The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Was this the Year of the GIF? That's what some English dictionary said. Whatever. Every year is the Year of the GIF. EVERY SINGLE YEAR. The people of the internets voted for the very best GIFs of 2012, and here they are!

Sure, we are leaving a lot out, and that's where you come in: Post your best of bestest in the comments!

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

The Summer Games left us many GIF jewels. This sweet moment with Usain Bolt was one of them.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

And then there was Michelle Jenneke.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

The next Tarantino movie will be good, but this shot of Leo makes it all worth it with this single moment.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Hey, it's Kate Upton and one of her neverending GIFs. You know the ones. The ones that every man in the planet keeps watching again and again.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Probably one of the most hilarious GIFs of the year.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

My favorite cat GIF by far.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

And my favorite dog.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Never in history has disappointment been captured in such perfect way.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

This was a meme at the beginning of the year: Batman and Robin running in front of a thousand things.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

If there's any GIF that makes me want to snuggle with a dog, this is it.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Avengers was probably the biggest blockbuster of the year. This was its funniest moment.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

If this duck doesn't make you happy, you are a jerk.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

This idiot jumping kind of hurts, but it's utterly satisfying at the same time.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

This one makes me cringe, but it's impossibly hypnotizing.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Oh Kim, please never change.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Obviously, this is not a real video, but it's a masterful and hilarious fake. Badass Obama.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

The tiger in his pool is a neverending factory of GIF awesomeness.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Baumgartner jump. One of my favorite moments of 2012.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Lana del Rey's performance in Saturday Night Live was atrocious. And of course, people made delightful fun of it.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

The Tupac hologram wasn't as atrocious, but people made fun of it anyway.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

The cliffhanger of one of the best series in the history of television: Breaking Bad. If you haven't seen it, don't read what the book says. It's a big spoiler.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Another one of someone falling.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Look at the Lakers Bros. Then look at them again. Keep looking. It's hypnotizing.

The Very Best GIFs of 2012

Bonus: Everyone loved this space Kim so much that some wanted to propose it for a GIF Pulitzer, so I'm including it.