The votes are in, and The Konformist readers have spoken. Jerry Sandusky is your choice for the 2013 Beast of the Year - a choice that is well deserved.
If there is any lesson to be learned in this year's BOTY victory, it's this: people don't like child molestors. That succinctly explains how Sandusky won an award normally garnered by someone or something heavily inovled in control of the political or economic system. Not that political control is completely missing from the Sandusky sex abuse scandal: left uninvestigated are allegations that wealthy individuals were involved in sex abuse as well, which would explain the unusually speedy trial Sandusky faced.
Runner-Up: Justin Bieber
In the unlikely event that Sandusky can no longer fill his duties as Beast of the Year, Justin Bieber is ready to take over the crown. Rest assured the BOTY trophy is in good hands either way.
In any case, we salute you, Jerry and Justin. Congratulations, and keep up the great work, dudes!!!