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With White House on Tumblr Promising GIFs, Here’s Some to Kick It Off Right

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The White House announced earlier this week that is joining the hip microblogging service Tumblr, noting in its announcement on Twitter that “there will be GIFs.”

That means “graphics interchange format,” which means a cool way to show — among other things — cool animations.

Of course, there are already a ton of them out there for President Barack Obama and also family, many of which are, well, a little enhanced (which is to say, made up).

In any case, here are some of my favorite GIFs, courtesy of Gifbin:

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funny gifs


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work