"TITTER YE NOT"
A freshman at Yale ask's
a senior student:
you tell me where the library is at?"
The senior snubbed
"At Yale, we never end a sentence with a
" The freshman had a second go:
"Can you tell me where the library is, you cunt?"
Yale Freshman Calls the professor:
Calls the professor "Bob."
Brings a can
of soda into a lecture hall.
Brings a jumbo
hoagie and six-pack of Budweiser into a recitation class.
to first classes of the year.
Looks forward to first beer garden of the year.
YALE SKULL AND BONES 322
John Kerry George Bush
Skull and Bones, The Order, Order 322 or The Brotherhood of
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. It is the oldest
senior class and society at Yale.
The society's alumni organization, the Russell Trust
Association, owns the society's real estate and oversees the
organization. The society is known informally as "Bones", and
members are known as "Bonesmen".
Skull and Bones was founded in 1832 after a dispute between
Yale debating societies Linonia, Brothers in Unity, and the
Calliopean Society over that season's Phi Beta Kappa awards.
It wasco-founded by William Huntington Russell and Alphonso
Taft as "the Order of the Skull and Bones".
The society's assets are managed by the society's alumni
organization, the Russell Trust Association, incorporated in
1856 and named after the Bones co-founder. The association
was founded by Russell and Daniel Coit Gilman, a Skull and Bones member, and later
president of the University of California, first president of Johns Hopkins University, and the
founding president of the Carnegie Institution.
The first extended description of Skull and Bones, published in 1871 by Lyman Bagg in his
book Four Years at Yale, noted that "the mystery now attending its existence forms the one
great enigma which college gossip never tires of discussing." Brooks Mather Kelley
attributed the interest in Yale senior societies to the fact that under class men members of then freshman, sophomore, and junior class societies returned to campus the following years and could share information about society rituals, while graduating seniors were, with their knowledge of such, at least a step removed from campus life.
SKULL AND BONES
a windowless tomb
on the Yale campus.
Skull and Bones selects new members among students every spring as part of Yale University's "Tap Day", and has done so since 1879. Since the society's inclusion of women in the early 1990s, Skull and Bones selects fifteen men and women of the junior class to join the society. Skull and Bones "taps" those that it views as campus leaders and other notable figures for its membership.
The Skull and Bones Hall is otherwise known as the
The building was built in three phases, the first wing was
built in 1856, the second wing in 1903, and Davis-designed
Neo-Gothic towers were added to the rear garden in 1912.
The front and side facades are of Portland brownstone in
an Egypto-Doric style. The 1912 tower additions created a
small enclosed courtyard in the rear of the building,
designed by Evarts Tracy and Edgerton Swartwout of
Tracy and Swartwout, New York.
Evarts was not a Bonesman, but his paternal grandmother,
Martha Sherman Evarts, and maternal grandmother, Mary
Evarts, were the sisters of William Maxwell Evarts, an 1837
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BONESMEN 322 GEORGE W.
BUSH WITH GERONIMO
Skull And Bones Society 322
Skull & bones and nazi's?
Judith Ann Schiff, Chief Research Archivist at the Yale University Library,
"The names of its members weren't kept secret — that was an
innovation of the 1970s — but its meetings and practices were." While
resourceful researchers could assemble member data from these original
sources, in 1985, an anonymous source leaked rosters to Antony C. Sutton.
This membership information was kept privately for over 15 years, as
Sutton feared that the photocopied pages could somehow identify the
member who leaked it. He wrote a book on the group, America's Secret
Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones. The
information was finally reformatted as an appendix in the book Fleshing out
Skull and Bones, a compilation edited by Kris Millegan and published in
The Germanic Thule Society, which brought and funded Hitler's Nazi SS
Stormtroopers and Gestapo rise to power, was the Sister Organization of
the Skull and Bones Society at Yale, which brought the same vile Nazi
League Hitler funding Bush Family to power, to both accelerate the growth
of the Germanic CIA and the fast tracked Gestapo Department of
Homeland Security, with its SS units and FEMA Camps, ready to focus as
Concentration Camps to Political order. Aided by today's technological and chemical weapons form in control or extermination. They have their own verminous Himmler combinations with Cheney and Chemical Ali Rumsfeld.
Among prominent alumni are former President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft (a founder's son); former Presidents George H. W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush; Supreme Court Justices Morrison R. Waite and Potter Stewart; James Jesus Angleton, "mother of the Central Intelligence Agency"; Henry Stimson, U.S. Secretary of War (1940-1945); U.S. Secretary of Défense Robert A. Lovett, who directed the Korean War, William B. Washburn, Governor of Massachusetts; and Henry Luce, founder and publisher of Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated magazines.
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State and former U.S. Senator; Stephen A.
Schwarzman, founder of the Blackstone Group; Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of
Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers; Harold Stanley, co-founder of
Morgan Stanley; and Frederick W. Smith, founder of FedEx, are all reported to be
One legend is that the numbers in the society's emblem ("322") represent "founded
in '32, 2nd corps", referring to a first Corps in an unknown German university. Others
suggest that 322 refers to the death of Demosthenes and that documents in the
Tomb have purportedly been found dated to "Anno Demostheni".
Members are assigned nicknames (e.g., "Long Devil", the tallest member, and
"Boaz", a varsity football captain, or "Sherrife" prince of future). Many of the chosen
names are drawn from literature (e.g., "Hamlet", "Uncle Remus"), religion, and myth.
The banker Lewis Lapham passed on his nickname, "Sancho Panza", to the political
adviser Tex McCrary. Averell Harriman was "Thor", Henry Luce was "Baal",
McGeorge Bundy was "Odin", and George H. W. Bush was "Magog".
In the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, both the Democratic and Republican
nominees were alumni. George W. Bush wrote in his autobiography, "In my senior
year I joined Skull and Bones, a secret society; so secret, I can't say anything more."
When asked what it meant that he and Bush were both Bonesmen, former
Presidential candidate John Kerry said, "Not much, because it's a secret."
The society's current class meets every Thursday and Sunday night during their
senior year. Skull and Bones has a reputation for stealing keepsakes from other Yale
societies or from campus buildings; society members reportedly call the practice
"crooking" and strive to outdo each other's "crooks". The society has been accused
of possessing the stolen skulls of Martin Van Buren, Geronimo, and Pancho Villa. The group Skull and Bones is featured in conspiracy theories, which claim that the society plays a role in a globalist/corporatist conspiracy for world control. Theorists such as Alexandra Robbins suggest that Skull and Bones is a branch of the Illuminati, or that Skull and Bones itself controls the Central Intelligence Agency. Books written about the society include economist Antony C. Sutton's America's Secret Establishment:
An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones and Kris Millegan's 2003 Fleshing Out Skull and Bones.
The architectural attribution of the original hall is in dispute.
The architect was possibly Alexander Jackson Davis or Henry Austin. Architectural historian Patrick Pinnell includes an in depth discussion of the dispute over the identity of the original architect in his 1999 Yale campus history. Pinnell speculates that the re-use of the Davis towers in 1911 suggests Davis's role in the original building and, conversely, Austin was
responsible for the architecturally similar brownstone Egyptian Revival Grove Street Cemetery gates, built in 1845. Pinnell also discusses the "Tomb's" aesthetic place in relation to its neighbours, including the Yale University Art Gallery. In the late 1990s, New Hampshire landscape architects Saucier and Flynn designed the wrought iron fence that currently surrounds a portion of the complex. The society owns and manages Deer Island, an island retreat on the St Lawrence River. Alexandra Robbins, author of a book on Yale secret societies, wrote:
retreat is intended to give Bonesmen an opportunity to "get together and
rekindle old friendships." A century ago the island sported tennis courts
and its softball fields were surrounded by rhubarb plants and gooseberry
bushes. Catboats waited on the lake. Stewards catered elegant meals.
But although each new Skull and Bones member still visits Deer Island,
the place leaves something to be desired. "Now it is just a bunch of burned
-out stone buildings," a patriarch sighs. "It's basically ruins." Another Bones
-man says that to call the island "rustic" would be to glorify it. "It's a dump,
but it's beautiful." Skull and Bones membership developed a reputation in
association with the "Power Elite". Regarding the qualifications for
membership Lanny Davis wrote in the 1968 Yale yearbook:
If the society
had a good year, this is what the "ideal" group will consist of:
captain; a Chairman of the Yale Daily News; a conspicuous radical;
a Whiffenpoof; a swimming captain; a notorious drunk with a 94 average; a film-maker; a political columnist; a religious group leader; a Chairman of the Lit; a foreigner; a ladies' man with two motorcycles; an ex-service man; a negro, if there are
enough to go around; a guy nobody else in the group have heard of.
Like other Yale senior societies, Skull and Bones membership was almost exclusively limited to white Protestant males for much of its history. While Yale itself had exclusionary policies directed at particular ethnic and religious groups, the senior societies were even more exclusionary. While some Catholics were able to join such groups, Jews were more often not. Some of these excluded groups eventually entered Skull and Bones by means of sports, through the society's practice of tapping standout athletes. Star football players included the first Jewish (Al Hessberg, class of 1938) and African-American ( Levi Jackson, class of 1950, who turned down the invitation for the Berzelius Society) students to be tapped for Skull and Bones.
Yale became coeducational in 1969, yet Skull and Bones remained fully
male until 1992. The Bones class of 1971's attempt to tap women for
membership was opposed by Bones alumni, who dubbed them the "bad
club" and quashed their attempt. "The issue", as it came to be called by
Bones-men was debated for decades.
The class of 1991 tapped seven female members for membership in the
next year's class, causing conflict with their own alumni association,
the Russell Trust The Trust changed the locks on the Tomb and the
Bones-men instead met in the Manuscript Society building. A mail-in vote
by members decided 368-320 to permit women in the society, but a group
of alumni led by William F. Buckley obtained a temporary restraining order
to block the move, arguing that a formal change in bylaws was needed.
Other alumni, such as John Kerry and R. Inslee Clark, Jr., spoke out in
favor of admitting women. The dispute was highlighted on an editorial
page of The New York Times. A second alumni vote, in October 1991,
agreed to accept the Class of 1992, and the lawsuit was dropped.
Skull and Bones has been satirized from time to time in the
Doonesbury comic strips by Garry Trudeau, Yale graduate and
Scroll and Key member. There are overt references, especially
in 1980 and December 1988, with reference to George H. W.
Bush, and again when the society first admitted women.
In The Simpsons, the character Montgomery Burns attended
Yale and was a member of Skull and Bones.
In Family Guy Season 5, Episode 16 "No Chris Left Behind"
Carter Pewterschmidt is revealed to be a member of the
Society and briefly admits Chris into the society until he asks to
attend his old school.
In American Dad! Season 2, Episode 10 "Bush Comes To
Dinner", George W. Bush arrives to dinner at Stan's home. He
is distracted by Roger and handed 2 alcoholic drinks; as Bush
is portrayed as a recovering alcoholic he then runs around town
performing zany antics and "doing the Skull and Bones", which
involves a wacky dance and melody.
In the 1960s Batman episode " Fine Finny Fiends " (season 1, episode 33), during a party of Gotham City millionaires at Stately Wayne Manor, a guest references a painting of a man in a Yale sweater, to which Aunt Harriet remarks that it is Bruce Wayne's great-grandfather, and that he founded Skull and Bones.
The Skulls (2000) and The Skulls II (2002) films are based on the conspiracy theories surrounding Skull and Bones. A third film, The Skulls III (2004), is based on the first woman to be "tapped" to join the society.
The society is also referenced in F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise (1920).
In the 2008 episode of Gossip Girl entitled " New Haven Can Wait ", Chuck Bass is recruited as a possible Skull and Bones prospect while visiting the Yale campus.
The Veronica Mars finale, " The Bitch is Back ", describes the founding of a college secret society by a former member of Yale's Skull and Bones.
THE MISFITS - SKULLS
C. Montgomery Burns -
Smithers, I believe this dog
was in the Skull and Bones!
SKULL and BONES 322 Worse than the Ku Klux Klan?
Both of the "major" 2004 presidential candidates were inducted
into one of the country's most infamous secret societies, Skull
Bones at Yale University back in the 1960s. Just think about the odds—out of approximately 800 Bonesmen alive today,
two of them ran against each other for president of the United States—out of a population of more than 300 million people! That's quite a coincidence, don't you think?
Founded in 1832, The Order of Skull and Bones (formally known as the Brotherhood of Death ) is Yale's oldest secret society.
Headquartered in a "windowless tomb" on High Street, Skull and Bones is only open to 15 Yale seniors, who are "tapped" to join in the spring of their junior year.
"Those on the inside know it as The Order. Others have known it for more than 150 years as Chapter 322 of a German secret
society. More formally, for legal purposes, The Order was
incorporated as The Russell Trust in 1856. It was also once known as the 'Brotherhood of Death'. Those who make light of it, or want to make fun of it, call it 'Skull & Bones', or just plain 'Bones'." "So, according to Skull and Bones lore . . . in 322 B.C., a Greek orator died. When he died, the goddess Eulogia, the goddess, whom Skull and Bones called the goddess of eloquence, arose to the heavens and didn't happen to come back down until 1832, when she happened to take up residence in the tomb of Skull and Bones. Now Skull and Bones does everything in deference to this goddess. They have songs or . . . sacred anthems that they sing when they are encouraged to steal things, some remarkably valuable items, supposedly, they are said to be bringing back gifts to the goddess. They begin each session in the tomb, and they meet twice weekly by unveiling a sort of a guilt shrine to Eulogia. That's the point of the society. They call themselves the Knights of Eulogia. That's where the 322 comes in."
According to rumour, initiates engage in strange bonding rituals such as lying in a coffin and reciting their sexual history in front of all the members. The object of such rituals is to create intense loyalty among members of the society. Some critics allege that these rituals contain satanic overtones. George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott, and fellow Bonesmen reportedly robbed Geronimo's grave and stole the Apache chief's skull and some of his personal effects at the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery in 1918.
Upon graduation, quite a few former Bonesmen use their bonds of power and influence to make their way up through the ranks of America's power elite, many in the area of foreign policy. A select few Bonesmen have parlayed their Skull and Bones connections to make a play for the White House (believe it or not, even President William Howard Taft was a Bonesman, as well as George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush).
Other prominent Bonesmen include James L. Buckley
(U.S. Senator), William F. Buckley (columnist), John
Chafee (U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy), John
Sherman Cooper (U.S. Senator and member of the
Warren Commission), John Daniels (founder of Archer
Daniels Midland), Paul Giamatti (actor), Pierre Jay (first
chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York),
John Kerry (U.S. Senator), Winston Lord (Chairman of
Council on Foreign Relations), Henry Luce (Time-Life),
Archibald MacLeish (poet), David McCullough
(historian), William Huntington Russell (Connecticut
State Legislator), Amos Alonzo Stagg (famous football
coach), Harold Stanley (founder of Morgan Stanley),
Potter Stewart (U.S. Supreme Court justice), Alphonso
Taft (Secretary of War and father of William Howard
Taft), Robert A. Taft (U.S. Senator), Morrison R. Waite
(U.S. Supreme Court justice), James Whitmore (actor),
William Collins Whitney (U.S. Secretary of the Navy)
and many others.
Skull & Bones: It's Not Just for White Dudes Anymore!
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