The longer I stare at this, the more pregnant with meaning it becomes. Player One selects “Difficult.” Player One selects “Cage Match.” Hulk Hogan’s opponent is Computer Player. Surveying the scene—enmeshed in the game and warping the interface with its cackling spectatorship—is some gleeful peyote vision of a jackal-faced god.

Is this GIF, like, an Omen or something? (If so: Of what?)

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Is this “the reaction GIF” of the jackal-faced god?

I am (for the record) done with this deeply silly intertextual analysis, but thanks for indulging me.

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[GIF via this kid Zach W’s tumblr]