Seems like most everything these days is caught on camera. In that spirit, here are some of the year's more memorable -- and viral -- moments. You can argue with the order or the inclusion, but you probably watched most of them. And then watched them again. And then sent the links to your friends.
10: JON STEWART RIPS ON CNBC. HARD.
The comedian and social commentator at the helm of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" called out CNBC's failure to accurately depict the nation's financial freefall in a way that no one else could.
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This is what happens when you make your 6-year-old lie on live national television: you get busted. The nation watched, transfixed, as we thought a silver balloon floating across Colorado skies carried young Falcon Heene aboard. But during a CNN interview soon after the incident, when Falcon was asked why he didn't respond when his "frantic" parents yelled his name, the boy slipped and told the truth. America had been punk'd. And dad Richard Heene just got sentenced to 90 days in jail for the hoax.
8: CHINESE REENACTMENT OF TIGER WOODS CRASH
You've heard the saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"? You don't have to understand a word of the narration or subtitles to know what the creators think happened on the fateful night of Tiger Woods' car crash in November.
While not as memorable as Jimmy Swaggart's "I have sinned against you," the South Carolina governor's admission of adultery had its moments ... and raised plenty of questions. Where was wife Jenny? Who are those random people behind him, giggling? Will we ever stop smirking at the mention of "hiking the Appalachian trail"?
The U.S. representative from South Carolina interrupted a health care speech by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie!" The best part of the video? The "oh no he di'in't!" look on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's face.
5: WEDDING PARTY DANCES TO "FOREVER"
Never mind the irony of playing Chris Brown at a wedding. These bridesmaids and groomsmen get down with their funky selves, much to the surprise and delight of the friends and family assembled for an "ordinary" wedding. The groom's forward roll entry might be the highlight.
4: SOCCER GIRL
There's roughhousing ... and there's Elizabeth Lambert. In a soccer game against Brigham Young University, the New Mexico University junior got away with kicking, punching and tripping, so she probably thought no one would notice the vicious snatch of an opponent's ponytail that tumbled her to the ground. Uh, WRONG.
Kanye. Kanye, Kanye, Kanye. Put down the Hennessy bottle! His hijacking of the country sweetheart's moment at the MTV Video Music Awards was one of the lowlights of the year. When we want to hear what you have to say, we'll ask, dude.
US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is a stud. 'Nuff said.
1: SUSAN BOYLE. WOW.
Admit it: the first time you saw the "Britain's Got Talent" video, you were stunned. It's an editing masterpiece, really: Sad Susan, who's never been kissed. Silly Susan, flirting with Simon Cowell. Then Sensational Susan, blowing everyone away with her pipes. No wonder more than 82 million people watched. And her album went to No. 1.
Because they're two of the best time-wasters ever:
MUPPETS DO QUEEN'S "BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY"
Gonzo and the chickens. Fozzy Bear. Old hecklers Statler and Waldorf. Beaker. The gang's all here for a mup-tastic rendition of a rock classic.
Seventeen seconds of one of the most adorable kittens EVER. In a sea of animal videos on You Tube, this one stands out.