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[–]renable 550 points551 points  (45 children)

[–]DasnapMcDoogle's 324 points325 points  (31 children)

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

[–]994phij 162 points163 points  (24 children)

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

[–]Carusofilms100% cyan flair 109 points110 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 57 points58 points  (7 children)

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

[–]DankeyKang11Penisland.com 47 points48 points  (0 children)

ENHANCE

[–]Lakonislate 19 points20 points  (5 children)

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

[–]Thrannn 17 points18 points  (4 children)

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

get him boys.

[–]YonkRaccoon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

a wave of police and police dogs

[–]Lakonislate 3 points4 points  (1 child)

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

[–]kerplow 10 points11 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

[–]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.

[–]DasnapMcDoogle's 20 points21 points  (4 children)

It's a Reddit conspiracy.

[–]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] 20 points21 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.

[–]DasnapMcDoogle's 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Closer than a finger-banging position.

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

We've been framed!

[–]Farmerjoe19 26 points27 points  (8 children)

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

[–]usbfridge 45 points46 points  (7 children)

8

[–]Farmerjoe19 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Reasonable

[–]Thatwhichiscaesars 8 points9 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 6 points7 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?

8

[–]Farmerjoe19 5 points6 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 104 points105 points  (7 children)

Woo! I did a good!

[–]shawarma_law 55 points56 points  (6 children)

congratulation.

[–]Shiwanshu1 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Fucking bamboozled again

[–]TiggazWitCatitudes 7 points8 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)

THE THUMB IS NOT A FINGER.

[–]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] 10 points11 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 7 points8 points  (0 children)

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

[–]latourist21 105 points106 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 326 points327 points  (13 children)

You're a virgin, aren't you?

[–]latourist21 94 points95 points  (4 children)

Wicked burn, bro.

[–]stelthtaco 0 points1 point  (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- 3 points4 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 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My man!

[–]Thatwhichiscaesars 9 points10 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 7 points8 points  (2 children)

a woman on the internet? Get real

[–]Thatwhichiscaesars 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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

[–]dondomingogarcia 6 points7 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 2 points3 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!

[–]developeire 3 points4 points  (9 children)

Three fingers.

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

[–]yugiohherohtis si z godo subrdeti 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Thats normal scouts.

Source: Was a cub scout

[–]developeire 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)

6 FINGERS IS FOR THE SUPER MUTANTS

[–]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!

[–]Nloveladyallen 17 points18 points  (8 children)

[–]janjansohn[S] 3 points4 points  (6 children)

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

[–]cyanpineapple 9 points10 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.

[–]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 3 points4 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.

[–]seb_fisher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ceci n'est pas un pipe

[–]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)

Peace?

[–]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)

RESPECTFULLY TO EVERYONE, I THINK EVERYONE IS MISSING THE POINT OF THE MESSAGE!!! WHEN SOMEONE HAS THEIR FINGERS CROSSED, IT MEANS THEY ARE CURRENTLY LYING!!!! THEREFORE, THEY COULD NOT SHOW THE FINGERS CROSSED BECAUSE IT WOULD MEAN THAT THE MESSAGE "FINGERS CROSSED" WAS A LIE!!! WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT THE MESSAGE WOULD HAVE BEEN INCONSISTENT IN THAT SITUATION TOO. THEREFORE, I'M GUESSING THEY HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO LEAVE THE IMAGE IN THE ALTERNATIVE, UNCROSSED-FINGER POSITION.

[–]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