The Morning GIF: Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange

One image has been released so far, but this Tumblr user GIF'd it up for everyone.

 

Lorraine Murphy

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Published Jan 23, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:00 am 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.

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We’re not sure how you feel about indiscreet albino ferrets, but it’s clear how Tumblr feels: very feely indeed! The image of English actor Benedict Cumberbatch playing Julian Assange in the biopic The Fifth Estate has ricocheted around the Tumblrsphere like … well, like an overcaffeinated albino ferret around a crowded London flat. The only reason it hasn’t gone as viral as Norwalk is that it is, sadly, static.

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Jackie at enerJax has fixed all of that, rendering the angular and elfin Assangebatch into glorious GIF form, with a sparkling Louis Vuittonian background. Why, he’s positively Legolian in his windswept beauty.

It has racked up almost 900 notes in 15 hours, and once the rest of the U.S. Cumberbitches/Cumberbunnies/Assangeistas awaken, who knows how much that number will jump.

Game on!

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GIF via enerJax/Tumblr

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*First Published: Jan 23, 2013, 9:38 am CST