all 181 comments

[–]renable 555 points556 points  (45 children)

[–]DasnapMcDoogle's 330 points331 points  (31 children)

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

[–]994phij[🍰] 163 points164 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 56 points57 points  (7 children)

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

[–] 45 points46 points  (0 children)


[–]Lakonislate 21 points22 points  (5 children)

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

[–]Thrannn 15 points16 points  (4 children)

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

get him boys.

[–]YonkRaccoon 3 points4 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 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

[–]jtvjancyaal 4 points5 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] 19 points20 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 29 points30 points  (8 children)

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

[–]usbfridge 43 points44 points  (7 children)


[–]Farmerjoe19 18 points19 points  (5 children)


[–]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 5 points6 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 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And you wanna know the odds of you getting even?


[–]Farmerjoe19 7 points8 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 445 points446 points  (26 children)

Thumb and ring finger are crossed, duh!

[–]janjansohn[S] 209 points210 points  (8 children)

Hot damn, you're right!

[–]McPorkums 104 points105 points  (7 children)

Woo! I did a good!

[–]Shiwanshu1 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Fucking bamboozled again

[–]TiggazWitCatitudes 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe they mean it ironically and those are quotes.

[–][deleted]  (5 children)


    [–]Airlight 18 points19 points  (2 children)

    I was totally expecting mankind to throw someone off a cell after reading half of that.

    [–]GE-64 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Whoever you are, you put way too much effort into bullshit facts that make me laugh.

    [–]Carusofilms100% cyan flair 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I though that was the joke. :c

    [–]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 58 points59 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] 11 points12 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 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 326 points327 points  (13 children)

    You're a virgin, aren't you?

    [–]latourist21 92 points93 points  (4 children)

    Wicked burn, bro.

    [–]stelthtaco 1 point2 points  (3 children)

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

    [–]wakeruneatstudysleep 7 points8 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 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    My man!

    [–]Thatwhichiscaesars 8 points9 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 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

    [–]dondomingogarcia 8 points9 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 18 points19 points  (14 children)

    It's also the Cub Scouts hand sign.

    [–]TheBeersteinBeers 3 points4 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 2 points3 points  (9 children)

    Three fingers.

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

    [–]yugiohherohtis si z godo subrdeti 18 points19 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 6 points7 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 9 points10 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 21 points22 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 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    What if the person making it had their fingers crossed?

    [–]janjansohn[S] 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    What if our eyes weren't real

    [–]Undrey 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    for u

    [–]MonkeyOnYourMomsBack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Thringers crossed!

    [–]dorsettangerine 7 points8 points  (3 children)

    Adam Cole Bay Bay!

    [–]Nloveladyallen 15 points16 points  (8 children)

    [–]janjansohn[S] 2 points3 points  (6 children)

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

    [–]cyanpineapple 8 points9 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 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.

    [–]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)


    [–]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

    [–]bartman2326 -5 points-4 points  (8 children)

    Thumbs are positioned on the inside. You'd have to cross your hands to imitate this.

    [–]wombatzilla 8 points9 points  (5 children)

    No you wouldn't. You'd just have to hold them out facing away from you doing this instead of having them facing yourself.

    [–]bartman2326 -1 points0 points  (4 children)

    I guess it depends on what perspective we're talking here. Are you doing the finger crossing towards yourself or the other person? I was imagining the person crossing their fingers at themself.

    [–]wombatzilla 3 points4 points  (3 children)

    Even when I naturally cross my fingers I don't do it toward myself. Same thing with most other finger signs. The only one I can think of that people do with their palms facing themselves is flipping someone off.

    [–]bartman2326 0 points1 point  (2 children)

    Dude, you're forgetting about This classic gesture

    Also I'm gonna stop this comment chain right here; This would be a fucking dumb thing to get heated over, and I'm very prone to getting into stupid arguments on Reddit. I can just see myself trying to pursue this further, lmao

    Have a great day, man!

    [–]wombatzilla 3 points4 points  (1 child)

    Dude, all I did was point out that you wouldn't have to cross your hands to imitate this.

    [–]bartman2326 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yep! Edit: I'm half asleep here and waiting to get called into work, please don't mind me being dumb.

    [–]xxdeathknight72xx 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    what does crossing your hands have to do with crossing your fingers?

    [–]bartman2326 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    It doesn't, was just mentioning that the hands are positioned kinda weird.