A History of the 50 Greatest Animated GIFs of All Time

Misfortune (Roof Surfer)

In our perverse animal brains, the one thing that we as people can't help but watch (and arguably forms the basis of 99% of comedy) is an image of another person suffering. Correspondingly, there is a huge cache of animated GIFs on the web devoted entirely to falls, spills, accidents, nut-shots, general misfortune—and in this case, someone trying to surf of a roof. Needless to say, it doesn't end well.

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