At the stroke of midnight, the reign of Kerry Russell D'Orio as the 2012 Peep of the Year comes to a crashing end, and the power shifts to a new, hapless yet fortuitous POTY.
As you now should be so painfully aware, the Peep of the Year selection criteria is identical to the weekly standard held for the POTW.
The successful candidate must ....
Have been either particularly annoying or inspirational,
Not be an Animal,
And not be Dead.
That leaves the field pretty wide open.
There are also a couple side rules that bear mentioning... You can never ask who the POTY is going to be, and if you suggest a POTY, that candidate is banned from the award/disgrace. And the most important criteria of all.... You can never ask why the candidate was chosen. That is an immutable, final rule.
Pretty simple, but you would be amazed at how many Peeps can't seem get this simple criteria straight.
Usually, the Peep of the Year experiences events during his/her reigning year that are life transforming. Sometimes this is obvious, and other times is it is imperceptable. In the case of reigning POTY, Kerry, she did seem to blossom this year in her steadfast committment to Motherhood, Republicans, and Brendt.
This year will bring change to the new POTY as well.
Many of you think that you know the reason for this choice, and you may be right, but can never be certain.
The Peep of the Year for 2013 is.....
Use your Power Wisely, Brady.
Feel free to Congratulate/Console Brady for this ultimate Honor/Disgrace.
It will be a memorable Year for him and for us as well.
Brady now joins an elite cadre of individuals whose lives will never be the same.
Brady Boyle Said....
My oh my, holy crap what an honor,
The Peep of the Year title is nothing to ponder.
Without hesitation I gladly accept,
The responsibilities ahead will all soon be met.
To Kerry D’Orio, your time has passed,
You served the post well, but now kiss my ass.
The Mayans were wrong, there's nothing to fear,
Hope everyone else has one hell of a year.
POTY Poetry -
I don't know about you Peeps, but this has got me all misty eyed.
You have begun your Reign well, Brady.