Ahhhh, the gif. Nothing can make our day quite like a good one. So it was especially difficult and important for us to pick the best ones from the entire year. They represent the 10 times in 2012 we can remember actually feeling something other than the endless hum that engulfs our every waking moment.

Check out these awesome gifs, find their story in the links, and choose your favorite in our user poll. And don't forget to sign up for TheFW newsletter for more updates. We'll be announcing the winners of the 2012 TheFW Awards on January 15.

'Star Wars' 'Gangnam Style'

Satan's Toast

Michael Phelps's Mom

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