Does anybody else remember that "Simpsons" episode where Homer joins a secret club that was called, I believe, the "Stone Cutters"? As a ritual punishment, he had the "Stone of Shame" shackled to his ankle. I saw that episode a very long time ago, so I don't remember all of it, but I thought it was great.
I believe the previous resident of my house was a Freemason. For the first couple of years my family lived in this house, we'd get mail addressed to his wife. It was a newsletter for wives of Masons, and it mostly contained information on charities and events. I'd always been somewhat curious about the organization, and that piqued my curiosity more.