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YEAR IN FILM 2012: The video memes we couldn't get off our screens

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Who wore it better? Tard vs. 'The Innocence of Muslims'

Year of the Cats Nothing will ever beat 2009 in terms of monumental years for Internet cat RULING. That was the year that Keyboard Cat, Maru, and "Kittens Inspired by Kittens," along with ubiquitous feline parodies of Three Wolf Moon, all made their debuts. And we still adored Obama? Miss u, 2009. But look out, year that Animal Collective topped the Billboard charts — 2012 produced its own trifecta of power kitties: Tard, Lil Bub, and Colonel Meow (although we're partial to klutzy, boa-bedecked, recently politically outspoken Luna the Fashion Kitty). Wall-eyed, tart-tongued Bub and fuzz-addled alien leader Colonel Meow got a bit derailed by infighting, leaving an opening that Tard the Grumpy Cat seized to become the indisputable, adorably cantankerous winner of mew-thousand-and-squeelve. All were featured on Good Morning America, countless audio-challenged YouTube videos, and fantasy airbrush artwork of the Mayan Apocalypse. We would give anything to snuggle Tard. Just saying.

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