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The Sacred Order of the Stonecutters is a fictional secret society from the animated television show The Simpsons. They appeared in the sixth season episode Homer the Great. The episode revolves around Homer's discovery of the brotherhood and emergence as leader. The Stonecutters was conceived of as a parody of secret societies in general, and Freemasonry in particular. A secret society is an organization that requires its members to conceal certain activities—such as rites of initiation—from outsiders. ... The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. ... Homer the Great is an episode from the sixth season of The Simpsons. ... Homer Jay Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is one of the main characters in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ...

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The secret society

The Stonecutters was founded around the year 500 AD. Although it vows to split the rocks of ignorance that obscure the light of knowledge and truth, most of the group's activities are devoted to drinking lots of beer and mindless entertainment. It has a long history of these pointless gatherings; indeed, all of America's Founding Fathers were members; they launched into a drinking binge to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Events Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon army that may have been led by the bretwalda Aelle of Sussex (approximate date; suggested dates range from 490 to 510) Note: This battle may have influenced the legend of King Arthur. ... Dionysius Exiguus invented Anno Domini years to date Easter. ... A selection of bottled beers A selection of cask beers Beer is the worlds oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George... Founding Fathers of the United States, also known to some Americans as the Fathers of Our Country (when referred to by Amricans), the Forefathers, Framers or the Founders are the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution or otherwise participated in the American Revolution as leaders of... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ...


Its existence is hidden from the public, known only to members, and has chapters all over the world. Springfield's members include various residents or guests (see below) who enjoy special privileges, such as free vending machine items and vibrating chairs at work. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The logo of the Stonecutters The Sacred Order of the Stonecutters is a fictional secret society from the animated television show The Simpsons. ... It has been suggested that Vend counter be merged into this article or section. ...


The Stonecutters meet every Wednesday at a giant pyramid-shaped building, pay homage to their Sacred Parchment, get drunk and play ping-pong. Their leader is Number One (voiced by Patrick Stewart). Each member is assigned a number and rank based on the order in which he joined. Montgomery Burns may lord over Springfield, but, at The Temple, he is only #29, entitling his higher-ranking employees to humiliate him. Interestingly enough, almost every adult male in Springfield is a Stonecutter. Wang Liqin winning a forehand drive against Jörg Rosskopf. ... Patrick Stewart, OBE, (born July 13, 1940) is an English film, television, and stage actor and Chancellor of Huddersfield University. ... Charles Montgomery Burns (usually or , even Monty Burns), a fictional character, is the owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in The Simpsons cartoon series. ...


Homer Simpson is having a bad week but discovers Lenny and Carl get to work right on time, always have great parking spaces and other special privileges he doesn't. When Homer asks how they came about these privileges, they follow up by a long silence until Lenny says, "It's a secret." Carl responds by telling Lenny to shut up. Lenford Lenny Leonard (1971- ) is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Carlito Carl Carlson is a fictional character in the animated TV series The Simpsons. ...


Homer realizes that something is not right, and notices that Lenny and Carl are always busy on Wednesday night. Although he promises Marge that he won't, he follows Lenny and Carl on a Wednesday night and, in turn, is led to the Stonecutters' secret hangout. Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) (voiced by Julie Kavner) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


How Homer joins the Stonecutters

Homer climbs up onto the skylight on the roof of the pyramid and peers through the glass to see what is going on inside, but due to his weight, the glass breaks and he falls through. He begs them to join the club, but they refuse, stating that the only way to become a member is to either be the son of a Stonecutter or save the life of a Stonecutter. This article is about use of natural sunlight for interior illumination. ...


After he cannot save the life of a Stonecutter, he flees home feeling rejected, knowing he will never join. At the end of the table while the conversation of Homer's anger is underway Grandpa Simpson is repeatedly saying, "I'm a member," but is completely ignored. When Homer finally realises what Grandpa is saying, the latter takes him to the secret society, and after a painful initiation process (consisting of being hit repeatedly by wooden paddles), Homer joins the Stonecutters, and is given the title of #908. Sergeant Abraham Jasper Simpson (Grampa or Abe) is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons. ...


The benefits of membership

After Homer joins the (seemingly) exclusive club, he is entitled to the benefits bestowed upon members. These include:

  • a secret passageway to the nuclear plant, with chandeliers, fine art, and classical music in order to avoid the traffic jam
  • expedited plumbing service
  • Rollerblades to "glide to the front door" of the plant (but the same bad parking spot)
  • a personalized chair similar to that of Lenny and Carl
  • stickers instructing police not to give Homer a speeding ticket and preventing paramedics from stealing Homer's wallet
  • the "real number" for 911 (which is, of course, 912)
  • a variety of beer-based activities (keggers, steinhoists, etc.) and, for good measure, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
  • a ring that grants him free vending machine items

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Homer: The Chosen One

While enjoying barbecue ribs, Homer, not having a napkin, uses the Sacred Parchment as a bib. As the others look on horrified, he uses it to blow his nose and clean his ears, totally destroying it. The Parchment contains the Stonecutters' rules, basis, and the prophecy of a Chosen One who will lead them to greatness. Number One, citing Homer's "utterly baffling behavior," declares he be excommunicated: stripped naked and forced to drag home a "stone of shame" on a chain around his neck. A member of the Airpork Crew barbecue team prepares pork shoulder at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. ... A napkin is a small square of cloth or paper used at table. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


After being stripped (and his robes burned), it is discovered that Homer has a birthmark on his backside in the shape of the Stonecutters' logo, identifying him as The Chosen One. The "stone of shame" is replaced with an even bigger "stone of triumph" which Homer has to drag to the top of Mount Springfield.


The end of the Stonecutters

At first, Homer basks in his new-found status (he takes special delight at how the others must genuflect to him, in parody of the 1987 film The Last Emperor.) But he soon becomes disillusioned. "Your power has isolated you," Lisa tells him. She advises that the one way he will find meaning and fulfillment is to use the Stonecutters' resources to help the less-fortunate. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 1987 film. ... Lisa Marie Simpson (voiced by Yeardley Smith) is a fictional character on the animated television series The Simpsons. ...


Less than a week of being forced to do good deeds, the members have had it with their Chosen One: "He's gone mad with power!" Moe declares. After input from the Stonecutters World Council (Orville Redenbacher, Mr. T, Jack Nicholson and George H. W. Bush), Number One decides the only thing to do is abandon the Temple. They form a new society, "The Ancient Society of No-Homers," headquartered in an abandoned Baskin-Robbins parlor, reducing Homer to reenact the American Civil War with colobus monkeys. As one might expect, Homer is not allowed to join, though they do have someone named Homer Glumplich (whom Homer knew as a child) as a member, because they say they can have only one person named Homer (claiming that the name refers to Homers in the plural). Moe Szyslak (pronounced SIZZ-lack, as opposed to the Polish pronunciation, SHISS-lack) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... YOrville Redenbacher (July 16, 1907 – September 20, 1995) is most often associated with the brand of popcorn that bears his name. ... Mr. ... Jack Nicholson at Cannes, (2001). ... George Herbert Walker Bush, GCB, (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). ... External links Baskin-Robbins official site. ... Combatants Union (remaining U.S. states) Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties KIA: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 94,000 Total dead: 258,000 Wounded: 137,000+  The... Type species Colobus polykomos King Colobus Species Colobus satanas Colobus angolensis Colobus polykomos Colobus vellerosus Colobus guereza Black-and-white colobus are the Old World monkeys which bear a striking resemblance to skunks. ...


Homer's family cheers him up by letting him join the extremely elite society of the Simpson Family, whereupon he is subjected to yet more paddling.


"We Do" (The Stonecutters' Song)

"We Do" is the anthem of the Stonecutters, which testifies to their far-reaching influence. An anthem is a choral composition to an English religious text sung in church services. ...

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Springfield Stonecutters Members

Homer Glumplich is seen as a member of the No Homers Club and The Ancient Mystic Society of No Homers. The idea that he was a Stonecutter may or may not be an accurate assumption. Homer Jay Simpson (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) is one of the main characters in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... Lenford Lenny Leonard (1971- ) is a fictional character in The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Carlito Carl Carlson is a fictional character in the animated TV series The Simpsons. ... Abraham J. Simpson (Grampa or Abe) is a fictional character featured in the animated cartoon television series The Simpsons. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ... W. Seymour Skinner (1961?- ) is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Julius Hibbert, M.D. is a doctor and physician from the TV series The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Charles Montgomery Burns (usually or , even Monty Burns), a fictional character, is the owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in The Simpsons cartoon series. ... Waylon J. Smithers Jr. ... // Akira Akira As one of Springfields most prominent Japanese American citizens, Akira is the owner of a karate dojo (which Bart briefly attended) and also works at The Happy Sumo sushi restaurant. ... In the television series, The Simpsons, the Wiggum family consist of Clancy (father and police officer), Sarah (mother), and Ralph (child). ... Moe Szyslak (pronounced SIZZ-lack, as opposed to the Polish pronunciation, SHISS-lack) is a fictional character on the animated series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. ... Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski, more commonly known as Krusty the Clown is a fictional character in the cartoon The Simpsons. ... Sideshow Mel Sideshow Mel, full name Melvin van Horne (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), is a minor cartoon character on the TV show The Simpsons. ... In the animated series The Simpsons, the Van Houten family consists of Bart Simpsons friend Milhouse and his parents, father Kirk and mother Luann. ... Kent Brockman is one of the recurring fictional characters from The Simpsons, and is voiced by Harry Shearer. ... Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby Quimby redirects to here. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ... // Akira Akira As one of Springfields most prominent Japanese American citizens, Akira is the owner of a karate dojo (which Bart briefly attended) and also works at The Happy Sumo sushi restaurant. ... Barnard Barney Gumble born (April 20 or June 15, 1967) is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In the television series The Simpsons, the Springfield Elementary School is the school which Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson and their fellow students attend. ...


A green Martian, Steve Guttenberg, Adolf Hitler, and a man in an egg costume (The Egg Council Guy) are also seen, though they may have been guests. The word Martian is applied to a hypothetical native inhabitant of the planet Mars. ... Steve Guttenberg (August 24, 1958), sometimes credited as Steven Guttenberg, is an American actor. ... (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945) was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 and Führer (Leader) of Germany from 1934 until his death. ...


Episode Trivia

  • In this episode there is an unusually high number of helicopter crashes. Number one is Arnie Pie in the traffic copter, number 2 is in the DVD deleted scenes when Homer "stalks..." Lenny and Carl. The third is when Homer is painting a building for charity covering up the word "Graffiti" spraypainted multiple times on the building.

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Japanese Folktales (5169 words)
The stonecutter, however, had never seen this spirit, and only shook his head, with an unbelieving air, when anyone spoke of it.
One day the stonecutter carried a gravestone to the house of a rich man, and saw there all sorts of beautiful things, of which he had never even dreamed.
One morning the heat was so great that the stonecutter could scarcely breathe, and he determined he would stop at home till the evening.
The Stonecutter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (785 words)
The Stonecutter is a Japanese folktale of unknown authorship.
According to the Aarne and Thompson classification of fairy tales, The Stonecutter is a tale of type 555, The Fisherman and His Wife.
At the end, the stonecutter simply realises that his greedy longings are futile because power is relative (compare: food chain).
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