Our 12 Favorite Latino Memes of 2012!

You've sent them to friends in fits of laughter - sometimes even in tears. They permeate your Facebook newsfeed, litter your Instagram account, and dance through cyberspace faster than a quick salsa number.

We're talking about Internet memes. If you're not careful, hours can be shaved from your life just laughing and sharing them with those closest to you. But that's the fun in it.

Below are our favorite Latino memes of 2012. Go ahead, share... help us continue the cycle.

1. 2012 Meme: Cuban

This is one of our favorite re-takes of the original ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ propaganda poster – the Cubans in our staff sure appreciate it.


2. 2012 Meme: Edward James Olmos

Team Edward James Olmos is where it’s at. Robert Pattinson who?!


3. 2012 Meme: Vapo Rub

Tell us this isn’t true. Actually, tell someone’s abuela this isn’t true. We want to see that. Vicks VapoRub can probably help bring world peace, if it was up to our grandmothers.


4. 2012 Meme: Platanos

The promise of selling 5 plantains for $1 is what really helped these men get re-elected. Barack Obama, man... we’re still waiting for this to happen though. Come on.


5. 2012 Meme: Dominican

We have a feeling it was a Dominican who pieced this meme together... still, there's nothing wrong with a little self-promotion now and again.


6. 2012 Meme: Ryan Lochte

So Cuban-American Olympian Ryan Lochte wants to medal in us? We'll take it. Medal all you want, boo!


7. 2012 Meme: Danny Trejo

So basically we can never tell if we’ve just pissed off the man, or made him want to hold hands with us and joyously skip through meadows. Not good.


8. 2012 Meme: Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka's face caked in sarcasm was an extremely popular Internet meme this year. And this one's no different.


9. 2012 Meme: Selena

Keep calm and move our hips like the late Tejano singer Selena? Yes, let’s. Bidi bidi bidi bidi bidi bom bom!


10. 2012 Meme: Mexican Mitt

Remember Mexican Mitt? Sadly, we do too.


11. 2012 Meme: Mafalda

Remember the whole controversy surrounding the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)? Well, 6-year-old comic strip character Mafalda was long concerned about it before we all were. 

12. 2012 Meme: For Lease

Just in time for the holidays, we love whoever vandalized this sign. We really do.