Here at Mashable we sometimes get a brain itch that can only be scratched by watching copious amounts of hilarious animal GIFs. If you suffer from the same ailment, let us point you in the direction of Animals Being Dicks, a place on the Internet where it's okay to laugh at our furry friends.
The premise is simple: Animals are perfectly capable of cretinous behavior, and celebrating their wretchedness is a truly funny pastime.
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We asked creator and curator John Williams why he thought his Tumblr blog hit the nail on the humor head. "People like to imagine human traits in animals, and I think this idea that animals have the capacity to be petty assholes on purpose is hilarious," he says. "That's why most of the animals have people names like Rick or Janice. Also, my dad used to name all his pets distinctly human names. We had a dog named Dan."
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We asked Williams to curate his top 12 Animals Being Dicks GIFs. You can see his selections -- along with his commentary -- in the gallery below. Let us know in the comments below your go-to place online for animal-themed chortles.
"It's the toes on this one that do it for me."
Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, Ryan M.
This story originally published on Mashable here.