What’s Arabic for ‘save’?

 

If you’re wondering, it’s ‘hifz’ (حفظ).

Credits: maysoonah24 via GifCities and Internet Archive

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#30YearsofGIFs – 6

 

Your wish is my command!!… This animated GIF, which bears a strong resemblance to the Genie in hit 90s Disney movie Aladdin, was widespread on websites hosted by GeoCities. Sadly my research couldn’t find much of a back story on him.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 305

 

A flashing GIF written in Arabic from the Groupak game network, circa 2009.

GIF: groupaknet                                                                                                                                        DATE: 12/03/2009

Credits: Groupak

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 285

 

On Gifville, we’ve seen a Christmas and sports themed version of this GIF of a journalist in Iraq throwing his shoes at former US president George W. Bush. Now here is the real deal, as is.

See also VCG posts #282 and 283.

GIF: Bush_dodges_shoes                                                                                                                  DATE: 22/12/2008

Credits: Associated Press via Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 283

 

It’s Groundhog Day in Gifville and brave Iraqi reporter Muntadhar al-Zaidi is back hurling more objects at former US president George W. Bush. This time he tosses a volleyball.

Also see VCG post #282

GIF: gwbvolleyball                                                                                                                              DATE: 20/12/2008

Credits: CBS via Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 282

 

A Xmas festive edition GIF based on an infamous incident that occurred in Baghdad on the 14th December, 2008. Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at then-United States President George W. Bush, a grave insult in the Arab world. Bush was attending a press conference with Iraqi government officials at the time. Al-Zaidi was recorded as castigating the president of the US as a war criminal. The former president dodged the flight of both shoes, which narrowly missed then Iraqi PM, Nouri al-Maliki who was in attendance. The scene, caught on international TV, became a rich source of inspiration for many memes in the days after.

GIF: santa                                                                                                                                           DATE: 20/12/2008

Credit: CBS via Ratedesi Forums