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Shared April 25, 2017

If this doesn't capture the magic of the web, nothing will!

Nour Eldin

Shared March 25, 2017

now that's amazing writing
turning some mundane GIF that everyone just passes by lightly into a magnificent piece of writing. ART

Abhilasha Anantharamakrishnan

Shared March 5, 2017

This is gold.

Mica Yambao

Shared January 6, 2017


Arnav Patel

Shared January 11, 2017

This is the funniest thing I've ever seen

Lance Rea

Shared February 23, 2017


Pablo Diaz

Shared December 23, 2017

So much detail. So much coordination.

Mike Martin

Shared March 26, 2017

I laughed so much at this!

James Park

Shared January 26, 2017


Lily Elmore

Shared December 24, 2016

Amazing gif analysis


Shared 6 days ago

this is awesome! lol i didnt read it just figured out the vid😄

Matthew Poon

Shared August 1, 2017


Drew Fajen

Shared December 30, 2016

I'm so happy that this entered my life.

Art M.M.

Shared February 10, 2017


Carl Schomburg, III

Shared February 14, 2017

Tis' a beautiful thing . . .


Shared February 17, 2017

Breaking down the best slapstick GIF we've ever seen
11 Август 2016 09:04
I'm going to cut the preamble here and get straight to the chase: what the hell is going on in this GIF? How did it all happen? Did a troupe of butterflies flap their wings really hard on the other side of the planet, and through the Super Chaos Theory cause this everyman's Cirque du Soleil? I don't even know where this comes from (I saw it on Twitter), or who filmed it, but I want to know what is going on. I need to know. Let's Zapruder this GIF.

First, let's count the players: five in total, four humans and one dog. Going in a clockwise motion from the guy in the center of the shot below, we have: a) The Faller, b) The Spiller, c) The Hitter, d) Dog, and e) The Stander.

Now, I know what you're thinking: did I choose this unnatural order just so I could make "d" stand for dog? And the answer is yes, absolutely, stop wasting my time with these silly questions.

First thing is figuring out what's going on, and the answer is: a whole lot of chilling. We've got C, The Hitter, who looks like he's having a bit of a snack, sitting on the curb, and looking at the plaintive knee-pawing of D, Dog. The Faller and The Stander are both in the background, sharing a bench (for now), with the Stander also taking an interest in Dog (major plot point here).

The Spiller enters from the doorway, and for reason unclear to us he's carrying a pan of water. Is it hot? Is it cold? Was he planning on dumping it on someone in the first place? Some mysteries are just not meant to be understood: they're kōans, questions that plant doubt in our mind, and lead us to enlightenment.

Anyway, at some point, the attractive forces of Wanting To Pet The Nice Doggy overcome our own Gavrilo Princip, better known as E, The Stander. He gets up to say hey to Dog, and in doing so, unbalances the bench he was sharing with The Faller:

The Faller tips over the bench and heads straight to the floor. People who only glance at the GIF might assume that it's him that knocks over the pan of water, but a closer look shows it's actually the end of the bench that does the business. Even in its most exuberant moments, humanity is not the master of its own destiny.

As the bench clatters into the pan, The Spiller fulfills his title and spills the water all over The Hitter. Three bits of important side action to note here though: first is Dog, who barks at the water like any sensible doggie would; second is The Stander, who tries to shuffle his knee out the way of the water; and third is The Faller, who's made a desperate attempt for stability and pulled down The Spiller's shorts.

This last point raises an interesting question, as, in a bid to keep his shorts up, The Spiller seemingly abandons his grip on the pan. Could he have kept hold of it if The Faller hadn't pantsed him? Or was he destined to spill this water, over and over, in every alternate Universe and every timeline? (Yes.)

For every action, a reaction. After Princip shot Franz Ferdinand, we had the first World War, and after The Spiller spills his water, we have our own act of senseless aggression. The Hitter — who might have been named The Eater in a better life — retaliates, and clocks The Spiller round the head. Such is the nature of humanity. Violence begets violence, and we are all beasts at heart.


With that final act, the cosmic ballet is complete. All involved have fulfilled their destiny, and are (we hope) friends once more. And if there's one lesson to be learned from this GIF, it is: always look before petting dogs. The harmony of the Universe depends upon it.

Be well informed. Read The Verge.

Victor Medina

Shared March 16, 2017

Comedy gold

Katja Kroonenberg

Shared March 20, 2017

Super funny article!

jen w

Shared May 16, 2017

ohmygoodness, this was so funny to read I had to pause a few times to wipe the tears from my eyes! 😂

frank mattox

Shared June 17, 2017

This must be The Three Stooges kids

Tony Lee

Shared June 26, 2017

Looks like somebody pooed their pants

solomon meltzer

Shared August 2, 2017


August 11,

Roger Cragg

Shared November 6, 2017


Bowman McLaughlin

Shared November 12, 2017


Rose Pendleton

Shared November 21, 2017

Lol omg best

Laurie Stracke

Shared November 23, 2017

I had never seen a GIF broken down. Great job!

Michael Baccam

Shared December 2, 2017

this is one of the finer investigate pieces I've read all year

Brian Black

Shared December 9, 2017

Not even close to funniest category ....B B

Bao Jun Luah

Shared 4 days ago

ok can

Stacy Drndarski

Shared June 20, 2017

So funny!! Great writing!!

Stacy Drndarski

Shared June 20, 2017


Vince Sheena

Shared June 17, 2017

everyone need to read this 😂

Bruno Melo

Shared June 25, 2017

Yep, it's got to be the best