The Morning GIF: Leekspin

This is Loituma Girl, the safe-for-work alternative to Meatspin. 


Lorraine Murphy


Published Mar 15, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:01 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.

You can’t keep a good shock site down.

Two days ago a distraught (or relieved?) Internet awoke to a world without Meatspin, one of the original sites whose entire purpose was the facilitation of linkdrop-trolling.

As the Daily Dot reported, “hapless victims would encounter an animated GIF of two men engaged in intercourse while one man’s penis revolves like a helicopter’s propeller. In the background, Dead or Alive’s hit ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’ added insult to injury.”

When the domain expired 48 hours ago, the world became a little safer for innocent Web surfers likely to obliviously click on shortened links and a significant degree less hospitable to obnoxious hilarity.

At least briefly. The site returned in all its feral glory on Wednesday morning.

Understandably, the original image of anal sex and a helicoptering penis is not quite suitable for the Daily Dot, at least not first thing in the morning. Instead, we’re celebrating with a ceremonial flourish of leeks!

This is Loituma Girl, the SFW answer to Meatspin, and she makes her home on an almost equally ancient site called Leekspin. She sings a cheerful scat section of Finnish polka, “Ievann Polka,” performed by the band Loituma.

So that’s the scat component right there.

The image was originally taken from an anime series called Bleach, where her character was named Orihime Inoue, and has proven so popular online that it has been credited with a resurgence of the band Loituma’s popularity.

Let us raise an appendage, be it animal or vegetable, and salute the return of this proud meme.

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*First Published: Mar 15, 2012, 10:30 am CDT