We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies
x
LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Messages 1 2 3 4 

The Reform Club by 3dlibrarian on 13 July 2008 8:20pm
 
This is definitely in the blathering on category. Having just viewed Mr. Palin's "Around the World in 80 Days" program it seemed necessary to send a response of some sort to The Reform Club. Copy (with address deleted) follows:

The Reform Club
104 Pall Mall
City of Westminster
London SW1Y 5EW
England


Gentlemen,
I have just completed viewing Michael Palin’s series of programs, “Around the World in 80 Days” as broadcast on BBC television.
I think that nothing sums up the degradation of English character and its decline of culture within upper class society as well as the moment when Mr. Palin, having successfully circumnavigated the globe, is denied a celebratory entry to your club of so-called “gentlemen”.
I would expect most of your own countrymen experienced a similar reaction. What a bunch of horses-ass buffoons you all must be. It just further demonstrates that money cannot purchase character.

Cordially,
Elliott Swanson
(Academic Librarian, retired)

Elliott Swanson
Bremerton, WA
USA
 
Re: The Reform Club by sighthound on 13 July 2008 9:44pm
 
Good one, Elliott!

Given the tremendous popularity of Palin's travels shows (and the fact that he has since been made a CBE), I wonder what the Reform Club's reaction would be today.
 
Re: The Reform Club by peripatetically on 13 July 2008 10:21pm
 
That's priceless, Ellicott! lol. it really gave me a good laugh. I would love to be a fly on the wall watching whoever opens your letter and reads this. Just imagine it! Hahahahahahaha.
 
Re: The Reform Club by Spursfan on 13 July 2008 10:53pm
 
Elliott I just had to write to tell you how offended I am at your slur on both my country and my class....ONLY KIDDING!! ;)

Well done mate.

Anne
 
Re: The Reform Club by TERRY S on 14 July 2008 12:09am
 
Hear hear to that! I thought it was shameful! I also thought it was shameful that when he reached the South Pole in (not surprisingly) Pole to Pole, he had to sleep in a tent outside instead of in the research station. All right, so he's not American - and? All right, so he's not a scientist - and? He's from the BBC for Heaven's sake! I know he's used to sleeping in tents, especially after Himalaya, but this was ridiculous!
 
Re: The Reform Club by kisch on 14 July 2008 8:31am
 
Teee heee. Actually, on my last visit to London, I walked down Pall Mall and I walked up the steps of the Reform Club and was met by two securities. When I asked, may I take a picture inside, they politely said that "it's private club, no photos allowed". I really really laughed at that, remembering the end of ATWI80D :-)
 
Re: The Reform Club by Spursfan on 14 July 2008 9:15am
 
Maybe the Reform Club should be...reformed? Hahahaha. ;)

Anne
 
Re: The Reform Club by tucsonmike on 14 July 2008 2:00pm
 
Touche!
 
Re: The Reform Club by geordiegirl on 15 July 2008 5:54pm
 
Lovely letter,Elliott. Very depressing to realise these 'institutions' hardly change at all: a change in the law hardly affected them as far as admitting women goes (they still don't) - stick-in-the-mud, elitist,snobbish - the Worst of British
Linda
 
Re: The Reform Club by bIG bLOGGER on 16 July 2008 4:36pm
 
Yes,geordiegirl,that sums it up well.
Elliott:Let us all know if you get a formal reply,please.Snobbery IS still rife in certain clubs in Britain. peter.
 
Messages 1 2 3 4 




  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.