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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.
25th Dec '16 11:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* At least two episodes of ''TheTwilightZone'': "Back There" and "The Silence", seem to be set in this sort of club.

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* At least two episodes of ''TheTwilightZone'': ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "Back There" and "The Silence", seem to be set in this sort of club.
7th Dec '16 12:14:02 PM __Vano
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* Parodied in ''Film/LuckyLukeAndTheDaltons''. The meeting room in a railroad carriage where Lucky Luke meets the politicians who hire him is covered in a large, trick, barely transparent cloud of tobacco smoke, descending to as low as waist level.
2nd Dec '16 11:25:04 AM Berrenta
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* The Season Four opening arc of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', "Yanks in the U.K.", included a visit to a Gentlemen's Club. The [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage American]] [[BikiniBar implications]] of the term are [[PlayingWithATrope discussed]].

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* The Season Four opening arc of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', "Yanks in the U.K.", included a visit to a Gentlemen's Club. The [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage American]] [[BikiniBar American implications]] of the term are [[PlayingWithATrope discussed]].
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