Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 353

 

A male superb bird of paradise puts on a cute and colourfully contrasting mating display for a female that has caught his eye. However she’s not as enthused by his enthusiasm and swiftly vacates the dancefloor… sorry forest floor. And you thought ‘lads’ in clubs were desperate haha!

GIF: cheerful derpy bird                                                                                                                  DATE: 01/05/2010

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

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Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 351

 

What your cat gets up to when you’re at work. The first VCG post for our 2010 part of the Classic GIFs collection.

GIF: dance_cat                                                                                                                                            DATE: 24/01/2010

Credits: KuvatON.com via Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 346

 

Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle those shoulders.

GIF: thc2_4                                                                                                                                          DATE: 28/09/2009

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 328

 

If you’re a regular in Gifville, and you’re feeling a bit of deja vu seeing this GIF of a man stacking it on a treadmill, don’t fret. We featured a very similar GIF last year on the postMore treadmill disasters“.

I nearly suffered a similar mishap myself only a couple of weeks ago while at a gym in Ilford. No I wasn’t dancing on it, promise. It was caused by the distraction visited upon me by a falling hand towel. Seriously. Stop laughing.

GIF: treadmill poser                                                                                                                 DATE: 19/06/2009

Credits: Animated GIFs via Ratedesi Forums

#30YearsofGIFs – 1

 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the invention of the GIF, we’ll be introducing you to some of the first GIFs to go mainstream. Up first is the ‘Dancing Baby’. This GIF first appeared in 1996 and was based on CGI models from a 3D animation software called ‘Character Studio’. It was web developer John Woodell who first crafted this GIF, where the baby does the cha-cha-cha dance. It spread like wildfire (or baby vomit), and the child even made a special appearance as a recurring dream in the 1990s comedy series Ally McBeal. The antics of this little mite formed a significant marker of both Nineties popular culture and the peak of GIFs’ own popularity in the early days of the net.

Know more about the history of the GIF at this link: https://www.historyofthegif.com/#/timeline/0

Credits: Character Studio, John Woodell, Vijay Shah, Blingee, Wikipedia

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 319

 

Dances with (chicken) wings.

GIF: Chicken                                                                                                                                         DATE: 21/04/2009

Credits: Ratedesi Forums