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05.21.14 Andy Cush

The internet-centric Webby awards named Banksy “Person of the Year” recently, and the anonymous street artist released the video above this week in lieu of an acceptance speech. The clip shows behind the scenes footage of his Better Out Than In residency and feels a little self-congratulatory — until you get to the kicker at the end. […]

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05.22.13 Andy Cush

At the Webby Awards last night, Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF, used his lifetime achievement award acceptance speech to inform the public that his most famous invention is “pronounced JIF, not GIF.” He did so using a GIF, naturally. Wilhite is wrong. GIFs are GIFs, not JIFs, because “Graphics Interchange Format” starts with a hard […]

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06.09.09 Bucky Turco

There were no viral-inducing anal stunts at the 13th annual Webby Awards, but it spawned at least one worthy outcome: a 5-word acceptance speech format that put Twitter’s 140 character limit to shame. Despite the short span of time, winners like the Victoria’s Secret models still managed to sound as smart as handballs. Other quips […]

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