Pretty much ditto what Poppy said.

    Why the heck do you work so many hours a day?

  5. Phil says:

    Are you paid an hourly rate? I’d hate to think you’re just salaried with all the extra hours you put in.

  6. Animated GIFs are dead? Have you SEEN any of the porn blogs on Tumblr? If anything they’re making a comeback.

  7. Lora says:

    Google reader shows animated GIFs! Woo-hoo!

  8. Catherine says:

    Yup,here too, Google Reader had ’em dancing around on both laptop & phone. 🙂

  9. bo says:

    The still-working VCR of the animate-GIF is Tumblr. They have a curated tag for it. Enjoy!

  10. Fluffycat says:

    I got rid of my VCR when I moved because it didn’t connect to my TV… I still saved my VHS tapes tho, keep thinking of buying some kind of VCR that will connect.

    And I was able to see the happy dancing GIFs on Google Reader as well!

  11. Nate says:

    PBS explored the world of the art of animated GIFs in their OpenBook series. There’s some other stuff out there on the proliferation and advancement of the animated GIF as an art form. 🙂

  12. Surely someone you know has an old VCR gathering dust that you could borrow/have/use to digitise things..?

  13. martymankins says:

    Look on most Tumblr pages and you will find animated GIFs all over the place.

    BTW, Photoshop CS6 is a breeze to create an animated GIF from a video.

  14. Phil says:

    Are you paid an hourly rate? I’d hate to think you’re just salaried with all the extra hours you put in.

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