T.GIF, 2014 GIF Tourney

by Paddy Johnson and Matthew Leifheit on March 21, 2014 · 7 comments GIF of the Day


Readers disappointed in the small number of online voting opportunities on GIFs can rejoice. T.GIF, the 2014 GIF Tourney has launched. I’ve already cast my votes for the day, so I’m done, but I’ll be back tomorrow to make sure my candidates win. I’ve got a few favorites, and this piece above by Sara Ludy is surely a standout. First round ends today, so now’s the time to make your vote count.


tom moody March 23, 2014 at 7:06 am

While ArtFCity supports the neoliberal model of GIFs as mano-a-mano, “fuck your buddy” capitalist competition, complete with a ladder of winners and losers and hokey flames in the background, tommoody.us, a kinder, gentler website, announces “Operation GIF Rescue,” where the “losers” of these dogfights will be given deserving homes: http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2014/03/23/announcing-operation-gif-rescue/

Paddy Johnson March 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

I support “Operation GIF rescue”. I see the tourney as a way to get people engaged and have some fun, and pulling good gifs off the site and talking about them critically helps that cause.

tom moody March 23, 2014 at 10:32 am

Please note that the name and post title has been changed to GIF Rescue Service: http://www.tommoody.us/archives/2014/03/23/announcing-gif-rescue-service/
Competition is not fun but rescue warms the hearts of millions.

Paddy Johnson March 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I’ve taken the comment out of moderation, but it seems be registered as a “guest” and I don’t know how to change that. No idea why disqus decided to moderate it in the first place. Weird.

biggest fan March 24, 2014 at 8:18 am

isnt that ‘sara’ ludy

Paddy Johnson March 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Yup. Fixed. Thanks!

tom moody March 27, 2014 at 7:36 am

As of March 27, five GIFs have been rescued from this ill-considered competition and given loving homes. If my comment announcing the GIF Rescue Service could be taken out of moderation it would be much appreciated (it probably happened when I edited to change the URL). –Tom

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