Portal Kid

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“It’s an example of a work perfectly executed, everything is in its right place at the right time”

Well, until this moment all the GIFs I talked about were practical ones, GIFs you can use in your day-to-day life, that’s in fact, the utter purpose of this blog: giving you great GIFs to use so you can be the funniest, greatest guy in your favorite social network.

But let me talk this time about another kind of GIF, because not everything has to have a practic use, our lifes would be too grey like that, sometimes we need just enjoy the beautiful things that this world offers to us without asking “what is this for?”, in other words, we need to learn to enjoy the art just because is art.

So here we are, with this little piece of art. Probably inspired in the popular videogame “Portal” (or maybe not, I was just guessing) it’s an example of a work perfectly executed, everything is in its right place at the right time, it just flows looking absolutely natural. That’s the kind of GIF you watch again again along a couple of minutes, hypnotized by the amazing performance that is in front of you, trying to understand the magnificence your screen is showing. Delightful.

Utility: 0/5

Fun: 2/5

Awesomeness: 5/5

Absurdity: 2/5

Overall: An interdimensional ball

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“This gif is a slow burn”

Runners, Youtubers, Gymmers (probably this word doesn’t exist, but you get the concept, right?), and of course that friend that is always complaining/crying of his/her personal life… our social networks are full of annoying people who are ALL DAY posting their stupid achievements, asking you to watch their last video about whatever you don’t care, or telling their experiences at the gym. These are just examples, I’m sure you can think about a few more.

The truth is, my beloved friends, we absolutely don’t give a fuck at all of what most of the people we have in our social networks post/say, and it’s ok like that, “scroll” is a very healthy exercise, we just ignore the 90% of what we see, and nobody expects we do something different.

Except THOSE PEOPLE who INSIST in making you watch, sign, read, give your opinion of whatever they do. I consider those people at the same level of trolls: the most annoying people on the internet. The cure for that? sadly I’m afraid there is no cure yet, what I personaly recomend is unfriend/unfollow these contacts, and probably block them, but I know it’s not always easy to do that with certain relatives or close friends (whatever is the reason of why they are your friends).

What gif should you use in that case? well, there are plenty of them to use, unfortunately this kind of people are so common that internet is filled with gifs and memes to show how much you care about whatever those people tell you, so is kind of difficult choose just one (we will return to this “category” sooner or later, there are so many too good to be forgotten), but my first choice would probably be this one. Why? well, there are a few reasons:

1- I like beards, I don’t see myself without mine, and I like how in this gif the beard has a central role.

2- I don’t have any idea of where it came from (if you do, please tell me) but it really looks like is old. 60s? 70s? I don’t know, but it has the charm of the old stuff. I know, I know, the point 1 and 2 may sound like the typicall hipster shit, but this gif is so odd that it’s safe from being considered hipster.

3- It’s ironic. I always preffer the gifs that say “look all the fucks I give” rather than the ones that say “I don’t give a fuck”.

4- The movement of the camera: first getting close and then, when the purpose of the gif is revealed , goes away. It adds a dramatic effect on the gif that simply looks great.

5- And most important, what it really makes this gif awesome: the rhythm. This gif is a slow burn, it takes its time, time people are watching at their screen thinking”what the fuck is this shit?” and then boom! it explodes in your face. Brilliant.

Utility: 3/5

Fun: 3/5

Awesomeness: 5/5

Absurdity: 3/5

Overall: A bagel with bacon