The Eccentric Club

For over 230 years there has been one or more organizations known as "the Eccentric Club." I think every WU-vie should be a member by birthright.

Here is a tongue-in-cheek account of a party at an NYC branch from 1889.


Original article here.

Profile of the current London version.

Present-day USA version.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 11, 2015
     Category: Eccentrics | Eighteenth Century | Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century | Twenty-first Century

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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/11/15 at 10:16 AM
Sounds eccentric.
Posted by Courtney on 11/11/15 at 11:41 AM
If I was rich, I'd be eccentric. Since I'm poor, they say I'm crazy.
Posted by Phideaux on 11/11/15 at 12:29 PM
Heard that!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/11/15 at 12:53 PM
One could always become an ordained minister in the Church Of The Sub-Genius. The philosophy of the organization only requires that you accumulate "slack."
Posted by KDP on 11/11/15 at 02:09 PM
Meh, I'm too normal to be eccentric, but oddly, everybody I've ever been in contact with has been wildly eccentric. (Why can't they be normal, like me?) 😊

On the other hand, since I've never gotten around to sending in my application, I'm a member in excellent standing with the Procrastinator's Club!
Posted by Captain DaFt on 11/11/15 at 04:47 PM
Eccentric vs. crazy -- When Miley Cyrus is naked and licks a hammer, it's “art” and “music.” When I do it, they say I'm "drunk" and “have to leave Home Depot."
Posted by Phideaux on 11/11/15 at 06:18 PM
The hammers at Lowes taste better honey. 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/11/15 at 07:25 PM
KDP -- I sent away to become an official minister in the Church of the Sub-Genius back in the 1990s. But I have no idea what became of the certificate I got. Pretty sure Chuck is also a Sub-Genius minister. Not sure about Paul. But if he never got his official certificate, it's probably only because he was too much of a slacker to send away for it! 😉
Posted by Alex on 11/11/15 at 08:31 PM
I bet Paul has his official colander though!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/11/15 at 09:39 PM
Pah - anybody who comments on a World of the Weird article is already a member of the best Eccentric Club there is.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/13/15 at 07:40 AM
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