‘GIF’ may’ve claimed the top spot as Word of the Year, but 2012 was definitely a banner year for ‘meme’ too. From songs like Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used to Know” & PSY‘s “Gangnam Style” to monumental moments like Angelina Jolie‘s red carpet walk at the Oscars & McKayla Maroney‘s silver medal acceptance at the Olympics, we’re taking a look at the top 12 viral Internet pics of 2012…
What started off as an innocent picture between father and young son at the end of 2011
turned into one of the most notorious baby pics of 2012.
What People Think I Do/What I Really Do
The craze even inspired a Teen.com version!
Angelina Jolie’s Leg
Angie’s obnoxious limb at the 84th Annual Academy Awards led to the surge in leg-bombing.
Glad that’s over with… for the most part.
“I’m Peeta & I Know It”
LMFAO‘s “Sexy and I Know It” + Josh Hutcherson in The Hunger Games = meme gold!
Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
While everyone else was panting during the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run,
Zeddie Little looked like this:
Who knew a mispronunciation of ‘oh my god’ could be so catchy?
Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”
On June 6th, 2012, all of our lives were changed when YouTuber wzr0713
released a (creepy) parody to Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend.”
Between the hand gesture and beverage placement,
what’s not to love?
PSY’s “Gangnam Style”
Fake riding a pony has never been so fun.
McKayla is Not Impressed
After performing a
near perfect vault during the 2012 Olympics,
would you have been satisfied with anything less than a gold medal?
ALL pets, beware!