Happy 25th Birthday to the Downright Annoying Animated GIF

By Sam Gibbs on at

The humble GIF file was first brought kicking and screaming into the world by Compuserve way back in 1987. It didn't take long before it became the scourge of internet forums and comment sections alike. Yes there have been some hilarious ones over the years, but hell, most of them are just plain hideous flashing monstrosities.

If you can stand a bit of dubstep with a good dollop of nauseating flashing animations, check out the video above in celebration of the animated GIF -- favourite to cat fanciers everywhere. [YouTube via Kotaku]