Our Lady of Perpetual Depression

I see what you did there

If you haven’t seen this yet, Jezebel has collected a comprehensive gallery of animated gifs, and when I scrolled through that page yesterday Jon had to ask me to stop, please leave the room and compose myself. I was crying, you guys. My favorites:

Do not want (emphatic)

Internet reading expression

We’re listening


But then in the comments someone left this one, and that’s when the tears really started to shoot straight out of my eyes. I’m calling it Childhood Epitomized:

Also, see this piece on Slate called The glorious GIF renaissance. (via Kottke)

  • Brookelyn Bridge

    2010/10/21 at 10:03 am

    Is cookie monster still prohibited from eating cookies like he used to? I think these are the dreams he has every night now!

  • jon

    2010/10/21 at 10:09 am

    I’m the only one in this office who seems to care about something called “professionalism”.

  • Tobie

    2010/10/21 at 10:34 am

    LOL at Jon’s comment.

    Ooh ooh, also check out: http://senorgif.com/ , and http://juliasegal.tumblr.com/ for more “late-breaking” gifs. And also the comments on http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/ seem to always have gif’s which crack me up. Ok I’m done, whew.

    All of those make me laugh, like, every single day. (And dooce of course 😉 ).

  • Tobie

    2010/10/21 at 10:54 am

    Ok wait actually the Slate piece references “Senor Gif” so sorry for the double post/reference, if you will. I just think they are hilarious 😀 .

  • Tobie

    2010/10/21 at 11:05 am

    Double-post ugh this happens every time I try to comment on here SRY

  • saucy bitch

    2010/10/21 at 11:33 am

    My favorite was the very first one. The one titled AAHHH. Hahahaha!

    Sometimes, I wish I was smart enough to come up with shit like that. But I thank Google that even though I’m not smart enough, someone else out there is. And that’s all that really matters. 🙂

    ETA: Jon, I can’t even count the amount of times where I’ve had to walk away from my computer because I’m making noises that surely make my coworkers think I’m giving birth to a small alien as I try to stop myself from laughing at something I’m reading on the internet (thanks, likely, to something Heather or Allie over at Hyperbole and a Half has posted, usually). You need more martinis at work, or something. I bet Tyrant can mix up a mean one, if you ask. 😉

  • breastzilla

    2010/10/21 at 11:47 am

    Can. Not. Stop. Laughing. “Do not want (emphatic)” is by far my favorite. Want to keep watching it over and over. Maybe because it reminds me of my sister.

  • dwneylonsr

    2010/10/21 at 12:39 pm

    If you’re interested that clip of Cookie Monster was from an episode of “Cake Boss”. 🙂

  • tokenblogger

    2010/10/21 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, no! Those aren’t annoying at all.

  • tallnoe

    2010/10/21 at 1:34 pm

    I want to use each and every one of those today. I have made myself a challenge. I’m gonna do it.


  • slappyintheface

    2010/10/21 at 1:52 pm

    The one with MC checking to make sure that she doesn’t have boob BO is hilarious !!!

  • SweetAdeline

    2010/10/21 at 4:23 pm

    That’s the same face I made when I found out they had stocked the kitchen with Cinnamon Toast Crunch yesterday.

  • yay4tay

    2010/10/21 at 5:38 pm

    This has nothing to do with the post at hand – I needed to tell you (if you haven’t already been told a million times, which I’m sure you have) that your most recent photo, of Chuck with the tampon, looks like a fucking PREGNANCY TEST in the thumbnail!

    I nearly had a heart attack, really.

  • Amanda Brumfield

    2010/10/21 at 9:30 pm

    I couldn’t stop watching the one where Steve Carell is miming “I. Will Kill You.” Genius.

  • biggestlittle

    2010/10/21 at 9:47 pm

    I feel like you need to see this:


  • GlassofWin

    2010/10/21 at 10:38 pm

    I don’t care…I love the Snooki Bomb 😀

  • misscapatosta

    2010/10/22 at 9:52 am

    I wish they had an “Oh No He Di n’t” or a (var.) being “Oh No You Di n’t” gif.

    My fav was “This Oughta Be Good” (var.) I would like to start incorporating this gif in my Monday morning facebook status. Because naturally, I am THAT pumped on Monday mornings.


  • Figtron

    2010/10/22 at 12:17 pm

    Oh. My. Damn. That is some of the funniest shit I have seen in a long, long minute.

    I particularly love the one of Mariah Carey sniffing her cleavage….

    Thank you Heather, for consistently being ‘unprofessional’…you rock.

    Jon, you are such a fuddy duddy.

  • angenaline

    2010/10/22 at 4:05 pm

    Wow, my online world is colliding. I laughed so hard at that post, but missed that comment. Thanks!

  • Amber

    2010/10/22 at 9:53 pm

    Cookie Monster got me. I mean, I was SNORTING.

  • Benny

    2010/10/23 at 4:51 am

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