Monday again. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. TV’s Space Ghost, how should we deal?
Just throw coffee on my face and I’ll try to absorb it, thanks. Here’s some links I think you should check out:
1: THE GIF IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE GIF!
Okay, so maybe my alternate headline for that story is misleading, but the sentiment stands. Long a source of pronunciatory controversy (a scenario I’m calling a pronunciaversy
), the GIF is a cumbersome - and old - medium. In technology years, 27 is a veritable relic. So what is the future of moving images on the Internet? Is it something like what the New York Times has done with 'living video' sources like the ones seen here
? Is it cinemagraphs like those seen on this NPR piece about North Dakota’s oil boom
? Or is it the new(ish) HTML 5-based technology called the GFY? The definitive answer right now seems to be up in the air, but what is clear is that the pronunciation of GIF is ‘jiff.’
2: A Father Plays Call Of Duty With His Son, Watched By Thousands
Because the internet
, a kid and his dad now have 120,000+ subscribers on the streaming service Twitch, broadcasting their Call of Duty tag team efforts. Please go outside every once in a while, guys.
3: Fred Armisen’s Fake Bands (And Their Real Songs)
As the former intern for All Songs Considered
, I totally get where the All Things Considered
staff is coming from with loads and loads of mail every day. In this age of digital streams, we still somehow managed to get hundreds
of CDs every week. Glad to see they didn’t throw away music from comedian and Portlandian
Fred Armisen. Cacao.BONUS!
See if you can pick out which is my anonymous vocal confession on Morning Edition
. If you do, I’ll give you some of these killer chocolate-covered espresso beans I’ve got at my desk this morning.