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[–]renable 553 points554 points  (45 children)

[–]DasnapSouthern Rail 326 points327 points  (31 children)

Any other frame of that GIF would have worked apart form the one they picked.

[–]994phij 164 points165 points  (24 children)

But who is 'they'? Did OP just pick the first frame for karma?

[–]Carusofilms100% cyan flair 110 points111 points  (14 children)

If you zoom into OP's picture, you can see that it's a picture of a screen. I don't know if that helps.

[–]Thrannn 61 points62 points  (7 children)

i think i can see OPs reflection in the screen... lets find him and cut his fingers off

[–]DankeyKang11Penisland.com 45 points46 points  (0 children)


[–]Lakonislate 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Yeah I see the reflection... Weird, he looks exactly like me.

[–]Thrannn 16 points17 points  (4 children)

hah i knew it. a criminal always return to the scene of a crime.

get him boys.

[–]YonkRaccoon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

a wave of police and police dogs

[–]Lakonislate 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Noooo! I'm European, I need my fingers to roll cigarettes!

[–]kerplow 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Looks like there's a dead pixel on the pinky

[–]SenatorConfer 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I can't unsee that.

[–]kerplow 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I mean I don't think that'll really disadvantage you for very long

[–]SenatorConfer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very true

[–]jtvjancyaal 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Maybe he made a photo of the thumbnail which doesn't animate and he thought that it was the full image.

[–]Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a Reddit app that wouldn't load gifs from certain websites, just display the first frame. It could be something like that.

[–]DasnapSouthern Rail 19 points20 points  (4 children)

It's a Reddit conspiracy.

[–]stbernardy 7 points8 points  (2 children)

[–]emperormax 4 points5 points  (1 child)


[–]julsmanbr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's a karma legend. It's not a story OP would tell you.

[–]Ethan819 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Either that, or someone saved the gif as another image format and OP later saw it, resulting in OP only seeing the first frame.

[–]janjansohn[S] 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Hey, I said somewhere else, I snuck a picture off of a twitter wall. Seems the site doesn't display its correctly or the lady who posted this on twitter didn't post it correctly. I still laughed. :D

[–]doesnthavearedditacc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean. As it's the first frame of the gif, it's possible somebody who is technically inept saved and used it as a image.

[–]Rape_Means_Yes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That liar. I bet he had his fingers crossed.

[–]AdeonWriter 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Don't know, a lot of them look more like fingers twisted instead of fingers crossed.

[–]DasnapSouthern Rail 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Closer than a finger-banging position.

[–]14th_Eagle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We've been framed!

[–]Farmerjoe19 29 points30 points  (8 children)

What are the odds it doesn't come from that gif?

[–]usbfridge 42 points43 points  (7 children)


[–]Farmerjoe19 18 points19 points  (5 children)


[–]Thatwhichiscaesars 9 points10 points  (4 children)

hey now farmerjoe, you asked for the odds, and that 8 is an even! you can't just take this aggression lying down!

[–]Farmerjoe19 7 points8 points  (2 children)

By Jove you're right! I've been had! This will not stand! I've rung the constable and we'll have /u/usbfridge by the collar! If it's the last thing I do I'll get Even!

[–]usbfridge 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And you wanna know the odds of you getting even?


[–]Farmerjoe19 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Like a knife in the back of the knife in my back!

[–]siredav 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Odds is plural! That 8 is a 5 plus a 3.

[–]HalloBruce 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Uh, it looks like instead of the fingers crossing like normal, they switch which knuckle they're attached to...

[–]bathroomstalin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The trick to printing out gifs is to use holographic paper

[–]bullsi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

every fuckn time, OP a bundle of sticks, get 'em boys..

[–]dendrodorant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what makes you think that?

[–]McPorkums 448 points449 points  (26 children)

Thumb and ring finger are crossed, duh!

[–]janjansohn[S] 203 points204 points  (8 children)

Hot damn, you're right!

[–]McPorkums 107 points108 points  (7 children)

Woo! I did a good!

[–]shawarma_law 55 points56 points  (6 children)


[–]BryanAKADJ 41 points42 points  (5 children)


[–]whereismytomorrow 30 points31 points  (4 children)


[–]I_Am_Fully_Charged 27 points28 points  (3 children)


[–]Thee_Nameless_One 6 points7 points  (2 children)


[–]20ejituri 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]14th_Eagle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The occult!

[–][deleted] 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Fucking bamboozled again

[–]TiggazWitCatitudes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe they mean it ironically and those are quotes.

[–]Mr-Zero-Fucks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From now on, I'm gonna cross fingers like this, to be honest it never worked the other way.

[–]LiquidNipples 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thumb is not a finger

[–]Anasthera 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]FCancel 55 points56 points  (3 children)

I think that's because it's the first frame of a gif.

And in the gif it crosses its fingers.

[–]janjansohn[S] 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Haha, yeah someone else posted the gif. Duh. Either the device was incapable of playing gifs or the poster lady didn't know how to post a gif.

[–]StefanodesLocomotivo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe she thought you could print out gifs, like in the Harry Potter newspapers

[–]latourist21 108 points109 points  (35 children)

I just imitated the gesture and realized I don't think I've ever held my hands this way before. Peace sign, finger gun, sure, but not this.

[–]ragator_stilwell 325 points326 points  (13 children)

You're a virgin, aren't you?

[–]latourist21 89 points90 points  (4 children)

Wicked burn, bro.

[–]stelthtaco 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Well realistically most people would never have made that hand before if so

[–]wakeruneatstudysleep 8 points9 points  (2 children)

We're all taking about fingering right?

[–]-politik- 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yes. My man above is saying that he's never fingered a chick before so the assumption is that he's a virgin.

[–]Ethan819 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My man!

[–]Thatwhichiscaesars 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Hey now, they could be a lady, in which case its fine because that's a terrible gesture for self-satisfying and it looks even worse for giving handjobs.

[–]vancoejt 8 points9 points  (2 children)

a woman on the internet? Get real

[–]Thatwhichiscaesars 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey now, there are plenty of women on the internet. I've seent them on the pornhubs

[–]dondomingogarcia 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Look at mr. "i finger bang prostitutes" ovah here!

[–]shinypretty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, c'mon, this ain't the Shocker.

[–]truce_m3 7 points8 points  (15 children)

I've seen people hold their fingers like this AS a peace sign.

[–]carlsan 16 points17 points  (14 children)

It's also the Cub Scouts hand sign.

[–]TheBeersteinBeers 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My scout leader tried to show me the ins and outs of this hand gesture. My parents pulled me out of scouts shortly after though.

[–]Ravn000 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's also U in the Swedish sign language.

[–]SkyBlade79 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's U in American Sign Lanugage too.

[–]Ravn000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool! Thanks! Now I know one letter in the ASL too!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (9 children)

Three fingers.

Edit: This is the second time in my life I was wrong.

[–]yugiohherodeath to the false gods for they sin more than we could consider 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Thats normal scouts.

Source: Was a cub scout

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh! Didn't realise there was a difference.

[–]carlsan 5 points6 points  (5 children)

"The two fingers stand for the two parts of the Cub Scout promise: "to help other people" and "to obey."

3 fingers is Boy Scouts. Source: I was both.

[–]ShadNuke 1 point2 points  (4 children)

And, 4 fingers is military.

[–]carlsan 11 points12 points  (3 children)

And 5 fingers is Nazi

[–]BaltimoreSkater 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]RedOwen1177 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And one is the New Jersey State Bird.

[–]migvelio 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And 6 fingers is alien.

[–]carlsan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Redditception: OP posted picture knowing your comment would be incorrect and displaying how many times in your life you were wrong.

Happens to the best of us.

[–]Theprincerivera 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Never played naruto when you were a kid??

[–]HappyThrowaway0711 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Some of us aren't THAT young.

[–]TheTurnipKnight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not even a salute?

[–]char_limit_reached 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think they confused "fingers crossed" with "scouts honor".

[–]onephatkatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Scouts honor?

[–]Deenreka 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What if the person making it had their fingers crossed?

[–]janjansohn[S] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

What if our eyes weren't real

[–]Undrey 15 points16 points  (1 child)

for u

[–]MonkeyOnYourMomsBack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thringers crossed!

[–]dorsettangerine 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Adam Cole Bay Bay!

[–]flannelshirt92 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Mister_Bossmen 5 points6 points  (2 children)

[–]janjansohn[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You're a fucking master!

[–]Nloveladyallen 15 points16 points  (8 children)

[–]janjansohn[S] 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Haha, I snuck it off a so called twitter wall. Was not my own PC.

[–]cyanpineapple 10 points11 points  (5 children)

It's definitely not called a "twitter wall."

[–]janjansohn[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don't know dude, I'm repeating it blindly, but that's what the UK person introducing it called it.

[–][deleted] -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

[–]George_E_Hale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fingers "crossed."

[–]Nizzzlle 2 points3 points  (4 children)

OP you have a dead pixel

[–]janjansohn[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

What? Where? It's not my screen but I wanna go find it.

[–]Nizzzlle 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pinky on the left hand

[–]janjansohn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

:o you're right!

[–]YourCousinCassidy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What if that's the point. Like a sarcastic "I really don't give a shit but sure here ya go."

[–]TheMagicBrother 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It's like that drawing of a pipe with the caption that says "this is not a pipe"

[–]JitGoinHam 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's like that drawing of a pipe...

Clearly you did not take the caption to heart.

[–]TheMagicBrother 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never said it was a pipe. Just a drawing of one.

[–]polishbroadcast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very slow animation.

[–]MercurySG3M 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pew pew

[–]Juanjo2D 1 point2 points  (2 children)

So, if this isn't really crappy design, why are people on this sub upvoting?

[–]Darth_Kyofu 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Because people aren't going to necessarily stop and look at the comments to see if it's legit or not.

[–]Juanjo2D 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I proposed a while ago a flair system. Mods could tag not-so-crappy-design post as such. Like r/photoshopbattles does with tags like "bad tittle" or "low res picture".

[–]needlessOne 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This made me laugh out loud. I saw the hands first, okay they are normal hands, no mistakes here. Then read the "fingers" okay there are fingers here, that's normal too. "Crossed," okay no grammar mistakes.

Then I look at the image again and think "wait, they are not crossed at all" and that made me laugh so hard for some reason. I basically set myself up for a stand-up routine.

[–]janjansohn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Makes me happy to hear that!

[–]AyyyyLeMeow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pew pew pew

[–]Quantus_X 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]BlackManMoan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope I get a jobbie I've got my fingers crossed. I've got my fingers crossed. Crossed. Crossed? Cross... ed.

[–]knowses 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can someone photoshop a fix by connecting opposing lines?

[–]-underdog- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want this on a t-shirt

[–]Robdor1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are crossed at the knuckles.

[–]Batsy87I'm Batman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pew pew pew pew pewwww!!!

[–]-megapants- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe she's got her fingers crossed.

[–]hitler_with_aids 0 points1 point  (4 children)

needs more jpeg

[–]morejpeg_auto 0 points1 point  (2 children)

needs more jpeg

There you go!

I am a bot

[–]borelatechoww my eyes 0 points1 point  (1 child)

more jpeg

[–]morejpeg_auto 0 points1 point  (0 children)

more jpeg

There you go!

I am a bot

[–]janjansohn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a png from my iPhone, still I screenshotted with my iPhone off of a tv. :D

[–]johnymyko 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fingers "crossed"

[–]PSone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two in the pink x2?

[–]sweet-banana-tea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read it as fingers "crossed!"

[–]Fistedfartbox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, but the arms are...

[–]tbone-not-tbag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two in the stink, maybe?

[–]moonbvby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless they're being super sarcastic. That would be hilarious.

[–]lnk7332 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]rabidbiscuit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore.

[–]SpinningCircIes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

technically, there are fingers crossing, but they're not the pointing/middle fingers. They're thumbs and ring fingers, arguably thumbs and pointing and middle fingers, too.

[–]not-quite-a-nerd*insert kerning joke* 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Don_Smith 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They identify as crossed you bigots!!!!!!!!!!!! REEEEEEEE

[–]OldRoad 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]OrangePlatinumtyrant 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does it look like you took a photo of your computer screen?

[–]TomsShow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I kinda like it. Its like another way of saying f u to someone lol