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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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]

9. One more of football player cursing. Nice one, Tom Brady. [via Buzzfeed]

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

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