His site, aptly called GIF Hell (may be NSFW), launched over the weekend, just in time to capture the VMA moments that instantly went viral and were immortalized as infinitely-repeating GIFs: Miley Cyrus's performance, with special guest Miley Cyrus’s tongue. Lady Gaga's seashell bikini. Anything featuring One Direction.
GIF Hell features a list of current popular GIFs, based on the number of times each has been tweeted. It also has an all-time leaderboard, which will be a lot more interesting when the site is more than 2 days old. In that short time, though, GIF Hell has already indexed more than 100,000 GIFs (though many are duplicates).
To give a flavor the moments that caught fire at the VMAs (and elsewhere), here are 10 trending GIFs that appeared on GIF Hell Monday morning:
2) A meeting of the K-pop minds
G-Dragon bowing to Exo accounts for several of the top slots on GIF Hell.
3) Ed Sheeran looking super thrilled to be at the VMAs
4) Styles struggles to unhook a fish
5) Sylvester the Cat needs coffee and cigarettes on a Monday morning too
6) Brittany of Glee flashes an unnerving smile
8) Horan and Styles politely applaud Cyrus's performance
9) Knowing when to close your laptop
This is a reaction GIF that bore captions such as "when my ex messages me on Facebook."
10) David Tennant shaking his fist at John Barrowman