When viewed in the evolution of online time-wasting, the GIF is the step that time forgot -- the Neanderthal stuck between the Australopithecus of a picture, and the Erectus of a video. Giving proper due to these looping fossils, gif.ly
Two co-founders of Boulder web engineering firm Quick Left started this stupefying repository in order to celebrate "the last hold out of the 'old school' internet", which suggests either that their choice of a new-school Libyan domain was ironic, or that upon sign-up they received a fabulous Gaddafi hat absolutely free. Lest you suspect gif.ly's nothing but irresistible cats, here's evidence to the contrary
*Sesame Street's Bert chillingly staring while Ernie giggles off camera *Homer eating endless donuts in Hell *Homoerotic Dance Party! *Patrick Stewart tommy-gunning the fat kid from Goonies *Tyra Banks shooting lasers out of her eyes and mouth, and into your soul *Polar bear charging zoo patron it mistakes for a seal *MMA fighter Alistair Overeem singlehandedly killing chivalry by slamming his leg into a tiny girl's kicking shield *Prince giving you a come-hither that'll make you purple rain in your pant
At least during beta, gif.ly's also accepting user submissions, but not emissions, because they know what kind of Man you are.