Monday 26 January 2004

Boys will be Boys

The buzz is that Barbara Jenna Bush passed up a chance to join up with the Yale secret society of the Skull and Bones. Skull and Bones is a dry association not serving liquor at their social functions. I'm not sure if that was the reason one half of the First Twins failed to honor her family legacy. While on the subject of secret societies Boing Boing had an interesting link to a catalogue produced in 1930. This catalouge was selling a variety of props and stunts used in the hazing of potential recruits. Seems that the vast majority of gags were designed to humiliate the initiate with generous amounts of electricity. Kind of ruins my mental picture of our founding fathers steeped in Masonic symbols and lore only to find out that getting into the group had more to do with slapstick than philosophy. A trully frightening read. Behold the sacred mysteries of the ages. Kind of puts the Da Vinci Code in a whole new light.

Thanks Neva for fact checking me. I read the snark yesterday and mismembered it as usual.

Posted by Philip at Monday 26 January 2004 | TrackBack

Note: Barbara Bush goes to Yale; Jenna is in Texas.Another interesting note: John Kerry is a member of the Skull and Bones.

Posted by: Neva at January 26, 2004 01:21 PM


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