Let's Get Weird In This GIF Party!

You've made it through the holiday madness. Well, almost — just a few more days left to secretly gorge yourself on leftover egg casserole. So let's shake things up a little bit. Let's get weird in this GIF party. » 12/26/14 7:00am 12/26/14 7:00am

xkcd Animates The Philae Comet Landing—And It's Adorable

Today, we celebrated a monumental achievement in human history: For the first time, we landed an object on a comet. And xkcd creator Randall Munroe celebrated by creating this cartoon flipbook starting three hours before Philae's separation from Rosetta and ending with the landing. » 11/12/14 7:40pm 11/12/14 7:40pm

This Party Is The Greatest Collection Of GIFs Ever Assembled

The streamers have been hung, the routers have been set up, and the files have been saved all to bring you this: The greatest GIF Party ever thrown. » 10/03/14 7:20am 10/03/14 7:20am

This Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Mesmerizing

Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings. » 9/11/14 1:23pm 9/11/14 1:23pm

Be Mesmerized by This Gif of Comics Characters Morphing Into Each Other

This is great, and you can stare at it forever trying to find a pattern. Sometimes there is one, and then something comes along to disrupt it. » 8/12/14 11:09pm 8/12/14 11:09pm

Bart Is Kaneda In The Perfect Akira/Simpsons Couch Gag

Sadly, this isn't from an official Simpsons title sequence, because now we really want to watch an animated Bart bike through Neo-Springfield. » 6/24/14 4:00pm 6/24/14 4:00pm

We Could Watch This Graceful Dragon Animation For Hours

Todd Lockwood's animated dragon would surely eat us, because we'd be too busy watching the perfect ripple of its wings to fight it. » 6/17/14 8:30am 6/17/14 8:30am

Come on in, GIFs! This is a party.

It's GIF Party Friday, people! Do you have news to share, things to talk about, or just TV moments to re-live? Then put them down in GIF form, because we made a reservation under GIF, party of you, and it all begins now. » 2/28/14 7:02am 2/28/14 7:02am

Behold the absolute mind-bogglery of a knuckleball in flight

MLB pitcher R.A. Dickey* slings an erratic knuckleball pitch, posing a challenge for batter and catcher alike. The ball has been colorized to highlight its almost total lack of spin, which usually serves to stabilize the ball's trajectory. » 1/04/14 1:00pm 1/04/14 1:00pm

Watch the eleven Doctors run in this mesmerizing animation

Artist Javi Castro took the words of Clara Oswald, "Run clever boy… and remember," and, uh, ran with it. The result is mesmerizing. » 11/17/13 11:00am 11/17/13 11:00am

Somebody help – we can't stop watching these trippy animated gifs

From digital artist Zach Dougherty comes a fantastic assortment strange, surreal, and dreamlike animated gifs that are guaranteed to make you stop and stare. » 10/15/13 1:20pm 10/15/13 1:20pm

What does a heart's sine function look like?

In high school, you probably learned that trigonometric functions – like sine, cosine and tangent –can be derived, geometrically, from a circle (hence why trig functions are also known as "circular" functions). But what happens if you use a square to derive these functions, instead? Or a triangle? Or a heart? » 6/10/13 7:20am 6/10/13 7:20am

Game of Thrones fan art that makes us want to slap King Joffrey

On the last episode of Game of Thrones, King Joffrey was his usual charming self, prompting Tyrion to make a particularly violent threat against his nephew. Remember the good old days when Tyrion would just slug Joff? Let's live out our violence-against-Joffrey fantasies through fan art. » 6/02/13 7:00am 6/02/13 7:00am

8-Bit GIFs of iconic scifi and fantasy films are infinite loops of…

Via artist and designer Andy Helms comes a damn excellent series of 8-Bit GIFs depicting scenes from SciFi and fantasy classics, along with countless other films. Check out more, including tons of other artwork, over on his blog. » 3/20/13 2:20pm 3/20/13 2:20pm

"Head Like an Orange" is Like IWDRM for nature GIFs, and it is amazing

For the uninitiated: If We Don't, Remember Me — aka IWDRM — is a tumblr dedicated to artfully crafted GIFs (called "cinemagraphs," if you're a pedant) of iconic movie scenes. Head Like an Orange is basically the same thing, only it features GIFs of wilderness and nature. » 2/21/13 1:00pm 2/21/13 1:00pm

The Space Jump, Recreated by a Cat

This gif of the infamous internet cat jump mashed together with Felix Baumgartner's space jump is why the internet was created. We dare you to top it. Seriously, just try and top it, in the comments below. » 10/15/12 11:46am 10/15/12 11:46am