The week's best of the internet

The 8 best memes, videos, and gifs to emerge from the great digital playground — from the kid driven to tears by the election to doctored images of Hurricane Sandy

(Image credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

1. Faked Hurricane Sandy photos

Hurricane Sandy caused catastrophic damage to New York City and surrounding areas. But for every stunning photo that went viral on Facebook — like a shot of the Seaside Heights roller coaster underwater — there was a doctored image of scuba divers scouring a subway station or this ominous view of the Statue of Liberty that was literally ripped from The Day After Tomorrow. (via BuzzFeed)

2. Disney's Star Wars takeover

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After the all-powerful Mouse House bought the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas for $4.05 billion this week, editorial cartoonists couldn't help but create some winning and internet-friendly Star Wars-Mickey Mouse mash-ups. (via The Mirror)

3. Henri Le Chat's existential Halloween

The internet's favorite ennui-inflicted feline returns to lament Halloween's endless charade. "None of these costumes are truly scary," complains Henri. "No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt." (via MSN)

5. Sassy Obama

This candid shot of a mugging President Obama making calls during an unannounced campaign visit in Orlando, Fla., naturally prompted exclamations from the blogosphere, with Jezebel exclaiming, "SASSYPANTS 4 PREZ!" (via Jezebel)

6. The 4-year-old reduced to tears over the presidential election

Abigael Evans, 4, said what many of us were thinking in this adorably heartbreaking viral video. "I'm tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney," she wept to her mother, who reassured her that the election would all be over soon. We feel you, Abigael.

7. A tasteless hurricane photo shoot

Nana Gouvêa, a Brazilian fashion model living in New York City, made the questionable decision to pose next to trees felled (and cars smashed) by Hurricane Sandy. The tasteless move instantly became a meme in which Gouvêa is photoshopped into other images of destruction. (via The Daily What)

8. Neil Patrick Harris' charming family Halloween costumes

Despite some shamelessly offensive Halloween costumes that surfaced this week (we're looking at you, Chris Brown), we have Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and their twins Gideon and Harper to thank for reminding us that Halloween doesn't have to be unwholesome. (via HyperVocal)

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