The Morning GIF: Game of pants

Stop! It's Hammer time.


Lorraine Murphy


Published Jun 6, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:11 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.

Tomboyish noble Arya Stark and Maisie Williams, the British teen actress who plays her in the breakout hit Game of Thrones, have been everywhere recently: escaping death, learning swordplay, exacting vengeance, taking the Cinnamon Challenge.

And now, Hammer dancing.

Hammer pants are a notoriously tricky garment to pull off, making most wearers look like stumpy, balloon-thighed disco gnomes from a previous century. Here, however, brazenly flashing her pants’ Hammer-ness, Williams shows that, with the right attitude, any garment—even jersey Hammer pants—can be rendered cool. It’s the insouciant petticoat wave toward the end that really makes this GIF and the look.

Journalist Brian Van uploaded the GIF to Tumblr, where it has received a scant five notes.

In related news, the 14-year-old Williams already dances better than you. Please note that you cannot, in fact, touch this (at least until she’s 18).

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*First Published: Jun 6, 2012, 8:45 am CDT