In no particular order:
All the many, many completely logical reasons that children cry.
“I broke the cheese in half.”
This guy takes selfies with people making out in public.
This Tumblr imagines all your favorite celebs rocking Lisa Frank.
The White House officially joined Tumblr in 2013 and they took a bold stance on the pronunciation of GIF with a hard “G.”
If The Simpsons had its own Upworthy.
“In its favour, if Google Glass didn’t exist, all these Silicon Valley guys would be having affairs or buying unsuitable motorbikes.”
Turns out people leave some, um, interesting comments when they’re watching porn.
11. Go Book Yourself
“Book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984.”
12. The Worst Room
A Tumblr devoted to some of the worst New York City real estate. This is a $1,200 room in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Also big this year: Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs.
All of the books referenced on one of the year’s biggest TV hits, Orange Is the New Black.
“Because you know you’ve seen that dress somewhere else before.”
A Tumblr full of drawings and quotes from readings in New York City. This quote is from Maya Angelou’s speech at the National Book Awards.
“The silly, hilarious, and contrived.”
A mash-up of Peanuts comics and Smiths lyrics.
“Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.” —Digg
“Photoshopping cats in place of bouquets for brides to throw.”
“Art’s most famous works brought to you by the emoji.”
(No actresses were harmed in the making of this Tumblr.)
Hot guys and their adorable cat counterparts. What more could you want??
The most horrifying Tumblr to have ever Tumbled this year.
25. Googly Eye Books
Fact: Everything is better with googly eyes.
26. Drake-ing Bad
A Tumblr that draws Drake into scenes from Breaking Bad.
Explaining art history through Beyoncé lyrics.
Also big this year: Carter Family Portraits.
People just really enjoyed imagining cats in random situations this year.
“Entirely true stories from two hotel concierges in Times Square.”
All your favorite black celebs and their adorable puppies (OK, so the Tumblr is very liberal with the use of “puppy”).
31. Museum GIFs
A sublime art Tumblr that makes GIFs from various museums around New York City.
33. Movies in Color
A look at the beautiful cinematography of your favorite movies.
34. Natural Palettes
Similar to Movies in Color, but for nature. (And honorable mention from last year: Beyoncé Palettes.)
This was undeniably a big year for Miley Cyrus, but what about all the important news of 2013? “If she’s twerking on it, maybe we’ll pay attention.”
The “who wore it better?” of the contemporary art world. Peter Lee’s “Broken Image Link” or Beom Young’s “Broken Things”?
Sometimes you own a Rothko and also an underwhelming room.