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2012 was the year of counting backwards from 10-1, which is great because at least we can all still do that. From cats that were having a worse day than us to the top twelve it-bags top buy your top five horses, everyone was listing things this year. Or at least looking at things and seeing that they all have something in common.

Yes, this was the year of the list. Even the election was a list, with Barack Obama (who won, by the way), coming out at the top of the list and Mitt Romney coming in second. But anyone can make a list, so what were the absolute best lists of 2012? Which lists brought together elements from near and far, highbrow and low, big and small, rich and poor and caused a paradigm shift in our own personal conception of the 40 ways Honey Boo-Boo revolutionized LARPing this year? Which lists set everyone bubbling with excitement over who seeing who made the cut!

See who made the cut!

Rachel Seville is a writer living in New York who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.