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I want a digital picture frame that can display animated gifs for.this.exact.reason.
posted by edman at 10:50 AM on January 5, 2012 [9 favorites]


awesome ..
posted by k5.user at 10:50 AM on January 5, 2012


Those are so cool. I'd love to see more. Kubrick had the perfect style for these.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:53 AM on January 5, 2012


Wonderful! There's a tumblr called If We Don't, Remember Me (previously on the blue) full of these.

Man, it always weirds me out that Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio.
posted by griphus at 10:55 AM on January 5, 2012 [8 favorites]


Also a blog of nothing but animated GIFs of Kubrick stares (WARNING: TV Tropes) would be the best HINT HINT
posted by griphus at 10:56 AM on January 5, 2012


Yeah, pretty sure those are all lifted straight from IWDRM.
posted by fartron at 10:56 AM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why is he Alex DeWrongaspectratio?
posted by shakespeherian at 10:57 AM on January 5, 2012


Yeah, pretty sure those are all lifted straight from IWDRM.

I just realized that the "Gustaf Mantel" link goes to IWDRM. So, hey, at least it's attributed!

Unfortunately, I think that makes this a double.
posted by griphus at 11:01 AM on January 5, 2012


I love this use of animated gifs. It beats the sparkleponies and dancing spidermen that infected our netscapes between 1996 and 2008. It evokes those magical Harry Potter photos, and makes me want to take animated gif family portraits.

By the way, Google+ is animated gif friendly. Facebook, notsomuch.
posted by jabberjaw at 11:02 AM on January 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


That first one is amazing. The eyebrow raise is a killer.
posted by absalom at 11:02 AM on January 5, 2012


2001 needs more HAL blinking and space stewardess walking up the circular wall
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:03 AM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


You might like this appears to be in general full of gold...

Pretty sure those Lego haunted houses use glue though - FOUL!
posted by Artw at 11:04 AM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


griphus: "Man, it always weirds me out that Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio."

That's because it didn't actually happen. Det. Goren just got in a time machine, traveled back to 1987, and participated in an elaborate underground sting operation to catch the Movie Set Serial Killer.
posted by Apropos of Something at 11:05 AM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Love this, at the bottom:

You might also like: A Dog Dressed as a Lobster.
posted by gurple at 11:05 AM on January 5, 2012


Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

DOINK DOINK!
posted by Artw at 11:06 AM on January 5, 2012


Stanley Kubrick animated gifs are the flying toasters of 2012.
posted by punkfloyd at 11:09 AM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Private.
posted by bondcliff at 11:12 AM on January 5, 2012


Yeah, that's a major malfunction.
posted by Artw at 11:14 AM on January 5, 2012


Man, it always weirds me out that Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

Dude, it always completely weirds me out that Animal Mother is Jayne. (And My Bodyguard, but that's maybe a geek too far.)
posted by The Bellman at 11:15 AM on January 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wait, no Slim Pickens riding the bomb? Serious oversight.
posted by InfidelZombie at 11:15 AM on January 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


What scene is the shot of the two girls in The Shining from? I don't remember that room at all (but admittedly, I have not seen the film all the way through more than half a dozen times and not too recently at that.)
posted by usonian at 11:15 AM on January 5, 2012


Wait, no Slim Pickens riding the bomb?

Flawless looping is one of the hallmarks of IWDRM's gifs. I don't think you could pull that off with that scene.
posted by griphus at 11:16 AM on January 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Also, this is why really need the [blink] tag.
posted by The Bellman at 11:17 AM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Are there no digital photo frames that can display animated gifs? I'd love one.
posted by mr.marx at 11:18 AM on January 5, 2012


A bit of a derail, but how did the current animated .gif thing start?* I remember the "under construction" and other horrific animated .gifs from the early days of the 'net, but then they went away and now all of a sudden they're back with a vengeance. I love them, but I'm hard pressed to think of a technology that went away for so long and then came back in a much better way.

*I suspect the answer has something to do with 4chan.
posted by bondcliff at 11:22 AM on January 5, 2012


People decided 500k was an okay file size.
posted by Artw at 11:27 AM on January 5, 2012 [10 favorites]


A bit of a derail, but how did the current animated .gif thing start?* I remember the "under construction" and other horrific animated .gifs from the early days of the 'net, but then they went away and now all of a sudden they're back with a vengeance. I love them, but I'm hard pressed to think of a technology that went away for so long and then came back in a much better way.

Animated gifs never disappeared, except from Metafilter. (Take a look at any pre-2006 thread. A lot of them still work!)

Most (nearly all) other message boards have images fully enabled, as always. Animated gifs have been a staple of such sites all along.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:40 AM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Most (nearly all) other message boards have images fully enabled, as always. Animated gifs have been a staple of such sites all along.

Hmmm. That makes perfect sense. Metafilter, along with one other forum (that until recently did not allow images) are really the only forums I've ever frequented. If something hasn't happened here I've probably been unaware of it.

What else am I missing out on? Did Mr. Roper ever find out Jack wasn't gay?
posted by bondcliff at 11:49 AM on January 5, 2012


what's the scene with the cats about from A clockwork orange? I don't remember that....
posted by lalochezia at 11:55 AM on January 5, 2012


from my files:
This, this, this, this
posted by growabrain at 12:04 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Man, it always weirds me out that Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

He never made it out of boot camp, how was he a Sgt. ?
posted by Bonzai at 12:17 PM on January 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seriously, fuck you, Charles Manson.
posted by The Bellman at 12:21 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Technically these are cinemagraphs.
posted by kirkaracha at 12:25 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Made me check to find out what happened to the kid from The Shining. Danny Lloyd. Made one more film after that and said he didn't want to act. I wish I knew what he WAS doing. He's the redrum kid- there's something to that in the land of pop culture, I suppose.
posted by PuppyCat at 12:43 PM on January 5, 2012


Man, it always weirds me out that Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio.

So weird! I just figured that out yesterday when I looked him up. I have some kind of weird secret fat-actor crush on him.
posted by PuppyCat at 12:44 PM on January 5, 2012


what's the scene with the cats about from A clockwork orange? I don't remember that....

That's the lady Alex kills with a big ceramic phallus wot gets him arrested.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:49 PM on January 5, 2012


Those are some of the best gifs I've ever seen. Fucking beautiful and so telling; a single moment encapsulated in just a few frames - speaks to the greatness of Kubrick.
posted by pyrex at 1:20 PM on January 5, 2012




Not Kubrick but pure unadulterated nightmare fuel
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:57 PM on January 5, 2012


"Man, it always weirds me out that Sgt. Pyle is played by Vincent D'Onofrio."

Private Pyle, these guys are still in boot camp.

Vincent D'Onofrio is the greatest, not just because he's the exact same age as me (June 30 1959)
posted by e1c at 2:27 PM on January 5, 2012


Brilliant. I literally spent hours today scouring the googles for awesome gifs and coming up only with 90s unicorns. This is a gift!!!
posted by prefpara at 2:31 PM on January 5, 2012


So, GIFs, then. A new form of art or recycled junk? Or both? Discuss.
posted by pyrex at 3:23 PM on January 5, 2012


In other inappropriate Law and Order news, Christopher Meloni is not only the tough yet sensitive Detective Stabler in SVU, but also a rather saucy desk clerk named Sven in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
posted by Existential Dread at 7:29 PM on January 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Anybody know these were created? I've tried making animated gifs before and the filesizes get big fast. Looks like there's some kind of palette compression and dithering here, but somehow whoever does ifwdrm keeps the background static to keep the filesize down. (and also give the image a nice uncanny effect too.)
posted by Wemmick at 10:40 PM on January 5, 2012


How to do it wrong
posted by Artw at 10:45 PM on January 5, 2012


fearfulsymmetry: "Not Kubrick but pure unadulterated nightmare fuel"

Why would I click that? Can anybody tell me? It's clearly labeled, and yet for some reason I still clicked it.
posted by This Guy at 9:28 AM on January 6, 2012


Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri.
posted by Artw at 9:38 AM on January 6, 2012


So, GIFs, then. A new form of art or recycled junk? Or both? Discuss.

They've been around for 25 years, so...
posted by Sys Rq at 4:16 PM on January 6, 2012


Time remapping ftw! Loops, a career.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 8:25 PM on January 6, 2012


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