Cates’ Favorite Buzz Of 2012

Since I spend all day looking through submissions from BuzzFeed users, my favorite posts are all community contributions. You guys are awesome and weird and I adore you.

25. 20 Spectacularly Nerdy Science Jokes

Because, really, who doesn’t love a good science joke?

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24. Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses

Clearly the best celebrity post of the year, I snorted coffee through my nose when I read it.

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23. The Baby Bunny Song


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22. These Momonga Dwarf Flying Squirrels


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21. A Love Story In 22 Pictures

You’ll need tissues if you’re going to look at this post documenting the love between Taylor and Danielle Morris.

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20. Heath Ledger’s Joker Sounds Exactly Like A Young Tom Waits

Mind = blown. Also I just really love Tom Waits.

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19. The 25 Best “That Guy” Actors

You know, that guy who was in that one movie and then also had a guest appearance on that show on FX. Yeah, that one. (This particular actor is James Rebhorn.)

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18. 55 PB&J Recipes

I want to make almost all of these recipes because they look amazing.

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17. The Jewel Caterpillar

I find it hard to believe this creature is real, but it totally is.

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16. Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

I don’t know why I enjoyed this post as much as I did, but hey, you don’t need a reason to be amused.

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15. Rockabilly “Doctor Who”

I mean, what’s not to like?

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14. This Awesome Note About Bullying

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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13. That time Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, and Benedict Cumberbatch went to Hooters together

So this happened and I am SO SAD I WASN’T THERE.

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12. The Fox Who Got Marshmallows For His Birthday

Midnighttwice is a totally awesome BuzzFeed user who basically owns a menagerie. She has dogs and cats and a super derpy camel and she’s also the woman who owns Yeah Lamb. So I pretty much love her. That is all.

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11. The Drunk Baby Meme

Okay, technically this is a macro not a meme, but still. It’s hilarious.

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10. Tits And Ass

I love a good animal joke. The caption for this image reads “Always maintain a firm grip when holding a tit.” The entire post is an ode to great tits and an pretty sweet ass.

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9. Everything Petran Has Posted

So we have lots of users from abroad, and Petran is one of our active Russian users. He posts demotivational posters, and every time I see them I get absurdly amused.

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8. The Coolest Post On BuzzFeed

I would totally chill with this post.

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7. The Hawkeye Initiative

The Hawkeye Initiative started on Tumblr as a criticism of the way women are drawn in comic books. It’s a really great blog that you should follow. Seriously, go follow it.

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6. Animal Sculptures Made From Wood Chips

I want to own all of these.

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5. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Saved By The Bell”

Did you know that Mr. Belding is probably a Vietnam Vet? Neither did I! This post enlightened me on that and 9 other facts about the show I grew up with.

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4. Why Turtles Are Better Than Cats

BuzzFeed has a pretty strong pro-cat bias, in case you hadn’t noticed. However, I prefer dogs and birds and turtles because they’re way better and because cats are jerks.

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3. The Grumpy Cat Compendium

So I’m pretty vocally anti-cat (trust me, the entire BuzzFeed office knows this), but Grumpy Cat frowned her way into my heart this year. This list sums up all the reasons why I love her.

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2. 17 Pinterest Fails

As a person who fails at all things craft, I totally empathize with these people. Good job, good effort.

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1. This Is Title

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Hands down, my favorite BuzzFeed post this year was This Is Title. When I came across it during the course of my day, I laughed and sent it to a few of my coworkers. Since they all laughed, we decided to promote the post to the front page as a joke. And you guys, you awesome wonderful users, totally ran with it. I have never, in my year and a half at BuzzFeed, seen such a fantastic response from our users.

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Here’s a sampling of the Facebook comments, which are spot-on.

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Our commenters had a field day!

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At one point it turned into a Spiderman thread, which was awesome.

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Eventually we just started handing out badges, all willy-nilly.

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Anyways, This Is Title reminded me why I love the BuzzFeed community so much. You guys share interesting, funny, cute, informative things on our website and I really, really love you all. Thank you for a wonderful 2012!

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