The devil is, of course, in the details.
I wonder if there would truly be a market for such a men’s club? What would the business model look like? I could see the man-gina types flocking in so they can pretend to be offended and sue someone…
I doubt such a club could exist in our legal environment. Such things went the way of the male-only military academy for boys.
If they exist they are unicorns.
I agree. There is no way the progs would allow such a bastion of patriarchal chauvinism to exist. Its all well and good for there to be organizations for women only or for gays to have their special places but nothing so old fashioned as hetero males to be able to be hetero males.
Man-code would be to toss him on his ear, and nobody heard or saw a thing. Unauthorized recording barred by agreement upon crossing the threshold. Offended? If your butt already hurts, it’ll only be improved by hitting the sidewalk outside.
I believe Wayne M has hit upon one of the reasons Damon’s club would be “invitation only”.
The legal climate in the US is why don Portago’s consulate declaration is important. It provides legal invulnerability from the inevitable and unending lawsuits.
Can you run a business out of a consulate, though? That doesn’t sound right.
Ah, a Consulate. There’s a detail that drives out many devils.
No nude Sam and Skye tending bar?
What’s the appeal?
The opportunity to read & discuss books, play cards, drink quality liquor, debate politics, tell jokes and analyze the fallibles of progs and other idiots… all free from the scrutiny and judgment of women.
While such a vision is mouth-watering to say the least, isn’t Skye precisely the sort which the club is founded to be safe from?
Besides, what other woman could possible be as delightful as the Personification of Complete Feminine Perfection Embodied, (and i _do_ mean ‘body’!), in Her Divine-ness: Sam?
Chris is already laying the groundwork that not even Sam or Jan should be allowed in.
We call those tobacco shops these days.
Yep. As was said, G-d is in the planning, and the devil is in the details.
What will be the membership requirements? Who will nominate whom? How will nominees be vetted? And voted on? And if a member turns out to be a sheeple, what will be the process to un-membership them?
ANd lastly, how to keep the fems, Libtards, and other prog rif-raff from storming the gates?
Even as a cartoon exercise, it will be interesting to see how Chris handles this. It may turn into an example for a real world business model.
When I was living in Harrisburg, PA, I went to an Italian barber shop. There were Playboy mags all over the place, not a single girlie mag, and I never once saw a woman in there for the three years I went there.
I think you mean “chick magazine”. Playboy *is* a “girlie mag”.
I always thought Redboob, Seventeen and Women’s Day were chick mags.
In the end such clubs are a danger to big government. It’s in such clubs men learn and decide to do things as a group.
And groups without the geas of big government are intolerable to far too many.
And THAT’S a bingo.
I can think of a few gunshops that played a similar role.
One day we will read on Drudge or Instapundit that White’s Club or Boodle’s on Pall Mall has been forced to admit women. That will be the bitter end. In NYC McSorley’s Old Ale House is still a great place but it is not the same as it was.
Exclusive clubs still exist. Some by ethnicity — Jewish or other religion only, for example. A few originally formed because other clubs would not admit them. Women forced membership into some because they were closely connected to a business — excluding women gave male counterparts an upper hand.
Like Sam suggested, women might be allowed into the bar (some on certain days) or into separate rooms to share a meal with a member, or by vote of the membership for certain ladies only.
I’d certainly allow Sam into the bar if she wore those low slung jeans.
So, this club has to be on foreign consulate property, here in the USA, in order to provide liberties which once (in my own lifetime) common to our culture.
And we allowed this to happen. We permitted this obscenity, that our values could be trashed by feminazis, metrosexuals, and bottom-feeding politicians who violate their oaths of office without consequence.
The more we accept of this, the worse it will get. We should be doing as we please, and then telling whatever agency or court seeks to punish us to FOAD.
May have to consider adding a full time character with a law license to keep the private club legal: http://law.onecle.com/texas/alcoholic/chapter32.html
This discussion reminds me of the billiard parlor in Douglasville, GA, back in 1970.
My bud and I were playing billiards (10 cents a rack). His wife wanted to speak to him. She stood outside the screen door until the manager noticed her and asked her what she wanted.
There was no sign, “Men Only”. <– That would have meant there was some doubt in someone's mind about who could come in.
Just call it “The Men’s Room”, and have a separate stand alone and less elaborate “Ladies Room” which would be traditional. There could even be an “Others Room” if PC had to be maintained.
That may be the key.
If the only way into the club were through the Men’s Room it would be exclusive _and_ legal.
We can talk about it all we want, but we know, deep down, that those days are gone. A few homosexuals would sneak in, start making out to provoke the management and clientele, get thrown out, then lawyer up. The “news” media would be outside Damon’s house every day, along with the radical homosexual lobby and feminazis, the two most intolerant groups in the history of America. Damon would be forced to allow everyone in, or close doors.
Damon would have no choice except to close doors of “Straight & Male” and that would be the end of it.
If two homos DID manage to gain membership to Damon’s “Men’s Club”, and started to make out, I could see their membership being expunged — along with them. Quietly. No bodies. No evidence. I’m sure there would be enough MEN in the club to handle things among themselves.
cb, “Better Call Saul”! 🙂
“Cooties”? Why would there be a delousing station at the club unless there is a tick issue? The little bloodsuckers passing on disease..oh yeah, libtard progs will want in.
There will need to be a vetting process. I can think of a question to ask for membership. Would you trust this person to cover your six and if it came down to it, make sure your body got home?
“Cooties is a fictional childhood disease used in the United States of America and Canada as a rejection term and an infection tag game (such as Humans vs. Zombies).” — Wikipedia
I am reminded of “The Club” in the movie with Jack Lemmon, “How to Murder Your Wife”. All Male – and of course at the time the movie was made, assumed to be all hetero, mostly married, men.
A place where deals were made, workouts were had, and fine liquor and cigars were consumed. Fine woodwork on the walls, leather chairs, etc… A doorman at the door was supposed to make certain that only members were allowed inside.
I won’t spoil it for you, but it’s a great movie… I always get a good laugh out of it. INterestingly, Jack Lemmon’s character is a cartoonist.
Ideally, Freemasonry should be as described by Zed (except for the politics; for good reason we keep politics out of the lodge).
Grunting has been banned by Planet Fitness. Others? Who bans deadlifting? I’d hate to darken unintentionally their threshold.
It’s sad that we now live in a country where the “Right of Free Association” is now limited to poetry slam.
So the gist, as RegT mentioned above, is that we are admitting and surrendering to the notion that -regardless of the subjective pros and cons of the business plan itself- the only way to be free to conduct ourselves and our business as we see fit (and as once commonly posted on the walls of diners, garages, etc. “reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”), is to establish a foreign sovereign zone within the borders of the one-time land of the free and home of the brave? I don’t know where the proprietor here at DBD will ultimately take his avatar proprietors there at DD, but this is already one hell of a sad and pathetic commentary.
If that is an accurate depiction, it’s probably too late in the game to vote ourselves out of it via libertarianism et al, so might it be time to take a page from our not-too-distant history and secede, if not our territory, then just ourselves to a new frontier? It’s what we did in the 1700’s of course, but also more recently in the 1800’s when large contingents of confederates resettled in Costa Rica, etc. Might not be that far-fetched to consider if that time again is upon us.
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