From Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Freemasons are a secret organization intent on world domination, though technically that is also a secret. They are characterized by secret handshakes, secret rituals, and a secret hierarchy — so secret that, if the world one day becomes dominated, it will be impossible to tell whether or not the Freemasons did it.
The Freemasons were founded in 1163 A.D. by Thomas 'Elsie' Elliot and Sidney 'Vera' Thornton, disgruntled, deaf bricklayers from Hull, England. In 12th Century England, transvestism was less widely accepted than nowadays and since the guilds had cathedral contracts pretty well sown up, forming their own association seemed a natural solution to their predicament. These days, equality being what it is, transvestite builders are commonplace and may be seen on building sites throughout the land, climbing high ladders, falling off scaffolding, putting up crooked windows and getting their heads stuck in quick-drying cement, just like every other builder.
Elsie and Vera were of course burned at the stake, in full drag, allegedly screaming the chorus to Don't Cry For Me Argentina, on 31 March 1164. The charges against them were so numerous that the judge fell asleep while reading them and had to be roused by a small boy who lived beneath his hassock, called Wee Tim. All the builders in the land were present for the execution, and most jeered and threw wet cement-cakes at the victims. So accurate was their aim that Elsie and Vera were not so much burnt as baked, as the cement hardened rapidly with the heat and encased the unfortunate pair from head to toe in a cement overcoat. Later, their remains were hoisted to the roof of a nearby chip shop, where they remained for years, attracting tourists and souvenir hunters.
This also explains why Freemasons banned women as full members. They can become 'Ladymasons,' but hard-line Freemasons view this as revisionist heresy, like the Mormons who tap-danced from officially-sanctioned polygamy to a 'relevation' that God had changed His mind.
edit Modern Freemasonry
Although transvestism is only one criterion for membership to the Freemasons, cement overcoats quickly fell out of favour, despite their huge ritual significance. Public burnings of members still take place weekly at the site of Elsie and Vera's chip shop in Bermondsey, London, and are well attended by members of the British Royal Family.
Current Grand Pumpernickel "Talulah" has described, from an insider's point of view, the innermost workings of the organisation:
|“||Most members are Christian, so there is little chance we are out to dominate the world. But it's fake. 'Cause we are stupid fucking bastards, we can't debate about politics, we can't think seriously about the Middle East war, we can't work, and we can't earn money.||”|
If Minecraft is any indication, people would pay a monthly subscription fee to work on a virtual construction crew, however Mason normally isn't an available class in most RPG's. Nor is baker or candle stick maker because they tend to sit around being constructive; unlike the fighters, mages, and thieves guilds which prefer to loot and pillage. Presumably though, someone had to build all those needlessly elaborate dungeons you run around.
edit Freemasonry and world domination
The Freemasons was originally a secret agency that planned to control the entire universe with cheap tricks such as outspending everyone else, thereby to unite the world and create a World Government called the "New World Order" in which the human population is reduced to the magic number of 42, one-tenth of which are assurred accession to heaven and the remainder can fight about the fractional part.
The society was the 1668 joint brainchild of French president Napoleon Bonaparte and Jewish nerd David Ben-Gurion. The reader will recognize their next big collaborations, the Illuminati and the Law of the Sea Treaty.
Membership peaked around 1760, when a man named Charlie Chaplin joined the association. He thought that the world could be united even faster through sex, and founded Playboy Magazine. In short order, the Industrial Revolution sprang up, as men started to volunteer for overtime just to be able to afford a news-stand copy.
The Freemasons, concerned with flagging membership, gave up their founding ideas and developed new technology to attract new, paying members, including the bikini, YouTube, and finally the Adult Disney Channel, which for the first time applied Rule 34 to the innocent allure of Minnie Mouse.
edit Freemasonry and wiki domination
Much, much later, the Freemasons — specifically, F.A.&N.L.M. Lodge № 647 (Free, Accepted, and Nearly Legitimate Masons, Schenectady Synod) which Google Maps places somewhere near the middle of New York City's Hudson River — performed a secret ritual on Uncyclopedia's webhost, the ritual also known by its cryptic initials, to-wit, D.M.C.A. Minions of the Grand Poohbah demanded that the article describing the organization be rewritten so as not to use the organization's logo, though Uncyclopedia had an obvious right to do so through the doctrine of Foul Use, the Latin legal phrase that means, "We are pranksters, though we are not quite sure what you are." Senior Editors had to repair the entire article to do without either the central illustration or the hole neatly ripped in it by webhost personnel, and incidentally to do without the central comedy strategy of masturbation.
edit Other famous Masons
- Perry Mason was the television lawyer who always won his cases — officially on the strength of his advocacy, unofficially by having friends in the judiciary and Mafia.
- In the Gulags of the former Soviet Union, the organization had a chapter, which was known as the Unfreemasons.
- Rudyard Kipling's story The Man Who Would Be King described two petty criminals who joined forces on the strength of their shared Freemasonry and found adventure, fortune, and decapitation in the Hindu Kush.
- Jack the Ripper was a Mason, though not Jackie Mason. (The latter is not the comedian who said, "I don't get no respect!" but he should have said so, especially after taking the comedian's place in Caddyshack 2.) As in Kipling's short story, assistance from other Freemasons enabled Mason to elude capture.
edit Half off and buy one get one free masons
There were once guilds that organized stone craftsmen into smaller mom and pop shops, but like Walmart does to its competition, the Free Masons out sold the Half Off and Buy One Get One Free Masons with their impossibly cheap deals and their quality products made in Chinese sweatshops.