Okay, so here's a list- I like lists!
1. Hooray for new people!
2. Tongue-in-cheek 'cult' is a good term, although 'religion' is possibly more accurate. A good definition of a 'cult' is that a cult has very strict, prescribed set of beliefs that must be adhered to and where personal intellectual struggle, exploration, dialogue, etc is not tolerated (Christianity and Islam are both considered 'religions' rather than 'cults' because in both of those belief sets a great deal of variation in philosophy, dialogue and debate occurs). I think MMM veers more towards a 'functional religion' than anything. Can anyone tell I'm a bit of a philosophy nerd? ;)
3. New side-gig for a family member is webstore stocking beard and mustache grooming supplies.