Beating Off Bob has officially retired.
Well ... that's a bit misleading, actually. The name has retired. The man, Bob, is simply now known as ...
(drum roll please)
I know what you're saying. You're saying "Lubrican? What the heck is THAT about?!"
Well, here's the deal:
The word "leprechaun" was first recorded used in the English language as "lubrican", in 1604 in Middleton and Dekker's The Honest Whore. The original meaning was of some kind of spirit and not specifically associated with the Irish mythological character: "As for your Irish Lubrican, that spirit, whom by preposterous charms thy lust has raised."
Now that appealed to me for a number of reasons.
First off, it's old. I'm old too.
Second, it came from a book that has erotic content, even if that's arguable.
Third, Lubrican was a mischevious sprite who excited the lusts of the unwary.
I can see myself in that role.
I freely admit it is my intent to excite your lust, with imaginary tales, just as Lubrican was imaginary.
So you see, it's not just a goofy name. Just like my previous moniker, some thought went into this.
So thanks for being patient with me while I worked all this out. I hope you like the new name.
Actually, I'm not all that worried about whether you like the new name.
I just hope you like the stories.
Thanks for reading
PS Bob is actually my name. I tried signing this "Lubrican", but it was just too new.