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The Wire Getting Serious About the GIF Game, Thanks to a Robot

The Wire predated Tumblr’s surge in popularity by a year or two, so it sort of missed out on complete obsessive GIF coverage. (Google “Orange Is the New Black gifs” for comparison; that show’s been out for a month.) There is one really great, thorough Tumblr about HBO’s iconic drama, but this new one is taking things to another level — a level where a bot auto-creates one arbitrary Wire GIF per hour. Gawker astutely calls the combo of randomness and proliferation a perfect parody of internet fandom but also, maybe, its ultimate expression.” See a few of the GIFs after the jump.

The Wire Getting Serious About the GIF Game