Putting the GIF in TGIF

Fridays are always animated ’round these parts.

HEADS UP: Thenanigans will be taking a bit of a break so that we can move our offices. Or, uh, what passes for them. We’ll be back as soon as we can. Meanwhile, as a reminder, you can find us over here each and every Saturday. Look for us at the Weekend Dossier. Stop in and enjoy the view.

GIRAFFE LAUGH:

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THE REAL STORY: While congress wastes time on useless votes against “Obamacare”, creating fake controversies and serving their NRA overlords, the nation’s deficit has been shrinking. Quickly.

BITCH SLAPPED BY GOD: He was no amused.

SPEAKING OF FAKE CONTROVERSIES: The Benghazi story keeps offering up nuggets of truth that are inconvenient to the story line certain pachyderms want you to swallow.

WHAT. THE. HAMBURGERS?

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ONE MORE REASON WE HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES: They are not your friends. They are beholden to shareholders. They don’t care. Boooo. Of course, this is a broad hyperbole with gross over generalizations. But mostly, that is how we feel.

NOPE: Not uh. No. There is a reason we won’t be having any kids. Because from where we sit, the sense of entitlement which permeates each generation gets uglier and uglier. This will simply make things worse.

AND BOOM GOES THE 49th STATE: Alaska has 52 active volcanoes. Who knew?

HIGH TIDE/LOW TIDE:

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WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? This looks like an invitation for a Zombie apocalypse. Or something.

SPACE CONUNDRUM OF THE DAY: How do you repair a flat (or three) where no one can hear you scream?

TWO THINGS: The Bieb and an Ocean’s 11 worthy heist.

IT HAS BEGUN: This is going to make heads explode.

HOMER DOSES (and we relate):

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NOBODY GO IN THE POOL! Oh, too late.

BETTY WHITE: You just might be next. This is something.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: First they overdid the bacon thing. Now this.

LUCKIEST DUDE EVER: Cheating death in two parts.

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Matrix pusses at battle in the land of strange drugs.

GAS MASK SHENANIGANS:

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HOW NOT TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA: This right here is hil-ar-ious. 

THIS IS RELEVANT TO OUR INTERESTS: Number 13 has thenanigans written all over it.

PSSST: Our desire for clean, healthy food is causing problems. This is something.

DRAMATIC SKYLINE:

WELL DUH: It turns out that nobody like hipsters.

SIMMER DOWN NOW: Looks like the sun is having a fit. This could get interesting.

MOTOR CITY SADNESS: It’s really hard not to read all of this and not make the connections to the country at large.

ON THE BACKS OF THE STUDENTS: We have a pretty big problem with this. Priorities. Balance. Common sense. Bring it all back.

DO TELL:

CYNICAL ASSHATS: These guys are shameless. Also, liars.

THIS IS A GOOD THING: Thenanigans likes to spend time in a certain mountain town which has been devastated in the past by gold mining mishaps. This new approach to mining seems promising.

GRAMMAR NAZIS: There’s one inside us all. Even if we don’t realize it.

MATRIX PUSSES AT BATTLE:

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Ground Control to Major Tom.

WORDS…we’ve lost ours:

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From the photographer:

My eye caught a dark form lying on the river bottom. It took me a few moments to comprehend what I had stumbled upon. Lying peacefully in the shallow waters of the river, only a few meters from shore, was a full-grown cougar. The contrast between the serenity of the scene I was witnessing and what must have played out here in the cougar’s final moments made me shiver. It was the first shiver of many, as I stripped down and waded out into the icy water to get this shot.

ON SECOND THOUGHT, NEVERMIND: Apparently the woman who came up with the idea of Mother’s Day wasn’t especially fond of what happened to it.

DAYUM NATURE, YOU SCARY: Feelin’ Minnesota? Because, yikes.

LUMINOUS:

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WE SEE DUMB PEOPLE: The munchies edition. Then there’s this.

NICE DOC YOU GOT THERE GOVERNOR: So many jokes, so little time. Also, ick.

THE GREAT IRS CONTROVERSY: Perspective might be useful right about now. So we’ll start with this. And we’ll add this. Yes, this is an indefensible story about decisions made by a few employees there. But it’s not really worth the hullabaloo given recent history. So, let’s roll some heads and move on.

LIKE A BOSS:

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SERIOUSLY…why do people even fly if they have a somewhat decent alternative? Because at this point, it’s just bullshit. There, we said it.

GOT GRAMMAR SKILLZ? Willing to put them to the test?

MAPPING THE H8: This is both interesting and discouraging and sad and pathetic. Surprisingly, thenanigans little corner of ‘Murica is not a hot spot. So, hurray?

SUDDENLY NOT HUNGRY:

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DAYUM NATURE, YOU SCARY PART TWO: The Gods are about to go all Popocatepetl on Mexico. This is not a good thing.

PARTY! Well this is one way to spend an evening. Good times, good times.

WHAT. THE. HAMBURGERS? This is, uh, er, wow. Just wow. People, as a rule, can be pretty effed up.

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM:

International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been sending some pretty interesting and educational videos back to Earth. This is his fitting final performance. For us this began with trepidation and “oh no, what’s going on here” but by the end we were charmed.

The spiderhunter and the true colors of life.

THE TRUE COLORS OF LIFE:

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NO MORE BUTTS: One California woman comes up with a novel way to kick the habit.

BURN OF THE DAY: When you’ve lost the International Space Station due to reliability issuesyeah.

ENDANGERED ARCHITECTURE:

This is the fabulous Thorncrown Chapel in Arkansas. Unfortunately, this incredible building is threatened.

CYA OF THE DAY: Looks like the finger pointing is in high gear. 

FOR THE RECORD: Perspective on the current Benghazi circus taking place in Washington DC. Also, this.

INKY AWAITS YOUR REQUEST:

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SO THAT’S WHY…barns are red. Stardust, for the most part.

THE PURGATORY OF THE COLLEGE WAITING THIS: So this is happening. It’s hard for us to wrap our heads around the efforts being put forth to end up with a five or six figure debt level upon making one’s way in the world.

THIS IS RELEVANT TO OUR INTERESTS: Well this explains why we couldn’t find this in the free section at the iTunes book store. Also, this seems to be a big issue for a lot of the sites we take in on the interwebs.

DAYUM MOTHER NATURE: You is fabulous!

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A spiderhunter searches for lunch.

Putting the GIF in TGIF

Fridays are always animated ’round these parts.

ZIGGY PLAYED GUITAR:

SO THAT WHY THAT HAPPENS: Ever hoover an entire box of girl scout cookies before you knew what was up? Yeah, us either.

BAT SHIT CRAZY: This is what passes for leadership for the biggest bunch of bullies in ‘Murica.  We have no issue with guns or gun ownership. We do have issues with ignorant ass hats.

SAY IT AIN’T SO MICKEY: Is it us, or is Disney actually becoming the Evil Empire? Yes, we understand that the argument can be made that this actually happened years ago, but this right here is fairly shocking even for this particular behemoth. UPDATE: Well that was fast.

OH HELLS NO:

IT’S NOT SO MUCH THE MESSENGER: Wait, rewind. It is totally about the messenger. Closely followed by the message. So, yeah.

BOOKMARK WORTHY: The always interesting Discover Magazine has introduced a new blog called Body Horrors. The first installment is a post titled Microbial Misadventures and it’s all about anthrax and dirty hippies.

THE NEW NORMAL: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, one town is going wireless. They don’t really have a choice.

BEST. CHASE. EVER!

PRIORITIES: Deadspin takes a look at the highest paid state employees in America. This is something that has caught our attention in the past. But to see it in one handy infographic is fairly sobering. Sports Nation indeed.

WELL NO DUH: This will come as a surprise to who, exactly?

THIS IS PRETTY EFFED UP RIGHT HERE: What happens when we don’t have anything to pollinate our crops? We go hungry.

WHY SHOULD DOLPHINS HAVE ALL THE FUN?

It’s all fun and games until Wild Shamu gets a snack.

FACEBOOK FAIL FOLLIES: But will there be fallout?

CONSEQUENCES: The best Korea edition. This would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that these people are living in the world’s craphole.

FLORIDUH: Stay classy. We can only hope that this woman is shamed into oblivion but we get the feeling that she is beyond that kind of thing.

ALWAYS & FOREVER:

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WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? This should be a boon to Docs In A Box the world over. We don’t see this achieving much.

HE WHO LAUGHS LAST…President Carter gets his just deserts.

WANT: Totally and completely. Anyone care to subsidize this particular dream for us?

YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG:

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The door to hell and life in Gnaw Bone.

LUMINOUS ONE:

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BUT DON’T CALL IT CLIMATE CHANGE: The Arctic Ocean is trippin’ balls right about now. 

THEY’RE NOT EVEN TRYING ANYMORE: CNN has become an embarrassment. 

PROTECTION: Fellas – this might be the most important piece of undergarment you’ve ever purchased. Introducing Armored Nutshellz.

INDIANA:

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JESUS WOULD NOT APPROVE: This is right out of a movie. Or book. Or even the Bible, mayhap.

DON’T BE LIKE THIS GUY: Hoe. Lee. Shitballs.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG: From where we sit this seems more like a public tantrum than civil disobedience. This will only create unnecessary drama for law enforcement not to mention extra resources for the District. This helps nothing and only demonstrates the desire to stir up emotions.

SKILLZ:

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OH THAT’S NASTY: Pass the Kleenex. And call the neurologist.

YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG: This might have been hilarious if it wasn’t kind of sad. So, we guess we’ll call it amusing.

SPELL IT OUT: Some things really shouldn’t get included on your to do list. And if they have to be on there, then, you really need to think about that long and hard.

WE HEART THIS LADY: Bacon.

THE DOOR TO HELL:

There’s not enough Ernie in the world for this rubber duckie.

WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER  TUB:

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AMATEUR HOUR: Once upon a time there were research libraries and encyclopedias. Now there is crowd-sourced intelligence. With significant drawbacks.

SO LONG MARGE: We feel like we knew you. Oh wait…

SCIENCE! It would appear that the guys in the white coats have figured out a way to help us keep on keeping on even when we can’t breathe. This is something.

BOUNTIFUL:

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YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG: This guy is anything but bueno.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: This is why we have the internet. Thank you Al Gore.

THERE’S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE: And this guy has been taking their money for 30 years or so. So, congratulations?

YOU CAN TRAMP IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN FREE YOUR OWN BEHIND:

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PUNKED BY THE PINK: All that money people give to the Komen Foundation? It goes to their CEO and their staff. Only 17% goes to research for the cure. That’s nonsense.

THE CULTURE WARRIORS…have set their sites on adoption. Just so you know.

SCIENCE! You had us at vomit. This is actually pretty interesting.  Then there’s this.

WE’RE CONFLICTED ABOUT THIS:

Johnny Marr takes on “How Soon Is Now” all by himself. Huh.

Putting the GIF in TGIF!

DAFT AND DAPPER:

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THIS RIGHT HERE: Celebrated novelist Sherman Alexi has a few observations about Jason Collins and gay men in professional sports. This is brilliant.

FAP-TASTIC! Self-love and the arts. Yes, there is a fruitful connection. Also, good news everybody!

DAMMIT! We aren’t ready to be veggie-saurs. But this is one more thing that might tip the scales.

FRIDAY!

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EATING DISORDER OF THE DAY: We totally know people like this.

DEADBEATS: And politicians to boot. What. A. Shocker.

NINCOMPOOPS: We need less of them, especially on the interwebs. This is encouraging (once you wipe away the general unpleasantness of our fellow man).

IT’S ALL ABOUT SHAMU:

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Down under, it’s more about what’s not in a name. Apparently there are rules.

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Fox. Henhouse. This is just another disappointing decision from a guy who promised change. Not. So. Much.

TOOL: This guy represents a great deal of what’s wrong with the Media in America.

BAD-ASS SNAKE OF THE DAY:

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Ladies and gentlemen, the horned viper. Boss.

COOKING GADGET OF THE DAY: We can’t tell if this is the coolest thing ever or the dumbest.

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG: Nothing to see here, move along. **cough**

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED…Wait. Scratch that. Cop gets fired for the umpteenth time. Wait til you get a load of this jagweed.

MMM…WIENERS:

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Cats and balls.

HELLO GORGEOUS!

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THIS EXPLAINS THE WAR ON SCIENCE: Or the embrace of the stupid. Either way, it’s not a flattering portrait. Then there’s this. Sigh.

CIVILIZATIONS’ FAVORITE QUAFF: Beer, glorious beer.

EXPANDING THE US ECONOMY: There’s an app for that. Also, brains.

GENIUS:

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THANKS BUT NO THANKS: Congress decides it knows what’s best for the military. Or, at least their lobbyists. This is just one more reason Americans hate those nincompoops.

WAIT, WHAT? Uncle Sam pays down some debt. You probably haven’t heard about that what with all the noise about Benghazi or something.

H8 ON PARADE: Just don’t get all up in their grill about it. At least have the balls to stand up for your beliefs. Ugh.

TOTALLY BEEN THERE:

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BEDBUGS & BALLYHOO: Yelp expands its offerings. Now you can get reviews for the big house.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Russia and Japan decide to tie up some loose ends. Really loose ends.

WE’D TOTALLY DO THIS: Don’t judge.

CATS + BALLS = WIN:

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‘MURICA: This about says it all.

MEANWHILE: Beneath Manhattan…

IN THE REAL WORLD: This is called malfeasance. 

HORRIFIC: 

And, frankly, amazing. To see a 747 just fall out of the sky like that is sobering. Also, lives were lost, so we would add tragic to the list of adjectives which describes this footage.

Rainbow origins and the international incident surrounding pieces parts.

WHERE RAINBOWS COME FROM:

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT…of the abandoned truck in the trees.

NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU WORK TO STAY HEALTHY…Corporate America is working against you. With consequences. But hey, who needs regulation? That just hurts business.

WE SEE DUMB PEOPLE: This is NOT, we repeat, NOT an article in The Onion.

ILLUMINATED:

We are gobsmacked (oh yes, we went there) by the photographs of Martina Lindqvist. Her series A Thousand Little Suns is strikingly beautiful.

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? Heads up fellas – when it comes to your pipes, the ladies swoon for James Earl Jones. Don Knotts? Not so much.

THE TROUBLE WITH SYRIA: Why we really don’t want to be caught up in this business.

DARWIN AWARD WINNER OF THE DAY: By a hair.

SCIENCE!

REDNECK FISHING: The one that didn’t get away.

FACE-PALM OF THE DAY: Art, reminding people that they have pieces parts even if they don’t want to be reminded about their pieces parts. Good. Golly.

START ME UP: We missed it. Blast.

HOW TO OF THE DAY: Travel booking made easy. Ish.

THIS IS RELEVANT TO OUR INTERESTS:

We break these rules on a daily basis.

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