Rosicrucian Order

photo by Ballard Avenue.

Ballard has a number of fraternal organizations, including its own Rosicrucian lodge. It's a strange building just north of downtown. No windows, low to the ground--it looks like a bunker. Hmmm. What sort of things go on there? It always makes me think of the Stonecutters' Song from the Simpsons.

The Stonecutter's Song

Who controls the British Crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do. We do.
Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps Martians under wraps?
We do. We do.
Who holds back the electric car?
Who made Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do. We do.
Who robs cavefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do.