1. My animated gif's does not work in Internet Explorer but it works in the articles.
2. I can not give a registered user access to quickly add an "event", they have to go into the module and add the code.
the first "problem" is not fault of module :)
i just tested my own animated gif on Joomla 1.7 and its worked fine...
and, of course, my MODULE (its not component!) don't provide the function you request, because its SIMPLE solution for administrators/editors of site.