Browse enough message boards, or open enough e-mails, and odds are you’ve seen a few animated GIF images — tiny video clips full of endlessly-repeating hilarity, their sources long forgotten. Below, a few favorites (about 2MB each):
Fellow peeps, you are just one imperceptible hand movement away from the Holy Grail of canine cuteness. This one has it all: Five fluffy Maltese eating each others’ heads, random squeaking and whimpering, gratuitous roughhousing, awkward stacking, yawning and falling over, and if that wasn’t enough, one of them rolls in its own food! Now how much would you pay?
Christine, I think Squishy is using you to get a better view of the squirrels.
Unfortunately, they realized too late that Farmer Ted had duped them once again. In hindsight, his suggestion did seem odd; and playing Twister over an empty bowl proved to be very foolish, indeed.
Farmer Ted will pay, Julie D.
Oh, Winston. You know you’re a bit of a hero in these parts, but that’s only because we’re drawn to magnificently fluffy, ambivalent cats with questionable intelligence. Yes, studies suggest your brain is the size of that kernel you don’t know how to eat, as evidenced in this cob-bacle. So it pains us (delights us!) to do this to you, but this is how it’s properly done. Winston, meet Myack:
He’s a cobnobbing cat, Lillian O.
“I don’t know…What do you think?”
“It’s risky. But if I’ve done the calculations correctly, I think it will hold. I just wish it had a bit more length.”
“And what about the pigs?”
“You know them – it’s always hard to tell with their incessant wheet-wheet-wheeting, but I think they’re on board. But they want us to go first. You know, because of our ‘lucky feet’.”
“Typical. So we’re a go?”
The following morning Farmer Ted went out to his garden and discovered a veritable vegetable massacre. All that was left along the outside of the fence were six tiny trench coats, six tiny mustaches, and one leaf of kale. Farmer Ted thought back to the previous week and suspected that those ungrateful bunnies had actually followed through on their written threat:
We sicK of KAle. FEed us CaRROt oR wE usE kAle as PoLE vAUlt inTO VehgtIblE gARdEn. U hAve 7 Day.
RaBBits and Teh PiGs”
Build a higher fence, Julie D.
Don’t tell Ernie, but someone zapped his favorite tubbie toy (or our mascot) with the Giganto-Ray and sent it on a goodwill tour. Hatched by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, this 9.5m tall by 11m long rubber duck has been spotted in Europe, Japan, and Brazil. More photos here, and don’t miss the video below.