Welcome to our Friday GIF roundup, featuring this week's most important, amusing and/or newsy GIFs and GIF sets by Mike Hayes of BuzzFeed and GIFHound.

In my opinion, the first round of presidential debate GIFs were just OK -- on a scale of 1 to the 2012 Summer Olympics, I give it a 4.5. I blame Big Bird.

tumblr_mbcihyYBz41rg2rf7o1_500.gif1. Still GIF humans made the best of it... [via Gifwich]

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2. The New York Times did a cool thing with the hand gestures of the candidates leading up to the debate. [GIFHound]

tumblr_mbchlzEgFY1qz581wo1_500.gif3. Have you heard on the Internet? Mitt Romney loves Big Bird! [via Buzzfeed Tumblr]

tumblr_mbch1rKmzl1rg2rf7o1_500.giftumblr_mbch1rKmzl1rg2rf7o2_500.gif4. You may have been distracted by his love of Big Bird. Mitt Romney also likes coal. [via Gifwich]

tumblr_mbclhqBCv31rtxen9o1_400.gif5. I managed to find the Conservatives on Tumblr with this GIF. [via Gif Hound]

tumblr_mbcj5juP8f1rg2rf7o1_500.gif6. Maybe he'd be more into it if they let him hold a light saber. [via Gifwich]

tumblr_mbcis52CT41qzigjno1_500.gif7. Can't wait to forget about Jim Lehrer, and his black, black eyes. [Ryan Hates This]

anigif_enhanced-buzz-18725-1349107344-7.gif8. Wow, there was A LOT of profanity caught on tape this week in NFL football. Personal favorite: Matt Ryan asking the Caroline Panthers to leave the premises. [via Buzzfeed]

anigif_enhanced-buzz-5540-1349105256-16.gif9. One more of football player cursing. Nice one, Tom Brady. [via Buzzfeed]

tumblr_mbdqhqsahu1qz581wo3_500.gif10. Last but not least. Internet always recognizes Internet. [via Buzzfeed]