Apparently this is what the Lone Signal Project, which is firing images and other bits and pieces into space, thinks is the best way of saying "hello" to ET -- a frankly absurd GIF. It's not even funny, not that the aliens are going to know that anyway. What on Earth were they thinking?
Honestly, I just don't get it. It's a man sticking his finger in his ear. Great.
It was chosen by a German conceptual artist, who claims that "choosing the most beautiful GIF would be so boring", as if this gem isn't. If this doesn't get us annihilated by aliens, I don't know what will. [io9]