On the 9th December, 2007, just when Facebook was really taking off, I joined. My life was pretty much wasted after that. Happy 10th Faceversary!!
Our second #30YearsofGIFs post introduces the ‘Dancing Banana’. This little yellow fellow was another Internet GIF pioneer. Appearing in the early 2000s, this fruit derived from a cult Flash video “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” made by Ryan Gancenia Etrata and Kevin Flynn (with the song “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” by The Buckwheat Boyz). Just like the Dancing Baby, the banana achieved celebrity status, appearing in a 2005 episode of Family Guy.
The Dancing Banana became so well-known that some forum owners set the word banana to show a dancing banana emoticon GIF.
Check out this fun article on GIF history by magazine ScoopWhoop, with its very own illustrative GIFs https://www.scoopwhoop.com/30yearsofgif/
This little fella’s name is Mugzy…full of unbridled love.
Today in London, the British weather has been doing what it’s best at doing. Continuously raining since at least three in the morning. I had to lug my big Dunlop brolly with me and my colleague slipped in the rain, getting injured in the hand by hers in the process.
Credit: Skype unofficial blog