Deez Nuts

 

A joke that originated from the song “Deeez Nuuuts” on Dr. Dre’s original album “The Chronic”, released in 1992. Since then, the phrase has mutated into “deez nutz” and catching people with “deez nutz” has become America’s 3,157th favorite pastime, just behind underwater basket-weaving and just ahead of collecting Spongebob Squarepants paraphernalia. The game works as following: you ask someone a question, and if the response is “What?”, “Who?”, “Huh?” or anything starting starting with one of the 5 “W’s”, you’re free to get that person with “DEEEEEZ NUUUUUTZ!!!”. Works best when done loudly in quiet public places such as a lecture hall, church, or a line at the bank.

Credits: tenor via Hardik Sirvi, GIFs Community and Facebook, Urban Dictionary

The current political situation in Iraq and Syria

 

A French-language GIF based on an animation showing the various players in the political landscape of Iraq and Syria between 2014-15.

Credits: ISW and Thomas van Linge via GIFER

Gifville is 1 today – Part One

 

Today is the first anniversary of the founding of Gifville in a living room in Seven Kings, just outside London. I have been collecting GIFs for some years and have always appreciated these relatively simple, yet visually stunning computer graphics.

To celebrate my gallery of animated images and art being open for 365 days, I have produced some GIFs of my own to share. First up is our anniversary special, produced using popular GIF maker, Blingee. This creation was influenced by Japanese/Korean GIF art, especially ‘sowei’ and the Kawai’i animation tradition, probably one of Japan’s best design gifts to the world. This GIF also pays homage to my love of sweet treats and sunny side up eggs.

Credits: Vijay Shah with the help of Blingee

Wireless charging

 

According to Bidness Etc, a group of traders, analysts, editors, designers, coders, and data engineers, charging your phone without cables was going to be the big thing last year. While the prediction was a bit optimistic, the idea of not having to lug a charger around is a very enticing one. Today’s Giphy GIF was influenced by NASDAQ.

Credits: Bidness Etc. via Giphy