On June 28, 2000, the 31st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, #gaysf lost a very dear friend. Jeff Zabek, who was online as "DarqShado", passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He is missed by all of us who knew him, and our lives were touched by his warmth and humour.
DarqShado was extraordinarily tall -- 6'7 -- and we used to joke ribaldly with him that he must have a proportionately large penis as well. While he remained coy about its exact dimensions, he indulged us our wild speculations. As exagerrations and speculations ran rampant, the alleged size of DarqShado's endowment grew to 12", then 17", then 21" ("Wow, my penis is now on the order of desktop monitors!" he once joked).
He remarked that the number of people speculating on his penis size surely qualified him for cult status -- the cult of DarqShado's penis. Someone else suggested that it was more of a religion. DarqShado countered that in order for it to be a religion and not just a cult, it needed a religious leader. ClaudeSF promptly assumed the title of Pontifex Maximus of the High Church of DarqShado's Penis.