/r/retiredgif

Photograph via snooOG

Some gifs are just born with a lack of oxygen.

When a gif has fulfilled its most relevant possible purpose, it is retired here.


RULES:

BREAKING THESE IS GROUNDS FOR DELETION. IF YOU SEE A POST BREAKING A RULE, PLEASE REPORT IT.

  1. All posts must link directly to a comment containing an animated gif.
  2. All links must include the necessary context by adding "?context=x" to the url where x = number of parent comments to include. Here's a handy guide. When in doubt, include more context!
  3. The gif must be a response to an external setup, i.e. the retirer cannot provide the full context for the gif him/herself.
  4. The gif must not have been created or modified specifically for the given context.
  5. All post titles must include the username of the retirer and a ONE WORD (or one name) description of the gif (e.g. '/u/Schroedingers_gif retires a gif of Zach Galifianakis'). Do not spoil the full contents of the gif!
  6. The gif must be more than merely relevant; that is, the gif must contain more than one relevant element (person, action, object, facial expression, metaphor, etc.).

GUIDELINES:

WHAT IS A RETIRED GIF?

A gif is retired when it is posted as a comment in the most appropriate context conceivable. A gif retirement is a celebration of the challenge of conjuring a gif when the perfect context for that gif presents itself. It is not a place for just any gif that makes you laugh.

Retirement will always be somewhat subjective. As such, only posts that clearly break the rules will be removed. The rest will be left to the votes. For good examples of what the subreddit is intended for, look for posts tagged with our Seal of Approval.


WHAT ISN'T A RETIRED GIF?

These types of posts are discouraged, but will not be removed as they are either highly subjective or difficult to prove:

  • A gif that shares previous ties to the parent comment, i.e. the setup and gif share a source, or the parent comment is in reference to the gif
  • A gif that needs extra text to establish relevance.
  • A gif that is only relevant because of a very common theme.
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u/Messi263 retires Michael Scott No gif

13 Comments
2024/06/15
19:54 UTC

16

/u/VegeTAble556 retires a Jurassic Park gif

4 Comments
2024/05/30
20:45 UTC

39

/u/Malaniz1 retires The Orville corner piece GIF

2 Comments
2024/05/26
20:40 UTC

23

/u/Locke_and_Load retires gif of Dwight Shrute wearing a wig

0 Comments
2024/05/10
14:12 UTC

55

/u/damnNamesAreTaken retires a gif explaining how a worm died

0 Comments
2024/05/08
15:04 UTC

23

A double retirement! u/jimmy9800 u/fargmania retire two gifs of Rob Reiner in the same thread

4 Comments
2024/04/02
00:35 UTC

54

/u/Pewpewkitty retires the classic WTF gif

1 Comment
2024/03/20
16:31 UTC

26

Shields777 retires a gif of a hippopotamus. (In context: "Dependapotamus")

2 Comments
2024/01/11
15:54 UTC

9

/u/DolandTrumph retires a gif of Gordon Ramsay

1 Comment
2023/12/30
04:56 UTC

24

/u/bloobeari retires bugs bunny gif

1 Comment
2023/11/20
08:41 UTC

36

/u/dj1066 retires a gif of Phillip J Fry.

1 Comment
2023/11/06
20:09 UTC

20

u/RubieRose5 retires a gif of an unusual tent

2 Comments
2023/08/13
22:48 UTC

45

/u/safereddddditer175 retires a gif of Ron Swanson eating a banana

1 Comment
2023/08/08
16:30 UTC

33

/u/MrPaulBlart Retires Gif of Cartoon Burgers

2 Comments
2023/08/04
11:10 UTC

59

/u/TacosDeLuca retires a gif of a man having a different reaction than women

3 Comments
2023/07/29
16:17 UTC

55

u/Restlesscomposure retires Seinfeld trash chocolate gif

1 Comment
2023/05/16
04:24 UTC

36

u/angry-dragonfly retires a GIF of spilled oil

1 Comment
2023/05/15
18:47 UTC

36

u/onlysurvivalism retires a gif of staring lizards

5 Comments
2023/05/03
16:53 UTC

40

u/sooperballz retires a gif of Aaron Judge.

5 Comments
2023/04/27
03:36 UTC

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