8 Yale GIFs You Need to Be Using Right Now

The dawn of a GIFvolution.

Earlier this month, students in Brad Rosen’s “Law, Technology & Culture” lecture enjoyed a day in Reddit’s proverbial sun when their paean to songstress Sarah Bareilles went moderately viral. Their YouTube video is best understood as testament to a larger truth: Yalies, by and large, are good at the Internet.

Proof abounds. We have RumpChat and Overheard at Yale. We’ve got multiple student-made Bluebooking apps, and one of Sam Tsui’s most recent YouTube videos has 11 million views, which is seven million more than the most popular video of the Israeli national anthem and ten million more than the official Spyglass Entertainment trailer for “The Love Guru.”

Alas, a huge and evident gap threatens to undermine our virtual credibility: GIF-making. Although Yalies are happy to pilfer moving images from the BuzzFeed post du jour, we generally seem less eager to make GIFs of our own.

Are we just incompetent, or is this a failure of nerve? Making GIFs is easy and fun (here are two guides): an excellent way to procrastinate, express yourself and increase your employability in a turbulent job market.

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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of YaleCampus

 

Really, what are you waiting for, Yale? I want to see you be brave. I want original GIFs, Yale GIFs — GIFs we can call our own. Here’s a few I made to get you started.

 

 

 

1. A GIF for when you’re just really, really apathetic. 
 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of YaleCampus
 



2. A GIF to convey the coming of winter

 

 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of YaleCampus


3. A GIF for when you’re just done with the haters. 
 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of GNC Global News Channel
 


4. A GIF to express how you feel about that guy in section. 
 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of YaleCampus
 



5. A GIF for when you’re a winner. 
 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of Edward Krajewski
 



6. A GIF for when you’re just not having it. 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of Vita Bella



7. A GIF for when you just want to dance.
 
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Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of lauratunbridge
 


8. And a GIF for when you just need to dance. 
saloveygif
Marissa Medansky // Original video courtesy of Yale College Council

 

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