The holy and the unholy – love in strange places

 

Five days ago, US president Donald Trump met with Pope Francis. While they spent much time discussing things like climate change, it seems that the Donald wanted to smooth things over with the leader of the world’s Catholics, after labelling the pope ‘disgraceful’ when the religious leader criticised Trump’s determination to ‘build the wall’. Francis was not amused by Donald’s touchy-feely gesture. So I guess it’s not just Melania then.

Credits: Giphy via Funny GIFs and Facebook

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

Iranian presidential elections 2017

 

A promotional GIF banner from the Tasnim News Agency of Iran, showcasing their coverage of that nation’s presidential elections next week. The GIF features the Iranian national flag fluttering in the wind, and a ticker tape featuring the agency’s URL. I stumbled across this work of art while collecting articles for tweeting in one of my roles as a social media manager.

Credit: Tasnim News Agency

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 242

 

A glib reference to a notorious incident involving R&B singer R Kelly in 2002, where he was the subject of a tape. In the controversial tape, he was shown sleeping with and urinating on an underage female. Whether the video was true or not, R Kelly has become a bad vibe in the music industry due to the many allegations of rape and other sexual crimes against him.

GIF: r kellys urine                                                                                                                      DATE: 06/11/2008

Credit: Ratedesi Forums