Melvin

Some latter-day FooFooists recognize Jack Speer only as a prophet and not as Foo Incarnate. These FooFooists are followers of Melvin, the BEM of BEMs, and are guided by Melvin's Words of Wisdom, e.g., “Hang by your thumbs!” Melvinism also provides helpful homilies with regard to fannish courtesy: “Thou Shalt Not use peanut butter in lieu of ink in someone else's Gestetner.” The Church of Melvin holds that all fannish ghods are equal, although there's a slight advantage in being a Melvinist – namely, it's the only fannish church which allows you to worship all the other fannish ghods.

Contributors: Dr. Gafia