Tuesday, August 27, 1985
Approximately 2,250 slimy "Pollywogs" crossed the equator and into the realm of KING NEPTUNIS REX! Thus commenced the ceremonious line crossing tradition designed to ensure that each wog be anointed into His Royal Order. This practice which helps the pollywog get more in touch with his element was believed to have begun centuries ago with English seafarers and has since become a tradition recognized by many Naval organizations worldwide. Once the wog has seen his true status in the eyes of NEPTUNE, undergoes the cleansing of its slime and the rigorous tests set by TRUSTY SHELLBACKS, he will then be allowed to enter into the Ancient Order of Shellbacks. Details of this initiation however, shall remain a treasured secret among SHELLBACKS ... now and forevermore.
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