By the time you see this dear reader(s), I will be flying eastward to the family vacation mecca of Orlando to spend some time with the family and the Mouse. Shout out to Matt, who has gone to the Bowl Season mattresses and our paths once again cross unsuccessfully.
But, before I leave, its time to once again take a look back at the year that was in GonzoGeekery.
Before I hit you with our top ten posts of the year, let us first crown this year's Cheesecake of the Year.
Taking the diamelle encrusted tiara from Cobie Smulders
and wearing for the next year is Olga Kurylenko. Ms. Kurylenko was featured in April when she appeared in the Tom Cruise effort, Oblivion
. She made the rare second banner appearance when she anchored our leftovers on Black Friday. Today, she makes it the unprecedented cheesecake hat trick with her ascension to the throne.
Let's hit your favorite links.
10. Formula 1 2013: Monaco Grand Prix: Rosberg Dominates
The whole point of us starting this site was to allow us to feed our inner geeks, to explore those dark obsessions we all harbored. Perhaps nobody has taken our mission statement more to heart than Chris whose coverage of metal and motorsports are everything we set out to do.
9. The Plastic Spoon: Accidentally Vegan Chocolate Chunk Oreo Brownies
Even though Hunter didn't cook for us at SDCC, his Plastic Spoon features continue to impress. If you can make the concept of Vegan Brownies resonate, you may well be on to something.
8. What I'm Into: Battlestar Galactica (redux)
Stephe's look at the (not really) new (anymore) Battlestar Galactica
reminds us all not to hold on too tightly to our memories.
7. LinkFrogging - 2/8/13
Chris filled in for me on this one and shined a much needed light on the talented and overlooked Sara Jean Underwood
6. Jibbies & Loond - Video Special: SXSW 2013 Small Stone Showcase
Jibbies and Loond continue to promote the metal. Their yearly treks to SXSW always uncover some gems. Heavy metal gems.
5. Grand Am 2013: Rolex 24 at Daytona - Continuous Live Coverage
Chris' motorsports coverage really came into its own this year. He's like a machine. A well oiled, finely tuned machine.
4. LinkFrogging - 2/22/13
My personal favorite cheesecake picture of the year resides in the body of this one. Its all about the promise.
3. LinkFrogging - 4/19/13
Ladies and gentlemen, your new COTY can be found here. With chops like hers, its no wonder she is wearing the crown, if little else.
2. My Favorite Albums of 2013
Aamir laid in wait and dropped a resonant post on us in the waning days of the year. Well done sir. Well done.
1. Hunter and Ashley Visit ETSUcon
With all the of the Con coverage (*ahem*SDCC*ahem) we had this year, it was Hunter and Ashley's visit to ETSUcon that takes home top honors. We're really not sure what happened to Ashley. We may have just dreamed her up. Or maybe its all Hunter's fault. That's probably it.