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11th Jun '17 3:14:27 PM nombretomado
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* As per tradition, the haunt of Sir Humphrey and co in ''YesMinister''.

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* As per tradition, the haunt of Sir Humphrey and co in ''YesMinister''.''Series/YesMinister''.
7th Jun '17 3:17:20 PM MadAnthony94
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* ''TheHoundOfTheDUrbervilles'' invented the Xeniades Club as an EvilCounterpart of the Diogenes above (it was founded by Professor Moriarty's older brother). In a direct contrast, it's noted to be for social types who aren't wanted anywhere else, and it encourages lively debate so it's the noisiest club in London. Like Diogenes, there are also hints that it's a cover for something more: [[spoiler: specifically, the creation of weapons of mass destruction for the British government]].
16th May '17 5:39:48 PM nombretomado
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* The "Humphrey and Godfrey" sketches in ''TheTwoRonnies''.

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* The "Humphrey and Godfrey" sketches in ''TheTwoRonnies''.''Series/TheTwoRonnies''.
12th Mar '17 8:15:44 PM Khathi
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* The Reform Club, where [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Fileas Fogg]] goes to read papers and play whist, is quintessential to the novel's [[TheBet key bet]], as it arose from the card table discussion of a newspaper article Fogg have read recently.

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* The Reform Club, where [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Fileas Phileas Fogg]] goes to read papers and play whist, is quintessential to the novel's [[TheBet key bet]], as it arose from the card table discussion of a newspaper article Fogg have read recently.
11th Mar '17 7:08:28 AM Khathi
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* The Reform Club, where [[Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays Fileas Fogg]] goes to read papers and play whist, is quintessential to the novel's [[TheBet key bet]], as it arose from the card table discussion of a newspaper article Fogg have read recently.
22nd Feb '17 4:33:22 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''Literature/{{Deathlands}}'', where apparently these still exist AfterTheEnd.
-->He still had his secrets, though there were many who plotted and schemed in smoke-filled rooms to wrest them from him, many who saw him as the ultimate block to their own acquisition of power.
5th Feb '17 10:13:59 PM SwampAdder
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes' brother [[BrilliantButLazy Mycroft]] belongs to the Diogenes Club - a club for antisocial gentlemen, which treasures silence so much that talking in the wrong room is an offense punishable by expulsion.

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes' brother [[BrilliantButLazy Mycroft]] belongs to the Diogenes Club - -- a club for antisocial gentlemen, which treasures silence so much that talking in the wrong room is an offense punishable by expulsion.



** Apparently Watson is also a member of a club (never named), where he hangs out and plays billiards when he wants to escape from Holmes' malodorous chain smoking and chemical experiments for a while.

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** Apparently Watson is also a member of a club (never named), where he hangs out and plays billiards when he wants to escape from Holmes' malodorous chain smoking and chemical experiments for a while.few hours.
5th Feb '17 10:11:50 PM SwampAdder
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** In "The Bruce-Partington Plans" Mycroft is revealed to have a vital position in the British government, and as an extension of this many adaptations and pastiches enjoy portraying the Diogenes Club as a front for some kind of secret governmental or espionage agency.
** Apparently Watson is also a member of a club (never named), where he hangs out and plays billiards when he wants to escape from Holmes' malodorous chain smoking and chemical experiments for a while.
11th Jan '17 7:29:24 PM nombretomado
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* LordPeterWimsey is also a member of more than one Smoky Gentlemen's Club; the novel ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'' mostly takes place within one of them.

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* LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey is also a member of more than one Smoky Gentlemen's Club; the novel ''The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club'' mostly takes place within one of them.
5th Jan '17 5:47:45 PM SwampAdder
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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes stories, note how often Holmes and Watson end up in one of those clubs to meet a client or expose a villain.
** Not to mention Holmes' brother [[BrilliantButLazy Mycroft]] belongs to the Diogenes Club - a club for antisocial gentlemen, which treasures silence so much that talking in the wrong room is an offence punishable by expulsion.

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* In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Literature/SherlockHolmes stories, note how often Holmes and Watson end up in one of those clubs to meet a client or expose a villain.
** Not to mention Holmes'
Literature/SherlockHolmes' brother [[BrilliantButLazy Mycroft]] belongs to the Diogenes Club - a club for antisocial gentlemen, which treasures silence so much that talking in the wrong room is an offence offense punishable by expulsion.
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