We can’t skip Monday, but we can give you a moonwalking pony

This pony can moonwalk. Your argument is invalid.


Monica Riese

Internet Culture

Published Mar 4, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 10:54 pm CDT

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.

Having a rough start to your week? Wish you could rewind and start Monday over again later? Sorry, we can’t help you with that, but here’s a moonwalking pony.

You might’ve noticed we’re pretty big fans of Michael Jackson’s signature move—partially because it’s awesome, but also because it makes a consistently awesome GIF. If you want to make your own, now you can, thanks to an ad campaign by Three.co.uk called The Pony Mixer. Pick a theme (punk, hip-hop, boy band, Bollywood, etc.—editor’s pick: “The Final Countdown”), crank up the groupies, trick out the lighting, and see your pony go.

From there, you can turn your pony’s music video into a GIF with our simple how-to guide—like Tumblr user Soundtrack for Lovers did with this one, to the tune of 51,257 notes—and all of a sudden it doesn’t feel so much like Monday after all. You’re welcome.

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2013, 11:19 am CST