These words from the incomparable Hunter S. Thompson are the only true account of 2013 I can bring myself to immortalize in this vast maze of placeholders that createth our virtual reality. The situation being what it is, we can only place our hands to our heads and hold onto whatever happens to be capping our future-addled brains at any given moment and flee to the next point of entry. We shall not know, we shall not care, we shall not ask why for we are swept up in this wave of reality and whether we like it or not, the tower reacheth ever higher and higher. Into the city lit sky where the universe retreats and we see nothing but our own reflection repeated back at us, again and again, and again and again until the utter nonsense of it all explodes in one remarkable moment of inspiration and we are enlightened of our load until it passes and we pick it up once more. Happy New Year 2014!