These are not your ordinary animated GIFs, folks. They're fairly long, and because there are so many, this page will take several minutes to load. So open another tab or window and continue browsing until we're done here. Or get a cup of coffee or something. Once everything loads, it will all be in your cache, and they'll start playing at the intended speed.
Most of the animated GIFs below are from Week 12 of the 2008 Animated BlogPoll, which shows them much clearer and sets them to music, so if you haven't seen that, go have a look. To download them, just right click, choose "save as," and follow the instructions.