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The Morning GIF: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

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Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

It’s flashback time! Travel back with us back 45 years to the Beatles’ legendary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band—specifically this frame from the animated music video for “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” It’s an excerpt from the Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Nothing like a little alleged degeneracy to start your day off right.

Long rumoured to be inspired by LSD and not (as John Lennon claimed) wee Julian Lennon’s innocent painting of schoolmate Lucy O’Donnell, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds is a visual extravaganza that almost renders hallucinogenics superfluous. If this is what two seconds of the film looks like, imagine treating yourself to two hours of the like.

The GIFcomes from this “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” set on the Tumblr La Suerte es el Pretexto de los Fracasados and has 4332 notes so far. Not recommended for consumption with anything stronger than decaf.