This is the Pathetic Excuse For a GIF We're Beaming to Aliens

By Sam Gibbs on at

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]