At present there is no organization to join, so there is no secret handshake, decoder ring, OR dues. Our model is the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Turtles:

According to Denis P. McGowan of the “Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles”, his father, the late Captain Hugh P. McGowan, U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force Reserve (Ret.) and several pilots of the U.S. Army Air Corps 8th Air Force founded the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles in an officers’ club while stationed in England during the Second World War: “We were flying daytime bombing missions over Hitler’s Third Reich. We just wanted a little fun. We had seen a sign showing that the ‘Ancient Order of Foresters‘ and the ‘Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes‘ would meet in the local pub, so I devised the name ‘Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles’ for the fun of it. It was not meant to be serious, it had no constitution or by-laws, and was a relief from the horrors and dangers we saw every day on our missions. It spread after the War through the VFW and American Legion posts, and eventually, to Masonic groups, colleges and even to the high schools of the U.S.A.”[2]

from Wikipedia

In the future you can expect all manner of silliness bizarre behavior. Check out this guy:

Thumbs down on gorillas in captivity, but thumbs up on this Silverback’s show of spirit.

Our ultimate mission is to create a global community of powerful individuals, self-selected without regard to color, creed, height, gender, sexual preference, flavor, yada-yada-yada.

Silverbacks International will be the organization that breaks the Groucho Marx rule of “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.” Sorry, Groucho, but that is spoken like a true Silverback.

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