Letter From The Editor

My dear brethren,

Congratulations on stumbling onto this site! I sincerely hope you enjoy your time here. Enough with the pleasantries. Let's get the elephant out of the room. In case you haven't noticed, this site is satire. If you don't know what satire is, go look it up in a dictionary. It's okay--I'll wait.

Okay, we good? All right. "Why on earth would you want to write Masonic satire?" you ask? Well, satire provides a great outlet for providing brethren with both humor and a unique perspective on the idiosyncrasies and eccentricities of the Masonic experience. Still not convinced? Check out The Onion or Duffel Blog. Go ahead. I'll be here when you get back.

Back? Great. Let's get back to it. So as this site is satire--and it pains me to have to spell this out--all of the articles/stories on this site are 100% made-up nonsense. Surprising, I know. The Past Bastard rarely ever uses real names, and certainly never writes directly about real events. What the writers of The Past Bastard do, however, is use imagination, humor, and observations about the Craft as they know it to provide a unique perspective on Masonry. You might feel that perspective is uncouth, unwarranted, or simply doesn't belong on the internet. Fine. You have every right to that opinion. Now turn off your computer and go read a book.

Still with me? Great! Again, I most sincerely hope you enjoy the site. Engage your sense of humor, enjoy the satire, and think hard about how you can help make this great fraternity better.

The Past Bastard publishes Monday mornings, and occasionally publishes out-of-cycle "Breaking News" reports when the eccentricities inherent in the Masonic community warrant the publication of such items.

Your Most Humble (MH) Servant,
SK Bro. Mason Burhmaster
Managing Editor, The Past Bastard

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