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

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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 – 255

 

A GIF celebrating former US president Barack Obama’s arrival at the White House in 2009. Someone managed to cleverly attach Obama’s face to the body of Will Smith in the opening credits of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Possibly those not happy with America’s current choice of president might look at this GIF a tad nostalgically.

GIF: fresh-prince-of-washington                                                                                        DATE: 27/11/2008

Credits: NBC via Trouble and Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 149

 

Then fresh out of the box US President Barack Obama entertains the crowd with a delightful bit of shoulder dusting.

GIF: barack obama dusting shoulders                                                                DATE: 17/05/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

The animated state of US politics

 

A Giffy commentary on the rivalry of the two American presidential frontrunners, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Who else reading this thinks that Donald should have been the duck. Donald Duck, after all.

Credits: Animated GIFs via reasonpolice, Giphy, The best Gifs and Facebook