in the SMH talking about exlusive members only clubs in the UK made me laugh.
Apparently for many of the new uber cool clubs 'bankers' or people who wear suits are not invited to join.
They interviewed a few 24 year old 'bankers' who were mystified why they with their big pay packets were not allowed to join the club.
And apparently the 'banker' in question said he wouldn't really want to join because he wasn't cool enough to talk to anyone!
He really put his foot in it when he said that they clubs were interested in arts not money, OMG how clueless do you have to be?
Money does not equal style or cool!
It's fantastic it really is, to be cool you have to stop thinking about being cool and just have your own style!
The reason why these clubs deny entry is because the London banking jobs expect their employees to behave, dress and think in a certain way.
By the same token though the clubs themselves are encouraging sameness, to the point that one has a Damien Hirst in the foyer.
Now if that isn't main stream culture accepting what was once fringe art I don't know what is!
As Oscar Wilde once famously said "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club that wanted me as their member".
BTW the picture is a Damien Hirst installation of a Sheep in Formaldehyde, hideous but strangely enticing!
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