Shocking revelations about our moderator!

Just came across this in Reginald Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft (pub. 1584):

Eutychus, is there anything you’d like to tell us?

I don’t know Fret – it seems like you’re just trying to stir up trouble. First you accuse me of having an affair with Persephone and now you’re casting aspersions at Eutychus.

FWIW, I’ve never seen Eutychus at any of the meetings, but his sister and his mother are usually there.

“Vandelay!! Say Vandelay!!”

Oh, my! I hope Coldfire doesn’t see this thread.

Move along, Coldfire - nothing to see here.

The overwhelming majority of people have more than the average (mean) number of legs. – E. Grebenik

Now we know why he is leaving as a moderator! He needs more time to devot to his… hobby!

Yer pal,

I hope you aren’t doing this, Euty…you don’t want to end up like my grandbrother.

Live a Lush Life
Da Chef

Pluto, don’t you mean his sister and his mother IS usually there?

–Da Cap’n
“Playin’ solitaire 'til dawn
With a deck of fifty-one.”

I stand corrected.


“On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting. Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead.”

Just FYI

OOPS. Forgot the reference.

That’s Acts 20:7-9

Well … um …

I wasn’t aware of ther witchcraft reference and this certainly wasn’t what the name originally signified …

… but …
… um … maybe I should look into this a little more closely just on the idea that I’d probably get laid more often than I do now.

Saint Eutychus

Hey, anyone who wears Disney shorts can’t be that bad off!! :wink:

I don’t know, Disney shorts would make you stand out a bit at an occult ritual/orgy, don’t you think?

“That’s entertainment!” —Vlad the Impaler

By the way FP, why were you reading that in the first place? :wink:

Why should I care about posterity? What’s posterity ever done for me?

  • Groucho Marx

Oh, for the same reason I’ve read half a dozen general histories of prostitution, a collection of Elizabethan dirty jokes, and four books about Sir Thomas Overbury, who was murdered in 1613 with an enema of mercury sublimate.

(I’m a grad student. Shocking, isn’t it?)

“Don’t take life too serious, son – it ain’t nohow permanent.”

Subliminal enemas. What a neat concept! They could be broadcast during, oh I don’t know, Monday Night RAW. Or maybe they could be imbedded in elevator Muzak, so that by the time you reached your floor, you’d be ready to take on the day with a major brain dump.

Oh. You said “sublimate.” What’s sublimate?

“Corrosive sublimate” is an old name for mercury (II) chloride.

Shows what you know about us Eutychians!!

“Vandelay!! Say Vandelay!!”