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The 9 best memes, videos, gifs, and games to emerge from the great digital playground — from a Breaking Bad-Taylor Swift parody to strangely addictive bouncing cats

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1. Cat bounce

Crude feline cutouts test the limits of gravity in this strangely addictive website.

2. Pictures of people using NFC

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This tongue-in-cheek Tumblr documents the rather skimpy number of people using the futuristic wireless technology on their smartphones. (Tumblr)

3. Breaking Bad meets Taylor Swift

Human diary entry Taylor Swift's infectious earworm "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" meets Breaking Bad's meth-slinging friends in this brilliant fan parody. (Via Slate)

4. Barack Obama gets photo bombed

Team Obama tweeted this picture from a campaign stop with the caption "Photo of the day." The kids in the back, apparently, had more pressing issues to attend to than a visit from the commander-in-chief. (via Twitter)

5. Tom Hanks' spoken-word ode to Full House

In a special appearance on Jimmy Fallon Live, Tom Hanks performed a jazzy, spoken-word tribute to the legendary '80s sitcom while wearing an all black ensemble. No word if he's available for coffee shop gigs.

6. The return of Josh Romney

Mitt Romney's son returned this week, flashing the world his now-infamous grin during the third and final presidential debate. (Via Gawker)

7. Flashback: Twitter's debut

A recently resurfaced news segment from 2007 investigates a new "cyber-drug" called Twitter. The reporter describes the service as an "addictive concoction of blogs, Google Maps, personal websites, and text messaging." (Via Dog and Pony Show)

8. Denny's Hobbit-themed menu

The PR machine at Denny's is capitalizing on the impending release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with a new menu that taps into Tolkien's Middle Earth. Diners will be able to build their own Hobbit Slam® breakfast with delectables like Shire Sausage (breakfast sausage) and Pumpkin Patch Pancakes (pancakes with pumpkin in it). (Via io9)

9. Ai Weiwei covers "Gangnam style"

Not to be outdone by every human on Earth, Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei takes a spirited stab at "Gangnam Style" to protest Chinese censorship laws. (Via the New York Times)

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